Yezz to launch two new Windows Phone 8.1 devices in October for Europe
Yezz has announced plans to launch two new Windows Phone 8.1 devices in October for the European market, the Billy 4 and Billy 4.7, both of which are apparently named for Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
These phones will be the first for the company based on the Windows Phone OS, which shows that more OEMs are trying to sell devices with Microsoft's mobile operating system. The company announced earlier this year it was ditching its license fees for Windows devices that have displays that are smaller than 9 inches.
Yezz claims the Billy 4.7 phone will be the thinnest and lightest Windows Phone yet at 7.2mm, but the India-based XOLO WIN Q900s, that went on sale earlier this year has the same thickness as the Yezz Billy 4.7 and weighs just 100g. It's more than possible that both phones are based on the same design.
In any case. the Billy 4.7 will cost 199 euros when it is released in Europe in October and will have a 4.7 inch screen with a 1280x720 resolution. Inside there's a quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of on-board storage, an eight megapixel rear camera and a two megapixel front facing camera.
The Billy 4 will have a four inch display with a resolution of 800x480, a quad-core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of storage, an eight megapixel camera, a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera and support for interchangeable rear cases. It will be priced at 129 euros.
Neowin reports that both of these phones are also due for launch in the US and Latin America but there's no exact word on when they will be released in those territories. Yezz plans to show off the Billy 4 and 4.7 phones at IFA 2014 in Berlin this week.
Source: Areamobile.de, Yezz, Neowin
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Don't get me wrong, I welcome new phones and new businesses making different WP's, but these don't seem very appealing considering their prices vs any of the Lumia 500 & 600 series out there.
For decades people have taken photos with landscape-shaped cameras and is second nature to hold in such a way (in most cases - except going for a portrait shot) and yet people with some cameras tend to do things differently.
My wife originally had a Samsung Galaxy S3 and 90% of her photos were portrait. Even her videos were portrait. Then she got a 1320, loves it more than her Galaxy and I noticed most of her photos are now landscape. Shd and I are both into Photography. I used to work in a photography studio for a few years.
Lumias still have the camera more to one side, but it's in the perfect position for a phone where you can hold it in both positions without much obstruction.
It's not so much about ignorance or laziness but the phone's design, I find anyway.