LG was among the original Windows Phone OEMs, but looks like its partnership with Microsoft is losing steam. According to a PhoneArena report LG reportedly has no immediate plans to make Windows Phone smartphones due the combination of poor sales of the platform and Microsoft’s special partnership with Nokia. Also Read - Microsoft rolling out new Office UI for all Windows users: How to enable it
The report quotes an unnamed LG representative who states that the company will continue development efforts without actually making devices. Also Read - Microsoft launches a Minesweeper inspired Christmas special sweater
Besides this, the Nokia partnership is also forcing LG’s hand. Adding to its misery reports of a Samsung Galaxy S III Windows Phone look alike is putting more pressure to the company. Also Read - After Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey; will Mark Zuckerberg be next to leave his company?
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is scheduled to a pay a visit to South Korea in May, maybe he will be able to sway LG in the direction of the Windows Phone platform, which may start seeing traction once Windows Phone 8 hits the market later this year.