Microsoft reportedly testing its own Windows Phone Device
Ever since Microsoft announced its Surface Tablets, we have heard about Microsoft”s own Windows Phone 8 smartphone, but the company denied it. But now it seems like the company may enter the smartphone market with its own hardware, at least that is what new report says.
According to The Wall Street Journal, citing their sources, Microsoft is working on its own Windows Phone smartphone and said to be testing with its Asian component suppliers. According to the sources, the display of the WP8 smartphone being tested measures between four and five inches. It looks more likely between 4.5 and 5-inch considering Samsung Galaxy S III has a 4.8 inch display.
Microsoft”s Steve Ballmer refused to comment over the rumors about Microsoft”s smartphone. The Verge reports that the device won”t be making its appearance before 2013 and apparently it is Microsoft”s “Plan B” in case new Windows Phone 8 devices released by Microsoft partners like Nokia, HTC and Samsung don”t make that impression.
Anyway, Nokia would welcome such move of the Microsoft, Nokia”s CEO has already said that “Microsoft-made phone because he believed it would be a “stimulant” to sales for all companies making Windows Phone devices”, but it is not sure other manufacturers feel the same way. Getting closer the year-end, we might hear more about the rumored device soon, an official announcement will take time though if Microsoft plans it.