Windows Mobile crosses 1 lakh mark in India

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New Delhi, Sept 18 (UNI) Microsoft's Windows mobile (WM) has achieved record sales of one lakh units in just over 15 months of its launch in India, making it the fastest growing mobile operating system in the country.

Over the last year, WM has had a growing partnership with leading Smartphone device manufacturers like HTC, HP (iPAQ), Imate, O2 and Motorola and has significantly increased its portfolio.

WM offers India's widest portfolio of form factors with close to 35 models, including Touchscreen phones, with prices starting from Rs 11,990 upwards.

''The one lakh mark is a significant achievement for any player in the messaging space... We aim to touch the two lakh figure by end of FY08,'' Microsoft India Director (Mobile Communications Business) Sumeet Gugnani said.

Windows Mobile, which had achieved a record market share of 30.5 per cent in the first quarter of this fiscal (according to IDC quarterly tracker) maintained its shipment level this quarter as well shipping more than 20,000 units of WM based phones, thus underlining its leadership position in the messaging segment.

According to IDC Worldwide Converged Mobile Device 2006-2011 Forecast and Analysis, May 2007, Windows Mobile is expected to see a CAGR of 57 per cent, the highest rate of growth among the top five platforms through 2011.

Microsoft has recently launched the next on the line Windows Mobile platform, Windows Mobile 6 which is currently available on models like HTC Touch, HTC S710, HP iPAQ 512, and O2 Zinc.

Besides a host of applications, all Microsoft Windows Mobile platform enabled smartphones offer a four pronged value proposition to smartphone users.

UNI

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