Redmond-based software giant Microsoft is expected to make the Windows Phone 7 platform available for more users around the world during the ongoing year, and some more info on the company's plans started to emerge.
Apparently, Microsoft would plan on better pushing the OS to the Asian market in 2011, and South Korea would receive the first taste of Windows Phone 7
devices sometime in the second half of the ongoing year.
The company reportedly
confirmed such plans, but further details on the handsets that would be released here lack at the moment.
South Korean mobile phone users interested in the purchase of a Windows Phone device should be able to find these smartphones at wireless operators in the country later this year.
Microsoft spokeswoman Lee Seung-yeon confirmed that Microsoft is in talks with all three mobile phone carriers in South Korea for the release of these devices.
Of course, specific info on the exact availability of Windows Phone in the local market is not available for the time being, but more should emerge soon.Windows Phone 7
, the latest version of Microsoft's mobile operating system, was launched back in October last year, on a series of about eight smartphones, coming from leading vendors like Dell, HTC, LG, or Samsung.
These devices are already available in various markets around the world, and should soon arrive in more countries.
Other companies are also expected to launch Windows Phone devices this year, including Nokia, which announced a few weeks ago that it would transition to this OS for its smartphones.
Microsoft is set not only to make the platform available for more users, but also to enhance the experience that users receive from it.
Thus, it started rolling-out a software update
for Windows Phone devices on Monday, and should release another one in a few weeks. Later this year, a major OS upgrade is expected to arrive.