During last week’s Computex, visitors were able to see quite a few still unannounced Windows Phone devices coming from newer Microsoft partners, which jumped on board as soon as the Redmond giant made its platform free for devices with screens under 9 inches.
BLU Products, which we know for their affordable Android gear, had two different models on display. One of them has a 5-inch screen and will come in many different colors. The other device was smaller and should therefore be more affordable (though we yet have to get any pricing information).
Prestigio also had two models to show us, MultiPhone 8500 DUO and MultiPhone 8400 DUO, both of which run Windows Phone 8.1 and come with dual-SIM capability. The former has a 5-inch 720p HD screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core chip clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras. It will be out in July, hitting stores around Europe with a price tag of 170 EUR. As for the other device, the MultiPhone 8400 DUO, it packs a smaller 4-inch IPS WVGA display, 8-megapixel rear and VGA front-facing cameras, and should hit EU countries in August with a price tag of 85 EUR.
Finally, we have the couple of Yezz Billy phones, named after Bill Gates. The bigger model rocks a 4.7-inch 720p HD screen, quad-core processor and a 13-megapixel main camera. Its price is set at 229 EUR. The smaller variant comes with a 4-inch display, 8MP camera and a price tag of 129 EUR.
While none of these are high-end devices, they will definitely help Microsoft get new customers, growing its market share along the way…