Samsung backs Windows Phone 7 for the duration
All over by Christmas?
The South Korean giant said is plans to launch "several" Windows Phone 7 devices this year globally.
Microsoft  was, of course, on hand to cheer Samsung along as the handset firm reached this "significant millstone" - sorry, "milestone".
Samsung clearly needed 'encouragement'. Last month, one of its executives said it would focus on Android and Bada  as its smartphones OSes of choice.
There is no demand for Symbian, Y H Lee, the marketing chief at Samsung's mobile phone division, said before noting that Windows Phone has only "professional, specialised demand".
Microsoft is expected to formally launch Windows Phone 7 on 11 October. ®