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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  • DjEaZy
    ... what a waste...
    DjEaZy... what a waste...

    Well, now it probably is. The technology isn't where it needs to be, yet. While I do like the principal of the Atrix phone (snaps in the back of a lapdock), I'd like to see that on a Windows phone as well or have a similar docking solution for your desktop or other laptops. My mind is set on a technology that we don't quite have yet. That is, a mobile phone that can run (something like) Crysis 3 with a bluetooth Keyboard/Mouse, displayed on any HDMI monitor, on Ultra HD settings. That said, I can see storage becoming a problem, and I don't think the idea of the "Cloud" is quite there yet.

    If only the SteamBox SHELD, Windows PC and a SmartPhone could get married.
  • susyque747
    The title should read, "LG planning multiple failures"