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Archos confirms plans to enter the Windows Phone race

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Archos has confirmed that it intends to enter the Windows Phone game, although says it will wait until the time is right before launching its first Microsoft-powered device.

Despite the Windows Phone OS having seen its share of the smartphone sector dramatically rise during the past 12 months, Nokia remains the primary supplier of Windows Phone handsets, with the likes of Samsung and HTC reducing their support of the platform.

Now, however, Archos has confirmed it is looking at joining the Windows Phone race, a move rival budget handset makers Alcatel and ZTE have also confirmed they are considering.

“We will launch a Windows Phone handset when the time is right,” Archos CEO Loic Poirier said speaking exclusively with TrustedReviews.

Although adding that the company sees the Windows Phone market as now mature enough to enter following a number of years of gradual growth, Poirier has said Archos will retain Android as its primary focus for its smartphone and tablet efforts.

Speaking on how the company will split its resources between the two operating systems, the Archos head added: “Before anything else we are focussed on Google.”

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Prem Desai

February 2, 2014, 11:41 am

I don't think the Archos name carries the Kudos to raise the windows phone game.

If anything else, I feel it will lower windows credibility and push it into the budget sector.

I understand that Microsoft want to increase sales, but they should be careful who they license this too especially as Archos are blatantly saying this is going to be a half-hearted effort for them. This will help ruin windows reputation, not raise it.

that_guy

February 4, 2014, 2:41 pm

Great but who is Archos? And why do I keep picturing cheap flimsy electronics when I hear this name?

that_guy

February 4, 2014, 2:45 pm

I don't like the name of that company..........I......I really don't like the name of that company.

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