Could LG Be Returning As a Windows Phone Partner?

LG was one of the handset makers that originally released hardware for Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating systems, although their support for Windows Phone 7 was never all that strong or fierce. In the long run, LG decided to end things and didn’t join the pack with Windows Phone 8.

Reportedly, even Microsoft had tried to win them back over at one time, but to no avail.

Now that Windows Phone 8 has proven to actually being doing rather well right out the gate, it seems that LG is changing its tune. According to Korea Times, LG is getting back into the Windows Phone game.

Their source comes is a senior executive from one of LG’s local partners, apparently. Korea Times quotes the executive as saying, “We will release quite a number of new Optimus devices this year and LG also has some new smartphones in the works, that will run Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.’’

Just in September, LG CEO Park Jong Seok had stated they had no specific plans for other mobile platforms right now, and in the past they had stated that they were abandoning Microsoft’s mobile OS because total units of Windows Phone devices sold were not high enough.

With Huawei, Samsung, Nokia and HTC already in the mix and Lenovo rumored to be entering, is anyone even interested in seeing LG return? While LG is a reasonable handset maker, they have yet to really deliver anything that marvelous, except for perhaps the Android-based LG Nexus 4 and Optimus G handset.

Did you own an LG Windows Phone 7 handset in the past? Based on your past experiences with LG would you give them another shot with Windows Phone 8? What about the rest of us that haven’t used an LG WP handset, would any of you consider LG for your Windows Phone 8 needs?

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