We're just two weeks into 2012 and the big mobile players are already reaching deep into the bag of superlatives to talk up their latest creations.
First we had Sony Ericsson promising “something big” at CES, and now Samsung is saying we'll be seeing something “wonderful” over the next few months. It truly is a great time to be alive, isn't it?
It's already seen as a near certainty that the Samsung Galaxy S III will launch at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month – a phone that we fully expect will be both big and wonderful – but that's not what we're talking about here.
No, it's that plucky third ecosystem Windows Phone we're referring to, and the comment comes on the back of the disappointing news that Samsung has no plans to release its rather good Windows Phone Mango-flavoured Focus S outside the US, either with or without its 4G capability.
It's reasoned that with the Android-packing Galaxy S II having such a high profile here in Europe, the close resemblance of the Focus S would potentially muddy the waters and take sales away from the Galaxy S II and its successor the Galaxy S III.
However, French blog Professeur Thibault claims Samsung has promised several other Windows Phones for us European types, and that these “should be wonderful” (or "beautiful" if you fire the page through Google Translate).
Sounds good to us, and hopefully we'll find out more at Mobile World Congress. Samsung already has one Mango-powered handset on the market – the Omnia W pictured above – but it'll be interesting to see its next move now that Nokia has started to show its hand on the platform.
After all, Samsung may be going great guns with Android right now, but that's no reason to think it doesn't want the biggest piece of the WinPho pie too.