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(Pocket-lint) - LG has confirmed to Pocket-lint that although it has been a life-long partner for Microsoft's Windows Phone we shouldn't expect to see a new Windows Phone handset from the manufacturer any time soon.

Talking to Pocket-lint at the pre-MWC launch event for the G Pro 2 and G2 mini smartphones, a spokesman for the company confirmed that there are no Windows Phone devices on the roadmap at the moment.

That suggests that it if we were to see a new Windows Phone device from the company, it wouldn't be until the end of the year or even the start of 2015 at the earliest.

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Although some have got excited about the notion of LG entering the Windows Phone space, many have probably forgotten that the company was a launch partner for Windows Phone in October 2010 with the LG Optimus 7.

Although it failed to continue active support, the company says that it has always remained a strategic partner of the OS.

LG has told Pocket-lint the reason for the Android focus is that the company still believes it is a challenger brand and doesn't want to diversify too much at the moment.

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The bottom line? Expect a new LG Windows Phone smartphone in the future, just not the near future.

Writing by Stuart Miles.