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Microsoft's "Turtle" and "Pure" images revealed

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Microsoft's "Turtle" and "Pure" images revealed
Just the other day we reported that Microsoft had been working on two handsets, "Turtle" and "Pure". Somehow, the guys at Gizmodo were able to get their hands on images of both handsets. The two devices are the result of the Redmond company's Project Pink and are manufactured by Sharp. Considering that the company that came up with the Sidekick, Danger, was acquired by Microsoft, it is no surprise that the two phones appear to have a  focus on social networking and messaging. No extra points for guessing which of the two is the "Turtle". That model has more than a passing resemblance to the Palm Pre while the "Pure" looks like any landscape QWERTY slider that we've seen in the last year. If there is any thing about these two units that make them uniquely Microsoft, it will have to be in the software which is supposed to be very close to what you would find in Zune products.

source: Gizmodo

"Turtle" (L), "Pure" (R)


Microsoft's "Turtle" and "Pure" images revealed



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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. iTony523 (Posts: 36; Member since: 31 Jul 2009)


WOW. Microsoft copy's apple, and now they copy Palm's pre?

posted on 23 Sep 2009, 23:02

3. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)


How did Microsoft ever try and copy the iPhone, please tell me?

posted on 23 Sep 2009, 23:32

5. killingthemonk (Posts: 52; Member since: 19 Feb 2009)


He didn't say copied the iPhone. Although, you could make the argument that they did copy the iPod. However, he's probably referring to the origin of Windows, when Bill Gates, stole the Windows concept from Macintosh. Jobs at least paid for it.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 02:36

6. tuminatr (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


if you want to get technical gates and jobs stole there ideas from xerox, xerox is responsible for a lot of the early computer concepts. anyone remember apple suing Microsoft over the IPR for the mouse and GUI, courts decided as jobs stole the idea in the first place he had no right to it these kind of arguments are stupid its like saying Chevrolet stole the idea of a pickup truck from ford, they probably did who gives a crap

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 10:23

8. prettyboy1974 (Posts: 56; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)


Can you really call it stealing when on thief steals from another? I think you need to go get a copy of "Pirates of Silicone Valley"

posted on 23 Sep 2009, 22:05

2. Arielnyc2006 (unregistered)


I am not impressed at all.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 08:35

7. 22ADin09 (Posts: 38; Member since: 24 Jul 2009)


this is one of those "its an acquired taste" situations.

posted on 23 Sep 2009, 23:23

4. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


This isn't a MICROSOFT phone... from what I have read it is being made by SHARP for Microsoft.... so yyeah... SHARP makes some fantastic devices in Japan... So i am really excited. For all of you WM haters, I bet this wll be a WM phone that WORKS!

posted on 25 Sep 2009, 06:57

9. mcmkone (Posts: 54; Member since: 24 Mar 2009)


Well to behonest unless Microsoft design their own phones and stop using other 3rd parties to do it their not going anywhere in the mobile industry... they should of just called it a day and bought HTC.. they're the only company they even makes you consider buying a WM handset..

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