Samsung is reported to be releasing at least one handset running Windows Phone 8, the upcoming new version of Microsoft’s mobile OS, codenamed Apollo.
According to UnwiredView.com – quoting Chinese website ePrice – Samsung Taiwan has confirmed that an Apollo-based phone will arrive in the second half of 2012. Unwiredview reckons this is not likely before October, as the new version of the WP operating system is not due until around then.
It may be one of three new Windows Phone devices from Samsung. Most of the world is waiting to see what the Korean giant does with the imminent Galaxy S3 handset, and other models in its ever expanding Android range, such as the Galaxy Note.
However, Samsung is clearly trying to keep a broad portfolio of products, while holding off from embracing Windows Phone as much as, say, Nokia with its Lumia range.
Samsung has previous form in this area. Last year it brought out the well-received Omnia 7, running Windows Phone 7 (Mango).