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Samsung Confirms Several WP7 Devices for 2010

Thursday Samsung’s UK branch officially announced an agreement to use Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform on upcoming devices slated for Europe, the US, and Asia this year. While no specific models were announced, the company said that it commitment to the Windows Phone 7 platform was "long-term."

"For years, Samsung has been a key partner in bringing new Windows phones to customers all over the world," said Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President, OEM Division at Microsoft. "Windows Phone 7 is an important release and we look forward to deepening our collaboration with Samsung on mobile devices and beyond, with our multi-screen strategy."

The news marks a change in focus for the world’s second-largest cellphone manufacturer. Earlier this month Samsung said that it would use Google’s Android as a key operating system along with its internally developed bada platform.

"We are prioritizing our Android platform. Android is very open and flexible, and there is a consumer demand for it," YH Lee, head of marketing at Samsung Mobile, told Reuters in an interview.

At the time of the statement, Samsung had just revealed its Android-powered tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab. However the company also said that it would introduce a smartphone running Windows Phone 7 later this year. Now it seems that the company plans to manufacture more than just one WP7 device.

Microsoft is expected to reveal Windows Phone 7 devices running on AT&T’s network this October 11th.

  • Wont be touching samsung thanks, burnt by the Omnia and will never go back..

    HTC FTW!!!
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  • footsoldier
    moriconWont be touching samsung thanks, burnt by the Omnia and will never go back..HTC FTW!!!moriconWont be touching samsung thanks, burnt by the Omnia and will never go back..HTC FTW!!!
    U ever used Samsung Galaxy?
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  • eddieroolz
    Judging by the recent crop of Samsung smartphones these should be interesting devices, certainly capable of competition.
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  • thillntn
    Wife has had several samsung barphones,no issues. Please change your mind, keep internet connection sharing Microsoft! I don't see me buying any phone without tethering.
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  • mosu
    It's not always the hardware to blame and I believe Samsung is one of the best hardware providers on the market, with a very good hardware and technical support for it's products.I like Galaxy too.
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  • Two of my friends have the Galaxy, batteries are faulty on both of them, I have had samsung products fail on me in a never ending stream, from HDD's (Over 10 in one year, go figure, worse even than seagate's bad 750Gb batch in the same period) to TV's to broken phones..

    Like I said, I will never touch samsung again!!

    HTC FTW (Never had an Issue wit HTC phones personally, used HTC since 02XDA Exec, TyNt2 HD and now Touch Pro 2, and cant wait for next HTC android)
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