First Windows-Branded Phone Coming To The UK

Of all the major mobile OSs, Windows has done the best job of making sure the mobile and desktop experience are nearly identical. A recent report suggested they'd continue that effort by dropping "phone" from "Windows Phone" on future handsets. Now we've got our first look at a new smartphone that follows that dictum, dropping "phone" from the hardware badging on the rear of the device.

My Go, a UK OEM focussing on low-cost devices, has plenty on offer. Tablets, laptops, and eReaders comprise their catalog of products, but no smartphone just yet.

That's likely to change, as a GoFone has been spotted at a microsite of theirs, carrying the "Windows" branding. It's a first for My Go in two ways: their first phone, and their only Windows product. All other My Go devices are Android, save for an Adobe eReader.

The microsite is branded "Confidential Only", but is not password protected. From the placeholder website, we learn the Windows GoFone will run Windows 8.1, have a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 screen, and a quad-core Snapdragon SoC. An 8MP camera around back compliments a 2MP shooter up front, and 3G/WiFi are your connectivity methods.

The GoFone doesn't have pricing listed, but will likely toe the My Go line of affordability. We're also not learning much about availability yet, but with a microsite set up for the GoFone, it's likely to drop soon.

Via: GigaOM

Source: My Go Microsite