Windows Phone 7 is almost an year old now, launched back in October 2010 in UK and November in the United States , emerging as the 3rd largest mobile phone ecosystem after Android and iOS. Though the sells are not overwhelming at this moment but things are really looking bright for the new kid after the Microsoft-Nokia agreement and the upcoming new range of Mango based Windows Phones from various manufacturers like Nokia, HTC, LG, Fujitsu-Toshiba, Samsung, Acer etc.
Even for the Asian markets like India, the phone though not officially launched by Microsoft (no official marketplace support) but courtesy of Dell and HTC, we already have the HTC HD7, HTC 7 Mozart and Dell Venue Pro up for grabs in the Indian mobile market. I personally bought the HTC Mozart 6 months ago for the price of 25,000INR.
But now as the price drop starts as we have already seen the Apple iPhone 3GS being dropped to under 20,ooo INR, why should Windows Phone 7 stay behind? FlipKart, one of the leading e-Shopping sites in India well known for the best bargains in the mobile phones is now offering the Windows Phone 7 from HTC for dirt cheap prices.
This is my favorite pick(bought it for myself 6 months ago), sleek and stylish body, crisp 3.8 ” capacitive Touch Screen, Windows Phone 7 OS, 8 megapixel camera, power packed with 1 Ghz Snapdragon processor and 576MB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage space, it’s indeed a stealer at the price tag of 16,499 INR.
The beast from HTC with a massive 4.3 ” capacitive touch screen, Windows Phone 7 OS, 5 Megapixel Camera, power packed with 1 Ghz Snapdragon processor and 576MB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage space, a kickstand on back side , priced at an unbelievable price tag of 17,599 INR.
Both the phones support Dolby SRS. Also if you have a look at the number of apps in the marketplace, its nearing almost 30,000 Apps and Games with special XBox Live games and services exclusive for the Windows Phone 7 users.
Both the phones are also upgradeable to the upcoming update of windows phone codenamed Mango which will bring as many as 500 features like, Twitter People Hub integration, Turn by Turn navigation, custom Ringtones, 3rd party multitasking and lots more.