Micromax has become the first Indian smartphone-maker to introduce Windows Phone devices, after the Canvas Win W121 and Canvas Win W092 were announced.

W121 Image 34BCA385 520x491 Micromax becomes the first Indian phone maker to launch Windows Phone devicesThe five-inch Canvas Win W121 is priced at Rs. 9,500 (US$158), and sports an eight-megapixel rear camera and two-megapixel front-facing camera, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor and 1GB RAM. The device includes 8GB of on-device storage, which can be upgraded to 32GB with memory cards.

The Canvas Win W092 is the cheaper of the two, priced at Rs. 6,500 (US$108). It has the same spec, but a downgraded five-megapixel camera on the front and a 0.3-megapixel snapper on the back. It is also dual-SIM, which is a draw in India.

Microsoft says the launches vindicate its decision to make the Windows Phone platform free for all devices under nine-inches in size. Micromax was announced as a partner back at Build in April.

➤ Micromax introduces their first two Windows Phone devices [ Windows Phone Blog]

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