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Archos confirms plans to enter the Windows Phone race

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Archos has confirmed that it intends to enter the Windows Phone game, although says it will wait until the time is right before launching its first Microsoft-powered device.

Despite the Windows Phone OS having seen its share of the smartphone sector dramatically rise during the past 12 months, Nokia remains the primary supplier of Windows Phone handsets, with the likes of Samsung and HTC reducing their support of the platform.

Now, however, Archos has confirmed it is looking at joining the Windows Phone race, a move rival budget handset makers Alcatel and ZTE have also confirmed they are considering.

“We will launch a Windows Phone handset when the time is right,” Archos CEO Loic Poirier said speaking exclusively with TrustedReviews.

Although adding that the company sees the Windows Phone market as now mature enough to enter following a number of years of gradual growth, Poirier has said Archos will retain Android as its primary focus for its smartphone and tablet efforts.

Speaking on how the company will split its resources between the two operating systems, the Archos head added: “Before anything else we are focussed on Google.”

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