Rumor: 2013 to be the year LG returns to Windows Phone

The last time we saw LG officially release any sort of Windows Phone hardware was way back at the launch of Windows Phone 7, when they released two first-generation devices (the Optimus 7 and Quantum). Since then there have been whispers of new devices here and there, but nothing concrete and certainly nothing Windows Phone 8 related; however this could change if a report from the Korea Times is correct.

The LG Optimus 7 was a pretty unremarkable device

When speaking to a senior executive from a local LG partner it was revealed that LG has "some new smartphones in the works that will run Microsoft's Windows Phone 8", while also revealing that the company hopes to sell 75 million phones in 2013. This comes despite two reports in 2012 at different stages of the year that asserted LG had nothing Windows Phone-related in the pipeline, as well as mentioning that sales of Windows Phone devices were "not a meaningful figure".

With Windows Phone gathering ground thanks to the most recent release, plus a brand new range of significantly improved hardware lead by HTC and Nokia, it's not surprising that LG is reassessing the market while potentially having devices in development. The quote from Korea Times doesn't shed a whole lot of light on what's in store for LG and Windows Phone, but it's looking likely that 2013 will see LG return.

Source: Korea Times via: WPCentral | Image via LG

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