LG plans to offer a total of 5 Windows based smartphones before the year is up
As it stands right now, they're reported to launch 20 smartphones this year which include a healthy 15 of them being Android based – with the rest being Windows phones. One of LG's senior execs made a rumbling remark saying that “4.2 million phones will be Android-based, while 1.8 million will use Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system.” Come to think about it, there are plenty of other manufacturers in the same boat as LG – so it would only be natural to side more with Android due to its unanimous appeal right now. However, they're also treading the path with Windows Phone 7 a bit more cautiously because it has yet to prove itself in the global market stage. So it makes some sense for them to hold back from unleashing an army of Windows Phone 7 devices until they can accurately gauge the profitability and appeal it can garner. We've reported on how the European market will be the first to experience their Windows Phone 7 offering with an Optimus-like handset with the LG Panther setting its eyes on the US market. Time will tell if Microsoft's platform can prove itself to be a viable option for LG.
source: Korea Times via wmpoweruser