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Samsung to announce Windows Phone 7 smartphones

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Samsung to announce Windows Phone 7 smartphones

Samsung is the latest smartphone maker to throw its support behind Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform and plans to develop multiple smartphones powered by the revamped operating system.

Although Microsoft had previously named Samsung as one of several established manufacturers to develop Windows Phone 7 smartphones, the South Korean giant, which has been incredibly successful with handsets for Google’s Android and its own Bada operating systems, had been mum about its commitments towards Microsoft’s platform.

Samsung announced yesterday that it would provide a concrete proof of its long-standing relationship with Microsoft by releasing Windows Phone 7 smartphones in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Simon Stanford, Head of Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland, said: "The addition of Windows Phone 7 devices to Samsung's smartphone portfolio is a significant milestone.

“Samsung's new Windows Phone 7 based smartphones will play a key role in reinforcing Samsung's leadership in the smartphone market and commitment to providing a range of devices across a variety of platforms."

HTC and LG are also in the running for developing Windows Phone 7 handsets slated for release later this year. Microsoft is expected to unveil the launch lineup at a press call in New York on October 11th.

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