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Prestigio to debut Windows Phone devices

Vendor readies to launch new devices in the region this summer

The Prestigio Windows Phone was recently displayed at Microsoft's Build 2014 conference.
The Prestigio Windows Phone was recently displayed at Microsoft's Build 2014 conference.

Samrtphone manufacturer Prestigio has announced it will start selling smartphones running the brand new Windows Phone 8.1 OS from Microsoft.

The company, which recently attended the Microsoft's Build 2014 conference held in San Francisco where Microsoft announced some new partners for Windows Phone, including Prestigio and Micromax, said it is committed to launching devices in the coming months running the newly unveiled Windows Phone 8.1.

Dia Hamdan, marketing manager at Prestigio Middle East confirmed that the Windows Phone will be available in the market in the June/July timeframe.

Hamdan added that the handset is built on an Intel processor platform and has 32GB storage capacity. "All is on track for Prestigio to launch the new Windows Phone this summers," he said.

Microsoft's more personal approach with Windows Phone is making the experience ‘less about technology, more about you,' said Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president at Build.

Windows Phone 8.1 devices include features such as Live Tiles that surface information important to the user, Start screen enhancements that allow users to add a third column of medium tiles on all screen sizes, an Action Center that provides a centralised way to monitor all activity with a single swipe, and Data Sense, which helps users get the most out of their data plan by providing a clear picture into how data is being used.

For the enterprise, Microsoft said it will bring several new mobile device management (MDM) features, including more management capabilities and per-app enterprise VPN, which will allow phone users exclusive employee access to internal company sites.

By working with Microsoft, Prestigio said it is ensuring that its customers around the globe will have access to the unique experience Windows Phone delivers consistently across all price points.

Microsoft gave a sneak peak to Build attendees and international press on the upcoming Prestigio Windows Phone 8.1 device on stage at Build.

Prestigio said it will unveil more details about the device in the coming months.