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Microsoft denies plans for Surface phone, bashes Android

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Microsoft denies plans for Surface phone, bashes Android
There have been rumors floating around about Microsoft working on its own Windows Phone hardware since last year. But yesterday, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Windows Phone, Terry Myerson, put those rumors to rest by saying that there is no Surface phone in the works in Redmond.

As seems to be a trend in the past couple days, the news comes from the AllThingsD: Dive Into Mobile conference in New York. Myerson said that Microsoft doesn't have plans to build its own phone right now, but it isn't out of the question. However, if Microsoft were to go down that path, it would only be to offer something that its partners weren't. 
It would have to be something where Nokia or HTC or other primary partners were not providing the consumer experience we think was possible on our platform.

It seems interesting that Myerson directly mentioned Nokia and HTC, but left out Samsung. There have been rumors recently that Samsung is actively tanking its Windows Phone line in favor of its Android and future Tizen offerings. 

Myerson went on to do the requisite bashing of Android, saying that the platform is "a mess", and that despite Eric Schmidt's comments to the contrary that people inside of Google are trying to "quash" Facebook Home. It just seems silly for Microsoft to keep up the negative comments about Android. The company should probably wait until Windows Phone has made more of a mark before bashing the market leader. 


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posted on 16 Apr 2013, 20:07 5

1. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


funny LOL

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 20:27 11

8. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


serious lol

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 20:12 5

2. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


K i see...this isn't trolling???
No valid point...simply bashing....

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 20:13 3

4. ZeroCide (Posts: 777; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


He can deny it but he doesn't really know.

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 20:14 16

5. papss (unregistered)


At least they didn't hide it like that Korean company...

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 20:43 1

19. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Why can't you directly reply to me???
but that doesn't hide the fact that MS is more pathetic than the so called korean company...

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 20:53 5

21. papss (unregistered)


I wasn't speaking to you and I don't see where you were speaking to me... Anyways I think both are pretty pathetic right now but for different reasons

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 20:30

10. umadden (banned) (Posts: 90; Member since: 14 Apr 2013)


wait until nokia increases the wp8 marketshare against ios and android. then microsoft will make the surface phone, say "bye nokia, we don't need you anymore!" and eat up all the marketshare from nokia

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 20:32 5

12. papss (unregistered)


Wow you are so smart.. You must know M$ inside thoughts...

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 20:49 8

20. lyndon420 (Posts: 4559; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Doubt they would say bye to Nokia. Ms would more likely wait for the right time to buy Nokia since they have been injecting millions into Nokia.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 00:38 2

44. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


MS should buy Nokia. Google already bought Motorola. I guess the one being left out here is Samsung.

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 20:33 5

13. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Instead of being jealous MS how bout making more newer ways with WINDOWS OS. and stop TAKING FREE MONEY from Android

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 20:39 3

18. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


another MS executive shows his big EGO and jealously against ANDROID. and doesn't discuss why they SUE

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 20:59 7

22. tiara6918 (Posts: 2070; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


There's someone who is seriously trolling big time here. I know we all have our own personal opinions and beliefs, but thumbing down the whole comment section even if everything said make sense?That is so desparate of you man!

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 21:17 5

25. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


He/she did it to you too...
very sad...u have said nothing against anyone still they attacked you...mindless trolls..

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 22:09 4

30. Aeires (unregistered)


Red thumbs = meaningless. The more childish people are in thumbing down literally every comment, pro or con, the more useless they are.

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 21:00 10

23. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Of course Microsoft is going to bash Android, they are the competitors, that's how business rolls. They don't all have cute little friendships!

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 21:20 4

27. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


What about giving some valid points????

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 22:19 5

32. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


This is a pretty valid point, I don't think many people understand how competition works.

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 21:19 6

26. xprimer (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


he has the right to bash. . .

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 22:00 8

28. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


If Android is a mess.....million upon millions of ppl must like messy phones, OS's, UI's.

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 22:07 4

29. Aeires (unregistered)


This!

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 22:25 3

34. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


correct.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 09:00 1

51. grapeseed87 (Posts: 123; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


Unfortunately yes and its not because of the mess, its because carriers load it on mass produces cheap hardware since its a FREE OS and send it out to all to inflate the ecosystem.

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 22:12 6

31. Aeires (unregistered)


Only desperate companies constantly bring up the competition to try and cover their own deficiencies. You don't see BMW comparing their cars to other auto manufacturers. They know they make a great product and let it speak for itself. MS needs a fat dose of that.

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 22:23 3

33. shikroi (Posts: 187; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Thumbs me down too :D

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 22:34 1

35. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Hmm.....bashing Android.........

Microsoft needs to focus on their Surface phone instead of bashing Android!

Microsoft is just wasting their time! :(

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 22:40 2

36. Deniro (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)


I think this if funny doesn't Microsoft gets a percentage for every android sold....so without android where would Microsoft be...their OS is horrible

posted on 16 Apr 2013, 23:51 4

40. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Without Android, where would Microsoft be? At the top, same place they are now...

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 00:04 2

43. lyndon420 (Posts: 4559; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Ms is at the top of what exactly?

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