Microsoft announced today on their Lumia Conversations blog a new partnership that brings the Microsoft Store to India through the e-commerce site Snapdeal.
According to the announcement, this new colloboration between Microsoft and Snapdeal makes Microsoft smartphones, tablets, and PCs available to purchase for "5,000 Indian cities and towns serviced by the Microsoft Store on Snapdeal."
Sharlin Thayil of Microsoft India said in the post:
“Increasingly consumers are going online to shop for a number of things, including mobiles, tablets, laptops and software. We therefore see tremendous opportunity in delivering Microsoft products and services through our online store to these customers. Our latest store on Snapdeal will help us reach more such customers and offer excellent choice, value and service that customers expect from Microsoft stores.”
As would be expected the website retains a blended feel of the Microsoft Store and Snapdeal's layout. It shows the sliding banners at the top familiar to many who have headed over to Microsoft's own website, but otherwise contains an altered layout more native to Snapdeal's ecommerce portal.
If you are looking for a new Lumia smartphone or Microsoft device in India you can head over to http://microsoft.snapdeal.com/ as the site is now live and showing off a number of deals on array of Lumias, tablets, laptops, and software.