Alcatel: The future of Windows Phone is in the entry-level segment

Alcatel may not have launched a Windows Phone since 2012, but all that may change in the near future. In an interview with The Guardian, vice president of Alcatel Dan Dery mentioned that the brand may launch entry-level devices based on Windows Phone.

"Carriers from across the world have consistently told us that entry-level Windows Phones work, but not at the high end. We don't know whether that's because Windows Phone is very good for entry level smartphones, or because people have been looking to get a Nokia device at an affordable price."

Dery also stated that Alcatel is much more interested in launching a Windows Phone after the introduction of Windows 10.

"Windows is the most converged OS between smartphone, tablet and laptop to date. We are very happy to have a partner interested in conversion, because our users do not want complicated systems – they want something familiar from their work environment in the office, but on a smartphone."

Dery did not give out any specifics on when we might see an official announcement from Alcatel, only stating that devices were currently in the pipeline.

What do you guys think? Do any of Dery's statements resonate with you?

Source: The Guardian

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.