UK-based company Bush launches entry-level Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 tablet through Argos
If you’re based in the UK, you must have heard about Bush, a consumer electronics company. The company is popular for its home entertainment systems, and it seems they’ve decided to enter the smartphone market with their own entry-level Windows Phone handset, as well as a Windows 8.1 tablet.
Both devices are up for sale on Argos, a UK-based retailer, and carries a very budget-friendly price tag. You’ll have to shell out £69.95 if you want to get your hands on the smartphone, while the Windows 8.1 tablet carries a slightly higher £129.95 price tag.
The product listing on the retailer doesn’t list the complete set of specifications, but it has the major information we need. Starting with the Windows Phone handset, it comes with a 800 by 480 pixels resolution with an unknown screen size, and runs Windows Phone 8.1 pre-installed. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, but the listing doesn’t reveal which model — whether it’s quad-core or dual-core, but if we were to guess, we’d say it’s the same processor as the Lumia 530.
There’s 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, and a microSD card support of 64GB. The smartphone measures 126 x 64 x 10.5 mm an weighs 126 grams. The dimensions are quite similar to the Lumia 530 so there’s a possibility we are looking at a 4-inch screen.
As for the Bush tablet, it comes with an 8-inch display sporting a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels, and is powered by a quad-core 1.8GHz Intel Bay Trail processor. There’s 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 3.5mm audio jack, microSDHC memory card slot, 1 USB 3.0 port, and can offer a battery time of up to six hours. On the software side, it comes with Windows 8.1 with Bing operating system. Head over to the Argos page below to get more information.
Ever since Microsoft waived off the license fees for the Windows operating system for devices smaller than nine inches, we’ve seen several OEMs jump on the list of manufacturers who are working on Windows-based devices. Microsoft confirmed it has added almost 50 new OEMs who are will going to launch their devices, out of which, almost half are going for Windows Phone devices. Many of these are region-specific OEMs, like Micromax, Highscreen, etc.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 8.1, Windows Phone