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LG Planning Multiple Windows Phone 8 Smartphones

According to a partner company, Korean smartphone manufacturer LG is planning a number of Windows Phone 8 handsets.

An executive from one of LG's local partner firms confirmed the news to the Korea Times. It comes after reports suggested that LG plans to ship 75 million handsets this year, which would represent a considerable increase from the 45 million it shipped in 2012.

It's been a few years since LG launched a smartphone housing Microsoft's mobile operating system. During 2010, the firm released its LG Optimus 7 phone, pictured on the right.

LG, which recently denied its involvement in the rumored Google Nexus 5 smartphone, is expected to reveal a 5.5-inch, quad-core device during the Mobile World Congress next month in Barcelona. It's believed to be the unannounced follow up to the Optimus, which is expected to make its debut during fall, 2013.

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