Is Microsoft working on it's own Windows Phone 8 device?
June 22, 2012 at 00:13 GMT | By Darlington Moyo
The answer to that question is an unsatisfactory: MAYBE. Reuters are reporting that a Wall Street analyst who has followed Microsoft for many years, Rick Sherlund, is suggesting that Microsoft is looking at making its own smartphone to kickstart sales of Windows Phone. Nomura analyst Sherlund wrote:
Our industry sources tell us that Microsoft may be working with a contract manufacturer to develop their own handset for Windows Phone 8. It is unclear to us whether this would be a reference platform or whether this may be a go-to market Microsoft-branded handset.
Microsoft did not confirm or deny the speculation when Reuters reached out to them. A spokesman said the company was a "big believer in our hardware partners and together we're focused on bringing Windows Phone 8 to market this year."
Confusing isn't it? Of course this sounds ridiculous considering that only yesterday Microsoft announced that Nokia, Samsung, HTC and Huawei were going to support the launch of Windows Phone 8, and also given that Nokia is supposedly the premier Windows Phone OEM whom Microsoft would be unwise to upset by launching their own device. What do you guys think?
SOURCE: Reuters VIA: WMPU
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