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Karbonn set to launch smartphones that dual-boot both Android and Windows Phone


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Karbonn Mobiles is an unfamiliar name to many, but this Indian smartphone manufacturer is getting set to release a phone that will boot both Android and Windows Phone. Karbonn Mobiles has already managed to secure a deal with Microsoft regarding Windows Phone, as the chairman of Karbonn Mobiles, Sudhir Hasija, explained. It is reported that the dual-OS smartphones will be out by June and will target office-going professionals and 'techies.'

"Microsoft has eased the regulations and is opening up its platform for other players. We signed the agreement two days ago and will launch a range of Windows phones in about three months" - Hasija

No details on specifications or pricing as of yet, however, but given that it attempts to target the Indian subcontinent, it would be expected to be competitive with the "China phones" that target the same region-- about $300 USD.

How this smartphone will work is anybody's guess, and some questions that need answers include:

Would the user be able to seamlessly access their content across both operating systems?

What would happen to things like alarms, or text messages?

How will OS upgrades be handled?

..and plenty more queries that will look to be answered as the smartphone is released. Depending on how it works out, it could turn out to either be really amazing or a complete disaster, so hopefully its not the latter. Either way, it's worth commending Karbonn Mobiles for trying to be innovative in their smartphone offering.

This report comes not long after Nokia announced its range of Nokia X smartphones that come with its own tailored flavor of Android.

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/personal/tech/gadgets/special/Karbonn-Mobiles-to-launch-dual-OS-smartphones-in-June/articleshow/31195025.cms

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Interesting... Am in love with my Indian guys... really making an impact in the technological world.

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While I'm using a Karbonn mobile myself, though not because I want to but have to, I think Karbonn mobiles are the most shameful of companies India has produced.

Karbonn, including other such brands, bring the most cheapest, lousy quality and fragile parts and then assemble them as mobile devices and sell them at a price cheaper than other international brands but still earn high amounts of profits. That's not it, they offer no post-purchase services so if your mobile devices gets broken, forget about repairing it from the company. That's not it, they install vanilla Android on their phones, don't even take time to modify it a little, in addition to not offering updates to the Android.

What would have been ideal was that they would bring good parts and sell it at cheaper price, offer good services and get good impression from it's users, while also making sufficient amount of profits.

Years ago, Indian products were known for their quality, sturdiness and services, these companies offer none of it.

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While I'm using a Karbonn mobile myself, though not because I want to but have to, I think Karbonn mobiles are the most shameful of companies India has produced.

Karbonn, including other such brands, bring the most cheapest, lousy quality and fragile parts and then assemble them as mobile devices and sell them at a price cheaper than other international brands but still earn high amounts of profits. That's not it, they offer no post-purchase services so if your mobile devices gets broken, forget about repairing it from the company. That's not it, they install vanilla Android on their phones, don't even take time to modify it a little, in addition to not offering updates to the Android.

What would have been ideal was that they would bring good parts and sell it at cheaper price, offer good services and get good impression from it's users, while also making sufficient amount of profits.

Years ago, Indian products were known for their quality, sturdiness and services, these companies offer none of it.

Oh! :( i see, that's really bad, Am not in India so i dont know what actually happens in that country. I was praising you guys for the fact that you have really advanced in technology for the past years. And its a great achievement for the citizens and the country as a whole. Condemnation wont solve the problem - Maybe they are loosing focus.

And also consumers aren't sending inn their feedback and experience with respect to using their devices, Try contacting their services for issues to be resolved, Consumer feedback is very important...

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