You may have already been able to get a Windows Phone device in India without too much trouble, but Microsoft has only just now made things fully official -- complete with Windows Phone Marketplace, voice recognition support, and a trio of Mango devices. That includes just the HTC Radar initially, which will be available next week for the local equivalent of $490, while the Samsung Omnia W and Acer Allegro (believed to be the same as the W4 ) are set to follow sometime in November. Of the three, the Allegro is said to be the cheapest of the lot, and there's also some reports that it will launch in Europe for €299 (or roughly $400) off-contract. Those curious about the Radar can check out our review from a few days ago.
HTC Radar features a 3.8-inch WVGA SLCD screen, a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. HTC has included a 5MP rear camera and VGA front facing camera. Windows Phone 7.5 now includes support for front facing cameras, allowing third-party app developers to provide video conferencing applications.
HTC Radar will go on sale for Rs.23,990 ($489) and the Samsung Omnia W will follow in November priced at Rs.19,900 ($406).