Waitaminute… LG isn’t ditching Windows Phone 7!

Waitaminute… LG isn’t ditching Windows Phone 7!Yesterday we heard that LG was following in Dell’s footsteps, ultimately taking a step back from Windows Phone 7 as it struggles to make a dent in OS market share.

Well stifle those laughs for now, mister, as it turns out the whole story was blown out of proportion.

What LG actually said to the Korea Herald was: "The total unit of Windows Phone sold in the global market is not a meaningful figure," however the South Koreans vowed to “continue research and development efforts” on Windows Phone.

That’s not quite the same as saying it’s abandoning ship altogether, is it?

Indeed, one of Pocket-lint’s Korea-based sources adds: "Regardless of which OS, LG is committed to offering consumers as wide a choice as possible." Er, whatever that means.

Either way, it ain’t gonna make a great deal of difference. In the UK, we’ve had the LG Optimus 7 (originally launched alongside Windows Phone in October 2010), and the Jil Sander variant thingy. That's your lot.

We're extremely proud to count SpeedyG, sole owner of an LG Windows Phone 7 handset in the UK, among our readership.

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Pondlife  May. 1, 2012 at 12:15

Sounds like they aren't working on 7 but might on 8 then, as they carefully avoided adding 7 to windows phone

JanSt / MOD  May. 1, 2012 at 13:20

Their success says it all: making those phones or not making them...who'd know (sorry, speedyg :) )

SpeedyG  May. 1, 2012 at 13:53

LOL Lewis, me saying I was the only LG user may have been blown out of proportion. :p

Isn't there a roadmap of future WP7 around that will give us an idea if LG and some others have plans for Apollo phones yet?

Treab  May. 1, 2012 at 19:46

the rest of the mobot readership realised how bad lg are.... let alone w7 lg phones...

but whos shocked really? windows phone keeps the price of the royalties down.

lcurdie / MOD  May. 1, 2012 at 19:56

LOL Lewis, me saying I was the only LG user may have been blown out of proportion. :p

It wasn't. We checked with LG last night.

Isn't there a roadmap of future WP7 around that will give us an idea if LG and some others have plans for Apollo phones yet?

We've heard that Samsung and HTC in particular are quite keen on Windows Phone 8, maybe Dell too.

satchef1  May. 2, 2012 at 09:49

I thought Dell had given up on phones completely?

Acer, Asus, HTC, Huawei, Nokia, Samsung and ZTE are working on WP8 handsets for definite. There's also rumours that Sony are putting together a WP8 phone, though it's generally accepted that there's a conflict of interest (Xbox Live) that might well stop them launching one.

JanSt / MOD  May. 2, 2012 at 19:50

I thought Dell had given up on phones completely?

Acer, Asus, HTC, Huawei, Nokia, Samsung and ZTE are working on WP8 handsets for definite. There's also rumours that Sony are putting together a WP8 phone, though it's generally accepted that there's a conflict of interest (Xbox Live) that might well stop them launching one.


I only heard Dell gave up on WP7/7.5... not sure they ditched all phone plans?
While we are at it: What happened to the Acer Iconia Smart? Expansys canceled it... is it out anywhere at all?

Pondlife  May. 2, 2012 at 20:16

What have Dell made, only Dell phone I know of was a rebranded ZTE?
Guess they don't make it this side of the water?

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