Samsung Windows Phone 8 Handsets In The Pipeline

Samsung has confirmed that it will be selling Windows Phone 8 smartphones when the new operating system - codenamed Windows Phone Apollo - is announced later this year.

Matt Brum, head of product management at Samsung, told Techradar that the company will work with Microsoft to bring Windows Phone 8 products to the market by the end of the year.

He added that "We're very excited about [Windows Phone 8], as we're one of very few manufacturers that can do the convergence story that we can - so the fact that Windows 8 covers everything from tablets to laptops to phones is very cool."

This means that Samsung could launch Windows 8 tablets and laptops - as well as smartphones - based on Windows 8 by the end of the year (although the last platform is likely to have been a misquote rather than a confirmation of Samsung's Windows 8 ambitions.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview has just been launched at Mobile World Congress which means that the final version of the operating system is likely to go live by the second half of the year at the same time of Windows Phone 8.