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Microsoft May Be Developing Its Own Smartphone

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Nov 2, 2012, 7:39 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Microsoft is testing a smartphone with Asian component suppliers that it designed, reports the Wall Street Journal. Citing sources familiar with Microsoft's plans, the Journal says that the Redmond-based company is developing a Windows Phone handset with a screen that measures between four and five inches. Microsoft has not determined if it will move forward with any such plans. Traditionally, Microsoft licenses its operating system (Windows Phone) to hardware makers such as HTC, Samsung, and Nokia. These third-party OEMs then make their own smartphones using Microsoft's platform. Were Microsoft to develop its own hardware in addition to the software, it would break with the company's traditional business model. Microsoft did not comment on the Journal's story.

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allahditta

Nov 4, 2012, 1:11 PM

window phone

Yeah Microsoft is going to Laung! hope it may take 1 year to further processing and testing faze. But working is in process...
T Bone

Nov 2, 2012, 12:22 PM

They did it with the Surface

And Microsoft's relationship with PC OEM's goes back even longer....
Yeah, this is a poorly kept secret. I for one will probably hold off on upgrading until we know more....unless of course one of those holiday sales pulls me in lol.
 
 
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