Microsoft is now testing its own Windows Phone design with suppliers
This corroborates earlier rumors about a Microsoft Windows Phone. The supposed device is said to measure more than 4 inches and less than five, making it larger than the iPhone, but smaller than phablets like Samsung’s Galaxy Note II.
It is not yet certain, though, whether Microsoft will kick off mass production of the device. For the moment, it is only testing the design.
We would not be surprised at all if that phone becomes real some time next year. Chief executive Steve Ballmer last month said that Microsoft will ‘obviously’ do more hardware after the Surface. How would that affect its vendors? We don't know, but we guess Nokia for once will not be very excited about this, after it bet its future solely on Windows Phone in 2011.