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A smartphone and tablet company in Romania called Allview is the latest OEM to announce plans for its own Windows Phone 8.1 devices, along with a Windows 8.1 tablet.

One of the phones is the 4.7-inch Impera I, which Allview claims will have a 1280x720 display an an unnamed Qualcomm quad-core processor with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz. It will have 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage, along with a 5 MP rear camera and a 2MP front facing camera. It will also have two SIM slots. The other phone is the 5-inch Impera S, which will apparently have the exact same hardware specs as the Imperia I, aside from its size. Allview will sell the Impera I for 699 Romanian Leu (RON), or about US $216 without a contract, and the Imperia S is priced at 749 RON, or US $231, again without a contract.

The company's Windows 8.1 tablet is the 8-inch Imperia i8 with a 1280x800 diplay resolution. Inside there's an Intel Atom Z3735E processor with a clock speed of 1.83 GHz, along with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The tablet is actually running Windows 8.1 with Bing, which, as we have reported before, is a version of the OS that ships with the Bing search service set as the default, although owners can change that to whatever search engine they wish.

The tablet also has a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front facing camera. Allview is currently pricing the Impera i8 at 849 RON, or about US $263. Allview is supposed to begin shipment of the smartphones sometime in August, but the tablet does not have a release date. What do you think of this new Windows Phone 8.1 OEM and its first releases?

Thanks to Dan for the tip!

Source: Allview