Samsung might be soon joining the Windows Phone 8 smartphone league, if a new leak is to be believed.
Samsung’s SM-W750V device has been spotted in a Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) listing, and also on a UA profile, which is now accessible at company’s mobile official site. The listing was first spotted by PhoneArena, which notes that some of the features leaked via the Bluetooth SIG and UA profile of the alleged SM-W750V.
According to the leaked details, the alleged Samsung Windows Phone 8 device will come with a full-HD (1080×1920) display, and will also support LTE networks. Notably, the UA profile reveals that the alleged Samsung smartphone includes Internet Explorer, which hints that the rumoured SM-W750V might be running on Windows Phone platform. PhoneArena speculates that the alleged Samsung SM-W750V Windows Phone 8-based smartphone might be headed to North America.
There’s no doubt Windows Phone platform has been struggling to catch up with Apple and Google’s mobile platforms, and Nokia seems to be the only OEM supporting its cause. With Microsoft acquiringNokia’s mobile device and services division, the Redmond giant may just follow up by wooing more OEM partners for the Windows Phone ecosystem.
An earlier report had revealed that the Redmond giant offered Samsung a whopping $1 billion incentive to continue working on Windows Phone devices. The move by Microsoft was considered to be an attempt to include more manufacturers, at least the top handset vendor, Samsung into Windows Phone ecosystem.
Sony is also reportedly considering launching a Windows Phone device, in an attempt to move away from being a single operating system handset maker. Pierre Perron, head of Sony Mobile Europe, confirmed that the company was in talks with Microsoft.
Another report suggests that Microsoft, in an attempt to promote its mobile and tablet ecosystem, was considering offering free versions of Windows Phone and Windows RT to device makers. The report claimed that free future versions of Windows Phone and Windows RT for device makers have been under serious consideration by Microsoft’s executive vice president of operating systems, Terry Myerson.