Chinese manufacturer Lenovo has confirmed that it will be launching a Windows Phone handset in 2012.
According to a report via Liveside, Product manager, Yue Chen, has confirmed that they are "indeed currently considering a Windows Phone-based LePhone product, and we already have a clear release schedule - it will be released during the second half of 2012."
There's no set date as to when the handset will be released in the UK and at what price. It is likely that Lenovo will roll out Windows Phone Mango on the same hardware that powers the Lenovo LePhone S2.
As such one might expect the still-unannounced Windows Phone handset to come with a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset clocked at 1.4GHz, 512MB RAM, either 8GB or 16GB onboard storage, a WVGA display (either a 3.8-inch or a 4.3-inch one), an eight megapixel rear camera with flash and HD ready video recording.
Lenovo has unveiled a trio of new tablets in Beijing and has added another couple of smartphones to its portfolio.
Next year will see the launch of Windows Phone handsets based on ST-Ericsson chipsets rather than Qualcomm which may slash the price of Windows Phone devices.