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Is Microsoft planning its own smartphone?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 05 Oct 2012 7:05 User comments (4)

Is Microsoft planning its own smartphone? Rumors are running rampant that Microsoft is preparing to launch its own branded smartphone.
The sources each claim the device will be ready for launch in the Q1 2013, which means a Mobile World Congress introduction could be on the horizon.

There are precious other details about the alleged device, except that it will be considered a "premium" phone just like the iPhone, Galaxy S III and the (aging) Galaxy Nexus.

Microsoft could use the Surface name and line for its smartphone if its tablets prove to be popular.

For now, those looking into Windows Phone 8 devices will have to wait for HTC 8x, Lumia 920 or Samsung ATIV coming early next month.

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4 user comments

15.10.2012 23:45

*cough* Kin.

'Nuff said.

27.10.2012 17:18

Oh, so Windows phone isn't enough eh? Actually I consider them to be too late in the competitive field, as we found out from the Kin they were trying to sell, epic fail...

Chance prepares the favored mind. Look up once in a while and you might learn something. - BLUEBOY

37.10.2012 18:39

Is Microsoft getting tired of paying others to support their s**t?

413.10.2012 09:42

I don't think they are too late to enter the smartphone biz. Look at the xbox. Coming into the game along side the biggest system of all time (ps2) and it managed to thrive.

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