Samsung Windows Phone 8 smartphone to be "as good" as the Galaxy S III, Windows 8 Note tablet incoming

Samsung Windows Phone 8 smartphone to be "as good" as the Galaxy S III, Windows 8 Note tablet incoming
Samsung may be the king of Android land, but that doesn't mean that other platforms are not of importance to the manufacturer. In fact, the company appears to have big plans for the Windows Phone market, judging by what Samsung executives shared with Smarthouse in a recent interview. There is a "very clear" strategy that Samsung is going to follow in order to boost its presence on the WP arena; a strategy that Nokia – the company that currently reigns Windows Phone turf with its Lumia smartphones, should be very concerned about.

At least one Samsung smartphone and two tablets, all of which are to be based on Windows 8, are being planned at the moment. The smartphone, which is expected to be known as the Samsung Focus S II or something pretty similar to that, is expected to be "as good" as the newly unveiled Samsung Galaxy S III, presumably both in terms of hardware and design.

All of that information lines up pretty well with a recent rumor, suggesting that the Samsung Galaxy S III will serve as a basis for the first Windows Phone 8 device made by Samsung. As far as the tablets are concerned, information is scarce, but it was revealed that a Note offering, possibly reminiscent to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, is in the works. The Samsung officials did not reveal any further details about the slates.

Let us not forget, however, that Nokia is rumored to be working on next-gen Windows Phone 8 devices of its own. One of these devices is said to be codenamed Nokia Prodigy, and rumor has it that it will be far superior when compared to Windows Phone devices of today. Nevertheless, whether it will be more successful of a product than the aforementioned Windows Phone 8 handset by Samsung is something that only time will tell.

source: Smarthouse via All About Phones (translated)

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