Samsung Windows Phone 8 handsets in October

Samsung Windows Phone 8 handsets in OctoberOver on HTC’s home turf, Taiwan, Samsung has told reporters that consumers shouldn’t expect any Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) handsets.

However, Samsung is still committed to Microsoft’s OS and expects – all going well – to bring Windows Phone 8 (Apollo) handsets to market in October.

Samsung has released a handful of Mango handsets elsewhere, including the Focus S, Focus Flash and Omnia W, but it’s been all quiet on the Samsung/Mango front for months now.

Neither Samsung nor HTC revealed Mango goodies at Mobile World Congress, but both are said to be looking forward to Windows Phone 8.

Back in February, Matt Brum, Samsung’s head of product management said: "We’re very much still focusing on Windows, and still have products in that area. We’re committed to delivering their products going forward.

"There will be more products, and the key thing for us is making sure we hit the right price points and segments for our customers.

"[Windows Phone 8] is coming at the end of the year, and will increase the capability of the platform, and Samsung is looking to optimise its devices on that.”

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Pondlife  Apr. 15, 2012 at 15:09

Sounds like samusng kicking nokia while they are down.

SpeedyG  Apr. 16, 2012 at 14:26

Pretty much everyone is kicking Nokia in the teeth with the lack of Mango uptake.


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