Its no secret that Microsoft has been on a mission to get more and more OEMs to develop mobile devices powered by its software. Some of the new OEMs it added to the roster recently include local manufacturers in emerging markets. XOLO is a prime example. Based in India it has primarily focused on developing Android smartphones and tablets. Now it has outed the “Win,” its first ever Windows 8.1 powered tablet.
Fashioned out of aluminium the XOLO Win has a 10.1-inch display with an AMD Temash A4-1200 processor and Radeon HD8180 GPU or graphics processor. 32GB of onboard storage, 2GB of RAM, a microHDMI port and a microSD card slot are all present on the tablet.
XOLO Win weighs in at 750g and has a modest battery which the manufacturer says is good for up to six hours of use. It doesn’t have a full HD display, just a 10.1-inch 1,366×768 pixel resolution display.
The tablet is being sold for around $340 through a local retailer. To sweeten the deal XOLO offers 50 percent off a Bluetooth keyboard apart from free e-books and a cashback opportunity.
Since XOLO is now looking to expand its offerings to include Windows devices, it will also be launching Windows Phone smartphones later this year that would be priced at or under $300. For Microsoft, the obvious advantage is that its software gets pushed in a market where most of the mid-range sector is dominated by Android.