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Windows Phone smartphones we want to see in 2012

The Gadget Show  Wednesday 28 December 2011

Windows Phone smartphones we want to see in 2012

While Android and iOS quietly slug it out in the smartphone market, Windows Phone offers a genuinely new feeling interface. Mango is the latest iteration – seen in the Nokia Lumia 800 – but there are a host of new handsets on the way in 2012. Join us after the break to find out more about the Windows Phone smartphones we want to see in 2012.

Samsung Focus S Samsung has one of the most popular smartphones on the market in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S2, but the Samsung Focus S could be even better. With a similar Super AMOLED 4.3-inch screen, and a super-skinny design, the Focus S runs the latest Mango version of Windows Phone. Would you trade your Samsung Galaxy S2 in for it, however?

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Nokia Lumia 900 The Nokia Lumia 800 is already one of the most competent smartphones on the market, even if it can’t match Android or iOS for choice of apps. It’s set to be upstaged by a younger brother, however, in the form of the Nokia Lumia 900. With a 4.3-inch screen, the Lumia 900 will be noticeably larger than the existing Lumia models, and feature a 1.4GHz processor. If you’ve avoided upgrading your Samsung Galaxy S2 due to screen size, this could be the perfect solution.

Nokia Windows Phone Apollo 2012 isn’t just the year for Windows Phone Mango, however, with the next iteration – Windows Phone Apollo – set to appear during the middle of the year. Concentrating purely on Windows Phone, Nokia looks likely to be one of the first to launch an Apollo-based handset – as was the case with Mango – and we can’t wait to see the results.

Lenovo Windows Phone Lenovo may be better known for its ThinkPad range of laptops, but the Chinese company is also set to launch a Windows Phone handset during the second half of 2012. The company may be keeping quiet on the specs, but could it be about to deliver a handset that offers the same sort of durability and usability that we’ve come to expect from the ThinkPad range?

HTC Windows Phone Details of upcoming HTC Windows Phone handsets are also pretty scarce, but with rivals Samsung and Apple running away with the smartphone market, you can bet on the Taiwanese manufacturer coming back with some impressive handsets during 2012.

What Windows Phone smartphone would you like to see during 2012? Leave a comment and let us know.

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