LG says it has no plans to return to Windows Phone

A month ago, there were unconfirmed reports that LG was planning to launch new Windows Phone 8-based smartphones, after previously releasing phones that used Windows Phone 7. Now an LG spokesperson has said those rumors were just that: rumors

CNET reports that they spoke to the unnamed LG representative at the Mobile World Congress who claimed the Korean-based company has no plans to make any Windows Phone 8 smartphones. The reason? LG doesn't see enough of a demand for such a product at the moment. LG did seem to give itself a little bit of wiggle room to change its mind, with the spokesperson saying, "When there's a significant market for it, we will be on board."

LG launched two of the first Windows Phone 7 devices back in October 2010 with the LG Optimus 7, shown above, and LG Quantum. However, the phones barely registered in terms of sales and the company has not released any new Windows Phone devices since then.

While there are indications that Windows Phone 8 is finally gaining some traction in the smartphone marketplace, LG might also be reluctant to reenter the field due to Nokia's current dominance of the OS with its various Lumia smartphones.

Source: CNET | Image via LG

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