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Samsung Bringing Windows Phone 8 Devices in Q4 2012

During Mobile World Congress this week, Samsung told TechRadar that it will launch Windows Phone 8 "Apollo" handsets when the new platform is announced. The company is currently working with Microsoft to bring the devices to the market at the end of the year.

"We're very much still focusing on Windows, and still have products in that area," said Matt Brum, head of product management at Samsung. "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," he added. "[Windows Phone 8] is coming at the end of the year, and will increase the capability of the platform, and Samsung is looking to optimize its devices on that."

He also mentioned Windows 8 tablets, indicating that Samsung has something brewing in regards to connecting Windows Phone 8 phones and Windows 8 tablets together in a "story" that only Samsung can tell.

"We're very excited about [Windows Phone 8], as we're one of very few manufacturers that can do the convergence story that we can – so the fact that Windows 8 covers everything from tablets to laptops to phones is very cool," Brum said.

Slated to arrive by the end of the year, Windows Phone 8 "Apollo" will reportedly feature support for multicore processors and four different screen resolutions. Support for removable microSD storage has also been thrown into the mix as well as NFC support for contactless payments. On the enterprise side, the new mobile OS will feature native BitLocker encryption and support for "line of business" applications.