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Company Technology News Byte: LG Reportedly Prepping First Windows Phone 8 Handset

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Microsoft can use all the help it can get right now. Nearly three years following its launch, Windows Phone's share of the global smartphone market now sits at just 3.2%, according to market research firm IDC. Nokia's new $650 Lumia 1020 is an impressive camera phone, but the odds of it helping Microsoft's cause likely aren't good ? at least not until the price comes down. What may help, however, is getting more vendors on board with Windows Phone 8, and LG is currently working on its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone, according to a recent report. Nokia announced a new smartphone, the Lumia 1020, with a 41-megapixel camera in its latest bid to catch up with rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc. The Finnish mobile phone maker is betting its future in smartphones on Microsoft Corp's Windows Phone operating system, as well as on high-tech photography features. Earlier reports have suggested that Motorola is prepping three new Droid-branded smartphones that will debut on Verizon's network later this year. We have seen images of both the Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx. Now, @evleaks posted a purported press image?of the smaller Droid next to its larger counterparts.

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