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Samsung May Release Windows Phone Version Of Galaxy S3

Samsung is rumoured to be mulling plans for a Windows Phone version of the Galaxy S3 called the Samsung Focus S II (ed : Focus is the brand name for Samsung Windows Phone handset in the US. Samsung would likely adopt Omnia for the UK and Europe).

An anonymous source told WP-Life that the phone would come with a dual or quad processor, which matches the rumours head about the company using the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (which is a dual core part) in some US models.

Other features include a 4.7in 1,280 x 720 pixels display, a 12-megapixel camera with a two megapixel front facing one, NFC capabilities, support for Samsung's S-Cloud, LTE support, improved photo video, a dedicated camera button and WIndows Phone 8.

The source also claims that the Focus S II would come to AT&T, Verizon and Sprint wsithout giving any dates. Samsung is playing on three different platforms with Tizen/Bada OS, Android and Windows Phone on the decks.

The Korean company has been quite elusive with regards to its plans for Microsoft's mobile platform. However given how aggressive Microsoft has been with its mobile products, one can expect Apollo (Windows Phone 8) to be more widely embraced by partners especially if Mango performs well.

The phone will be launched this coming Thursday at an invite-only event in London where will be reporting via Rob Kerr, our mobile editor.

You can read more about the Samsung Galaxy S3 and all the gossip surrounding what could turn up to be the biggest non-Apple event of the year on our dedicated liveblog (opens in new tab). We will covering the event live from Thursday at 1800 GMT.

Source : WP-Life (opens in new tab)

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.