Archos has confirmed its intentions to enter the Windows Phone race, although it might take a while before they introduce their first Microsoft-powered handset. Archos CEO Loic Poirier confirmed this in an interview given to Trusted Reviews.
Currently, Archos manufactures a range of Android handsets, though none of them have proven to be a hit for the French consumer electronics company. With Windows Phone maturing day-by-day, it is no wonder that manufacturers are getting attracted to it. Alcatel, ZTE, Xolo, Micromax and Sony are also gearing up to introduce their first Windows Phone powered smartphones in the coming months.
As of now, Windows Phone has captured 3.6% of the world’s smartphone market share. However, Nokia devices make up 90% of the Windows Phone sales. With other manufacturers also entering the race, the diverse offerings should be highly beneficial for the Windows Phone ecosystem. Archos is famous for manufacturing affordable Android handsets and tablets. Perhaps they can repeat the same with Windows Phone too.