Microsoft and Verizon in talks to produce a new touchscreen phone?

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Microsoft and Verizon in talks to produce a new touchscreen phone?
The WSJ is reporting that Microsoft and Verizon are in talks to produce a new touchscreen phone that would challenge Apple's iPhone. According to the report, the device would be ready to be shipped early next year for use on Big Red's network. The project is code-named "Pink" and is expected to use all of the current capabilities of Windows Mobile while adding new features to the OS. It could also include Windows Market place for Mobile which is a challenger to Apple's App Store.

source: WSJ

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43 Comments

1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1976; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

sounds good but how many times have we heard something like "challenge apple's iphone" when a new verizon phone comes out

4. noahbf

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 28, 2009

i know right? "this just in: Verizon wireless is teaming up with California dog breeders to create a new animal to challenge Apple's iPhone. The iPhone will stand no chance against teeth." or "this just in: Verizon wireless is teaming up with Blendtec to create a blender that will challenge Apple's iPhone. Will it blend? Ohh yes."

7. hmcougar09

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

You're frikin' pathetic. This is so stupid and so sarcastic. Not even great enough to mount up to how much you're worth!

8. tanders04

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

In all fairness I'm fairly sure that most of the iPhone talk is a result of the media and not VZW itself. Yes obviously VZW wants to have a high selling and sucessful phone. If they can do that without ever getting the media share that the iPhone gets I'm sure they'd be perfectly happy. As it is though everything is going to be cast in terms of the iPhone.

21. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I thought that iPhone was coming to Verizon. If this article is true then the whole thing about iPhone coming to Verizon is probably (and hopefully) not true. And I thought the Storm was Verizon's response to the iphone.

22. tanders04

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

Again, why? I don't know all of apple's plans. If I did I'd be rich. Why would they take their ball and go play somewhere else just because VZW is talking to other companies? I'm sure they don't expect VZW to drop every other phone they carry and just carry iPhones. One has nothing to do with the other.

28. jjones26

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 28, 2009

well i know people that work for verizon and i know they will be comming out with something by the end of the year

29. noahbf

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 28, 2009

you're awesome.

30. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I understand Verizon looking at other phones fot their netwotk but you don't make a model to compete with the sales of another in your lineup!

43. hmcougar09

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Thanks!

2. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Dear Phonearena Editor, You forgot to cite one of your sources, Engadgetmobile.com. Its not nice to copy and paste someone elses work, which is also called plagiarism! I would suggest that in the future you either A:Publish original work or B:Cite your sources when unavoidable. Thank You Razr with an actual Razor FTW

5. chupum

Posts: 115; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Legion, you're an idiot! As you can see, the author cites the Wall Street Journal as a source. I have worked in the academic field for a while now and understand something about citing sources and though his citation is not in a formal lay-out, he does cite his source. Not only that, have you thought about the fact that Engadgetmobile might be getting their information from someone else, thus not being the primary source? You know what, just stop posting your thoughts on this website and we'll all be smarter for it. I'll do you one better, I'll even quote you the Engadget's author who wrote the article, which you idiotically think is the primary source, and where he cites THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, "It's crazy, we know. Just hours after hearing shockingly believable whispers that Apple's white-hot iPhone 3G could be sashaying over to Verizon Wireless, in flies a Wall Street Journall report asserting that the suits in Redmond are (also?) in talks with America's largest carrier. " (http://www.engadget.com/, 4/28/09)

6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1976; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

what about you legion!? you copied dood with your razr with an actual razr moto

10. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Actually he copied me.

11. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I'll attest to the copying syndrome, Legion started that first...

12. vzw fanman

Posts: 1976; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i still have no idea what that means

13. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Chupum, your an idiot-savante! Perhaps if he were writing a research paper your comments would apply but as it is a NEWS article you are incorrect. As for you saying I think engadgetmobile is the originator of this piece of news, you are wrong again, did you even read my post before starting your childish rant? "You forgot to cite one of your sources". The only reason this piece of news is on phonearena is becuase they read engadgetmobile and copied the story, not becuase they were investigating on their own and happened upon it in the WSJ. So, say it with me now, Phonearena copied off of engadgetmobile. You completely missed what I was saying, and HOW DARE YOU, someone who is not a regular user or poster on this site, tell me what I can and cannot comment on. How about you try to understand what you are talking about next time you unsuccesfully flame someone.

16. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

Calm down. Its a damn phone website. Who the heck cares what people say?

19. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Wow. Calm down guys

31. chupum

Posts: 115; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Whether this is a research paper or not, giving credit to an original author is universal in publishing any written work, whether it's a literary "nod", or a formally written citation! As quoted by you, "Its not nice to copy and paste someone elses work, which is also called plagiarism!" you clearly state that this article was copied... WHERE DO YOU SEE THE COPY AND PASTING?!? I mean honestly, did you even read the engadget article? Because upon doing further investigation, you will find that your comments are completely unwarranted and no phrases were imitated!!! AND I NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT? Give me a break!!! Second point... Even if you had knowledge that the writers on this site read Engadgetmobile, blindly assuming that this author copied and pasted lines from another source based on your myopic knowledge is completely idiotic! Especially when you haven't read the endgadget article. And, to further discredit you as an intelligent participant on this website, if you believe that "The only reason this piece of news is on phonearena is becuase they read engadgetmobile and copied the story, not becuase they were investigating on their own and happened upon it in the WSJ.", then they wouldn't need to cite ANYONE! Think of it this way, if two reporters report on a presidential press conference about the economy without copying each others phrases, do both reporters need to cite each other? I honestly feel ridiculous about having to explain this to you! Third point... When you express your surprise about how I could insult you even though I'm not a regular poster on this site is completely ridiculous!!! Your hackneyed quote of, "Razr with an actual Razor FTW" is your poor attempt at humor, and kind of implies that I have read many of your comments before. Besides, why would ANYONE need to be a regular member of anything to rebuke someone like you,who has tastelessly insulted the earnest effort of someone else on reporting information that they read, while also giving the original source its' due credit? ::SIGH:: you're just a moron...

33. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

WOW, you are completely wrong yet you continue to live on in this fantasy world of yours. You have failed rather badly with your rebuttle, seeing as youve merely restated your flawed opinion. Must be nice to be retarded.

34. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

" if two reporters report on a presidential press conference about the economy without copying each others phrases, do both reporters need to cite each other? I honestly feel ridiculous about having to explain this to you!" Okay so what if one reporter went to the press conference and the other reporter stayed home watching tv all day and the next day the reporter that stayed home paraphrases his collegues report? In other words, taking credit for work thats not his. Sounds familiar. Also, you are not fooling anyone dude. I know you are a phonearenaeditor, work on your website instead of arguing about how awesome it is douche.

35. chupum

Posts: 115; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I was laughing immediately after reading your profoundly weak response. Your lack of substantive criticism about what I wrote, AND flagrant use of childish insults was a terrible come-back and comedic, at best! I was able to QUOTE you in your ridiculous and unsubstantiated insult, directly address your individually weak arguments, and the above comment (#35) is the best you can do to defend yourself!? And the fact that you can't back up ANY of your insults when I clearly pointed out your flaws by VERBATIM, makes me a retard!? I just want to know how old you actually are and what you actually do for a living, besides sniffing glue and living with your mom. Because I feel like I'm arguing against the intellect and maturity of a high school student. If not, and I'm being generous towards you in this comment, a scum-bag wall-street type who can't come up with an original thought to save his life... Speaking of which, quit belaboring and trying to be funny by saying "Razr with an actual Razor FTW"... We get it... you like sharp toys that come in contact with your head... you moron

36. chupum

Posts: 115; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I'm actually not an editor. If I were, I would have erased everyone of your comments so that NOBODY else would have to receive a headache of reading your babble! And for the record, paraphrasing is fine... JUST GIVE THE SOURCE YOU GOT IT FROM!!! FOR EXAMPLE. THIS AUTHOR WROTE "source: WSJ" AT THE END OF THE ARTICLE. Which means that if he paraphrased ANYONE, it was the Wall Street Journal. Also you go on to argue, but you miserably fail to state that I quoted you in saying, "Its not nice to copy and paste someone elses work, which is also called plagiarism!". I'll ask you this again! Where do you see copying and pasting? Tell me where and I'll consider you argument as plausible. Finally, since you're a moron, I'll review my points for you as such. The author cited the WSJ (CHECK MARK!), The author did not copy, or "closely imitate" (wikipedia), which is considered the classic definition of "plagiarism", the language and thoughts, and claim it as their own (DOUBLE CHECK MARK, because the author cited the WSJ as well, which IS the original author) Do you still think that this author plagiarized anyone?

37. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I find it hilarious that you have put so much time and energy into your responses yet still manage to completely miss my point. Its not that they did equal work, one site did its job and the other sat on its ass and posted the same thing as soon as it saw engadget do it. I dont care how you slice it, that is copying off of engadget. Only the author of this article would defend it with such blind stupidity. You are getting upset and riled up over a message board on some far corner of the internet and you are calling me a child??? Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Thats the funniest thing ive heard all day. The author of this article plagiarized engadgetmobile.com plain and simple. This person owes them and this sites readers an apology.

38. chupum

Posts: 115; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Wow, you either don't know what plagiarism is, in which case you should look it up, or you're dumber than I gave you credit for by calling you a moron, and you don't know what the word, "copy" means or "same thing" means, because the article written above was neither copied nor shown to be identical. Also, the fact that you think typing out a couple of sentences about how bogus your uncalled for aggression, as stated in your initial post, is considered "so much time and energy" as it took me no more than a few minutes on my lunch break is really a testament to how pea sized your brain really is! Come on, just because you stubbornly can't admit that you have a poor grasp of the English language, such as fessing up to the fact that you obviously don't know how to properly use the word "copy and paste", doesn't mean you have to foolishly defend yourself to the bitter end. You'd have walked away with a little more pride had you simply apologized, rather than trying to get me to believe that I didn't understand you when you said that someone "copied and pasted" an article. Oh and by the way, your precious engadgetmobile website that you seem to idolize as the original source or whatever your love affair is with engadgetmobile, they actually quoted their own source to some sight called boy genius report, which actually cited the wall street journal. And this article was not identical in anyway, except for the topic of what they were reporting on. I'll offer a truce. You either recant your ridiculous statement to the author about how it's not "nice to copy and paste" other people's work, or clearly state that you used the words, "copy and paste" , in the wrong context. And I'll apologize for calling you out on being dumber than a moron, who needs a children's dictionary. I'm not looking for an apology, since I wasn't the author. Otherwise, if I were an author, that'd mean that I was probably a moderator of this forum, and then that'd mean that I would have banned your sub-par, myopic, pariah of a personality and mind from ever having polluted my consciousness. Also I want to know what you do or how old you are, so that I can get a figure of how much I should pity you. Chances are people like you are going to be working for people like me... I doubt it, but just in case you want to know what I do... I'm a medical student...

40. vzw fanman

Posts: 1976; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i think you guys should take this outside haha

3. KingOfPhones

Posts: 41; Member since: May 04, 2008

Sounds cool, but this may eliminate the chance of the iPhone coming to Verizon. That would suck.

9. tanders04

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

Why? AT&T doesn't have phones competing with the iPhone? Competition is part of the market place. A good company is going to revel in it and exploit it. Heck I'd say that if MS wasn't trying to get VZW to carry this phone then apple should be second guessing if they want to go with them as well. If your competition isn't talking to the same people you are I think you'd be questioning what they know that you don't.

15. neutrality

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 28, 2009

I always use that argument to prove that VZW, with or without an iPhone, is better than ATT. The only thing ATT has going for them is the iPhone.. and to be honest, I have no idea what other phones they sell. That's what great about the Verizon lineup. They do a great job at getting people to know the phones they sell. Ask anyone if they have a Voyager, or an enV, or a Chocolate, or a Dare.. they'll instantly know that phone and its features. I don't see ATT doing that with their lineup.

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