The relationship between Samsung and Windows can’t seem to get any better in the eyes of the two companies. However, users often complain that Samsung Windows Phones are uninspiring and rehashes of notable Samsung Android devices. Despite the belief held by die hard winbois, Samsung vows to release a crop of new Windows Phones. We previously broke the announcement of a GS III variant running Windows Phone Apollo, but what else does Samsung have up its sleeve?
According to an executive at Samsung:
Microsoft still has a big installed PC base and there are a lot of Windows applications out there that consumers want to get on a portable device. Windows 8 allows us to deliver across multiple devices
My source tells me that because of the drastic changes in the Windows Phone 8 OS, Samsung will be able to use the Galaxy S III’s faster processor, bigger and higher resolution display and of course, LTE, which will make swapping over specs into a Windows Phone device
In addition to providing those detail, the executive goes on to say that a phablet offering (mimicking that of the Galaxy Note) is also coming down the pike (though we’re not clear whether the phablet is running Windows or Windows Phone). Finally, for the Windows fans, a Windows slate is coming. More than likely, the slate is going to be an updated model of the Series 7 Slate running IvyBridge and updated specs. We can only hope this time, we have a keyboard dock with that Series 7 slate update.
If there is anything that is clear from the executive, it is the fact that Samsung does not want to be left in Nokia’s dust. This could generate some very good devices. I mean, while the design of the GS III can be considered uninspiring to some, imagine that running Windows Phone for a moment with an HD display. Or a Galaxy Note running Windows of any variety? Salivating yet? I am. But what about everyone else? Ready for a Windows Phone Phablet, a GSIII running Windows Phone, and whatever else Samsung is throwing? Let us know!