CDMA and GSM versions for Microsoft's Pure and Turtle?

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CDMA and GSM versions for Microsoft's Pure and Turtle?
Last week, we reported on the FCC greeting the Project Pink Turtle clamshell slider. Today, thanks to WMExperts, we have the results of some deep digging into the firmware of both the Turtle and it's companion Pure by a Microsoft expert named Conflipper. What has been discovered is that the clamshell slider will have a GSM version called the Turtle, which we've already met a few times, and a CDMA version called Pride. The Pure will be a GSM handset while the CDMA model will be Lion. Following along so far? Good. The Turtle's display will have resolution of 320 x 240 pixels while the Pure will have a 480 x 320 resolution. The Nvidia Tegra chip will play a role in both models.There are references to PMX or Premium Mobile Experiences. While the screen resolution hints that both devices will be entry level phones, the GSM/CDMA production says that there will be a broad rollout of the units. Conflipper also mentioned that social networking feeds will be part of the handsets, making them a bit more than average "dumb"phones.

Combining what we've learned from Conflipper with everything else previously released, we get the following picture of the two models. Thanks to Microsoft's purchase of Sidekick producer Danger, Microsoft's PMX team has been calling the shots using assets picked up from the acquisition. The main carrier for the CDMA versions is Verizon although other carriers are on board. The camera on the Pure is 8MP while the Turtle carries a 3.5mm audio jack and a 5MP shooter. As we showed you on the FCC label for the Turtle, Sharp is the manufacturer and both phones are branded with both the Sharp and Microsoft names. With a focus on the youth market, parental controls are on the phones. The OS is not Windows Mobile 7, and will not look or feel like it despite sharing the same kernel. The UI is written in Silverlight and uses Seadragon. There will be Zune HD software under the hood and integration with Xbox. Unified messaging is part of the experience and both phones will have their own launch party. According to WMPower User, the Turtle and Pure will not show their, uh...faces at MWC which means it might be next month before we hear anything new about the duo.

source: WMExperts via Wmpoweruser

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1 Comment

1. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Anything with Microsoft's name on it as far as hardware is nothing I want to purchase. Xbox 360 = Biggest Fail On Quality But why am I not surprised?

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