bluebirdwinembeddedandroid 512x700 468x640At CES 2014, ASUS announced the Transformer Book Duet which was an interesting device that would run both Windows 8.1 and Android. Well if you’re after something a little similar but perhaps in a smaller form factor,, like a smartphone, Korean manufacturer Bluebird might be a company you’ll want to keep an eye on. The company has recently unveiled their smartphone which is known as the BM180, and what makes it different from normal smartphones is that it runs both Windows and Android. Oddly enough the press release of the device does not mention Android at all, but rather focuses on Windows Embedded 8 Handheld, which is an operating system based on the Windows Phone 8 core.

The exact specs of the BM180 were not mentioned, but Bluebird’s press release did note that the handset was a rugged one designed mainly for enterprise users and that major US retailers were supposedly getting ready to purchase the device and put them up for sale. We have heard the possibility of how Microsoft wouldn’t mind co-existing on a single device that can run both Windows Phone and Android and approached OEMs like Samsung and Huawei about the possibility. Either way we’re not too sure how well-received such a device would be, but it would definitely be interesting. What do you guys think?

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Android and Windows Phone. Source: zdnet

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