Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop held a conference today, at the conference he made a statement that Nokia is planning on entering the entry level phone market with a bang with its Windows Phone handsets as well. We already know that Nokia has a lot of Symbian powered handsets in the entry level markets, but now it seems like Nokia is planning on bringing affordable lineup of Windows phone powered devices.
The Only Entry Level Windows Phone is Lumia 610
At this time, the only entry level Windows Phone device released by Nokia is the Lumia 610. But now, CEO has announced that Nokia is planning on bringing much more and also at the even lower prices. Nokia is intending on doing all that with the cooperation of Microsoft. Apparently, Microsoft will be trying to tweak and optimize the Windows Phone Tango for the low end devices.
According to Stephen Elop, Nokia and Microsoft are taking this move to compete with so many cheap Android handsets already available in the markets. The exact words used by CEO were that Nokia needs to compete with Android aggressively.
We all know that Nokia’s main sources of revenue are the entry level Symbian handsets for a very long time. So, it does not surprise us that Nokia is trying to do the same thing with the Windows Phone platform as well. At this time we don’t know when these new affordable Lumia handsets will hit the markets but we are surely excited about them. Of course everyone likes healthy competition and once Nokia releases cheap Windows Phone handsets, all the low budget handset users will have so many choices to buy a smartphone.
At this time, Android’s low end handsets including Samsung Galaxy Ace, Ace 2, Sony Xperia U, Huawei Ascends 300 and various other handsets are the top selling devices of that price point. When we talk about the Lumia 610 from Nokia, I don’t think that it is selling that good because people are finding many better handsets running Android than this one. In addition to that, Lumia 610 had its share of issues like inability to run apps like Angry birds and Skype.