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LG and Microsoft form alliance to manufacture 50 Windows phones in coming years


News by Brian James Kirk on Monday February 16, 2009.

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LG has made a commitment with Microsoft to increase its volume of Windows phones from 2008 to 2009 and announced it will bring to market more than 50 Windows phones in coming years. As part of the agreement, LG will make Windows its primary operating system for phones that the company manufactures, and it plans to release 26 Windows phones by 2012.

Today, Microsoft announced the newest version of its popular mobile operating system. Previously known as Windows Mobile, Windows is the new brand name for the OS.

The two companies will create joint teams for research and development to focus on creating phones with well integrated hardware and software features. LG's LG-GM730 will be the first device to use the Windows platform. It will ship with Windows Mobile 6.1 and be upgraded to Windows in the second half of 2009.

 

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