LG previously used WM on one phone, but they’re signed up for 50 phones now, thanks to the enhancements of Windows Mobile 6.5 and whatever back end business room deals have come about from this.
LG doesn’t know software, and to get a phone platform going, they’ve needed an outside OS for quite awhile to become a real player in the smartphone game. But with Android out there, the fact they’re going Windows Mobile is both a good sign for them and a good sign for Microsoft. Fifty phones! I don’t know why they wouldn’t just make ONE good, high profile phone, but anyhow, Good Job! [NYT]