An exciting array of new Windows Phone devices were on display this week at Computex. Several of our new partners unveiled Windows Phones 8.1 devices. These new devices are a result of the announcement we made back in February at Mobile World Congress with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and $0 Windows for devices smaller than 9-inches in size which has enabled partners to more quickly and efficiently bring Windows Phones in to their mobile devices portfolio. Here is a look at just some of the many devices headed to all corners of the globe.
Prestigio has unveiled their first two Windows Phones: the Prestigio MultiPhone 8500 DUO and Prestigio MultiPhone 8400 DUO. The MultiPhone 8500 DUO has a 5-inch IPS display (720×1280) and a quad core 1.2 GHz processor. It also has an 8 megapixel rear camera and Dual SIM capability. The MultiPhone 8500 DUO available in Europe in July for estimated price of $235 (U.S.). The MultiPhone 8400 DUO will have a 4-inch IPS display (480×800), quad core 1.2 GHz processor, rear 8 megapixel camera and Dual SIM capability as well. The MultiPhone 8400 DUO will be available in Europe in August for estimated price of $115 (U.S.).
Yezz was on the ground showing off their new Billy 4.7 Windows Phone they announced earlier this month. The Billy 4.7 features a 4.7-inch IPS display, has a 1.2 GHz processor, rear 8 megapixel camera, and Dual SIM capability. Did you know Yezz named this phone to honor Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates? Yup! The Billy 4.7 is expected to be available soon starting in Europe, LATAM, and the U.S. In the U.S., the Billy 4.7 will be priced at $249 (U.S.) and available through Amazon.com. It will have interchangeable covers available in red, white and blue.
The Billy 4.7 is part of a larger family, though, since Yezz also announced previously it would be joined by the Billy 4.0 which comes will a 4-inch OGS screen, 8 megapixel rear camera, and quad core processor priced at $139 (U.S.).
BLU is also teasing their new 4-inch (left shot above) and 5-inch (right shot above). More details to come on these devices but they will be coming to the U.S. and LATAM soon. Their colors are awesome. I want the bright orange 5-inch one!
In addition, there were some interesting Windows Phone prototypes teased at Computex as well, from manufacturing partners BYD, Compal, Pegatron, Quanta and Wistron. It is exciting to see new Windows Phones from new partners. Stay tuned for more to come!
Updated November 7, 2014 6:09 pm