The Optimus 7 and 7Q were about the only devices made by LG to run Windows Phone; they were legacy Windows Phones announced together with the platform in Q4 2011. According to reports the South Korean phone-maker will soon get back in the Windows Phone game with plans to unveil new devices running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.
According to the same report the company has set a sales target of 75 million phones for this year, out of which 45 million are expected to be smartphones. “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”, said an LG partner executive.
Of course, the information is not coming from official LG sources; as such, you need to treat it accordingly. MWC just around the corner could be the best opportunity for LG to unveil its product portfolio for the first half of the year.
On that very note, LG’s Optimus G follow-up, the Optimus G2, is expected to be unveiled this fall, according to rumors. Many were anticipating a possible CES unveiling but with the phone missing from Las Vegas MWC became the perfect candidate.
Instead, LG will allegedly show off a 5.5-inch phablet in Barcelona, with Full HD resolution, to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note II and other devices on the market.