News & Reviews: Samsung Windows Phone
Last Updated: Jan 16, 2014
While Samsung have come out with Windows Phone 8 devices before, they haven't really embraced it fully. With Microsoft's Windows Phone platform rapidly growing, Samsung could be looking to picking up the pace a little with a new Windows Phone 8 Samsung device called the SM-W750V which is expected soon. The device has already been confirmed via Bluetooth SIG registration with tech specs for the device including a 5-inch screen. Rumours indicate that the device could have a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and offer 4G LTE connectivity as well. No news on Malaysia release dates or pricing but we expect the SM-W750V to appear during the Mobile World Congress in February 2014.
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2013
While Windows Phones continue to blaze trails in the smartphone market, most of them continue to be made by Nokia which was recently bought by Microsoft. To get any sort of real expansion for Windows Phones, Microsoft needs other smartphone makers to produce more Windows Phone devices and smartphones. To that end, blogger Eldar Murtazin recently tweeted that Microsoft has offered $1 billion a year to Samsung for it to make more Windows Phone devices. While this seems like a bribe, it is often used for developmental costs and seen as a Research and Development contribution. Before it was bought over by Microsoft, Nokia received $1 billion a year as well but this was marked as "platform support payments". So far, there doesn't seem to be any official word of consent or even denial from Samsung and this is still very much an unconfirmed rumour yet so take this with a good pinch of salt.