Samsung Electronics today announced the completion of an agreement to use the Windows Phone 7 platform and related application software as a key component of Samsung's smartphone portfolio. With the signing of this contract, Samsung makes a long term commitment to including Windows Phone 7 in its smartphone portfolio. Samsung plans to launch several models based on Windows Phone 7 this year in the US, Europe and Asia. Here are quotes from the executives from both companies on this, but no word on specific device yet:
?For years, Samsung has been a key partner in bringing new Windows phones to customers all over the world,? said Steve Guggenheimer, Corporate Vice President, OEM Division at Microsoft. ?Windows Phone 7 is an important release, and we look forward to deepening our collaboration with Samsung on mobile devices and beyond, with our multi-screen strategy.?
WP Hong, Executive Vice President and Head of Product Strategy Team said ?The addition of Windows Phone 7 smartphones to Samsung?s smartphone portfolio is a significant milestone for us. Samsung?s new Windows Phone 7 based smartphones will play a key role to reinforce Samsung?s leadership in smartphone market. The new Windows Phone 7 smartphones will provide an unparalleled entertainment experience on the go.?