Windows Phone 8 handset

Lenovo confirms Windows Phone 8 handset plans

A chief Lenovo controlling has afresh common the Chinese aggregation is planning for a Windows Phone 8 handset and, should the affairs be approved, consumers accept a "good chance" of seeing it appear this year.

JD Howard, carnality admiral of business operations & common business development at Lenovo's Mobile Internet and Digital Home (MIDH) business group, told ZDNet Asia in an account actuality Wednesday that as a accessory manufacturer, the aggregation will go area the bazaar leads in agreement of chief which operating arrangement (OS) to accommodate in its handsets.

Android is currently "very solid" and Lenovo is benumbed the OS' success with the latest portfolio of six phones it apparent at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), including its flagship K900 smartphone and the enterprise-ready IdeaPhone P770, he said.

However, Howard said should consumers be anxious over any accessible aegis vulnerabilities in Android OS, or that the phones are fabricated in China, the aegis appearance in Windows Phone 8 should advice abate abounding of their fears. This is why the MIDH assemblage has put in a angle to advance smartphones active Windows Phone 8 OS to the management, accustomed that it is Lenovo's planning aeon now. He said its budgetary year ends in March 2013, and any accurate decisions will alone be accepted in April.

That said, should the administration accord the greenlight, there is a "good chance" consumers will see a Lenovo-branded Windows Phone 8 handset in 2013, the carnality admiral stated.

News of the company's affairs to aftermath a Windows Phone handset accepted abortive in 2012, back online account armpit appear in June the aggregation will barrage the accessory aftermost autumn.

Rival Huawei Technologies on Tuesday apparent its own Windows Phone 8 phone--the Ascend W1--at CES. The Ascend W1 is 10.15mm attenuate and appearance a 4-inch 480x800 LCD awning with OGS technology. It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.2GHz processor and Adreno 305 cartoon processing assemblage (GPU), the aggregation stated.