It’s crazy to think that Windows Phone is now three years old, and the very slow evolution of its hardware continues.
With a view to picking up trade in emerging markets, we’re told that Windows Phone will soon welcome dual-SIM compatibility, with Nokia and HTC reportedly thumbing approval.
It’s Chinese-language site WPDang doing the yelling here, on the back of a recent(ish) tweet from @evleaks declaring: “Dual-SIM Lumia 720 may be on the way.”
The Microsoft translation doesn’t make for particularly lucid reading, but the gist seems to be that Nokia and HTC are both interested in churning out dual-SIM Windows Phone handsets, dual-SIM compatibility being popular in emerging markets.
All in all, it’s a bit of a strange time for Windows Phone, with Microsoft buying Nokia, and HTC on a seemingly unstoppable downward spiral, the latter recently recording its first-ever quarterly loss.
That leaves Chinese manufacturer Huawei, while Samsung is clearly more interested in Android – as are consumers.
Last week we heard that Microsoft had supposedly approached HTC with a view to launching handsets with both Android and Windows Phone on ‘em. That might appeal to consumers, but we fail to see how that’ll solve anything for Team Ballmer, especially with Microsoft waiving part – of even all – of its licensing fee.