Microsoft launched several Windows Phone 7.5 devices during an event in New Delhi today, bringing the Marketplace to India for the first time, according to a report by WinRumors.
Bhaskar Paramanik, the chairman of Microsoft India, announced the upcoming availability of the HTC Radar in India starting from next week and Acer Allegro and Samsung Omnia W in November this year.
The HTC Radar will feature a 3.8-inch WVGA SLCD screen, 1GHz processor, 8GB of storage, 512MB of RAM, and a 5-megapixel rear camera (with a front-facing VGA counterpart). It will be priced at ₹ 23,990 ($485) in the Indian market.
The company boasted of having over 30,000 apps and over 50,000 registered developers in the Marketplace. It said that some new India-focused apps were going to be launched as well, with the Indian newspaper Times of India and deals website SnapDeal leading the charge.
Update: The post has been updated to reflect that today marked the official release of the Marketplace in India. Windows Phone 7 devices had existed in the country before. We regret the error and thank Pradeep Viswanathan of HCL for pointing it out.