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Microsoft is now testing its own Windows Phone design with suppliers

0. phoneArena posted on 02 Nov 2012, 02:39

Microsoft has just released the Surface, the first tablet and the first PC it has built in its decades of history, and now the Redmond company is testing a phone with suppliers…

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posted on 02 Nov 2012, 06:22 1

24. mydi.maus (unregistered)

looks like a female iphone,..

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 08:25 1

30. cdgoin (Posts: 571; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)

No a manly iPhone, the iPhone is a chick phone already

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 07:31

27. Dunknown (Posts: 84; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

I think it will be something like Nexus. Microsoft might be going to choose a phone manufacturer such as Nokia. It might be possible that the phone that is going to be announce by Nokia next year will be Surface 1. And follow up by Surface 2 and continue....

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 08:10

28. NateAdam8 (Posts: 388; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

Unless MS pulls a Google and has one of the OEMs make the device for them then it just might keep the peace and it'd be more like the MS Surface/Nexus deal with either HTC, Nokia, Samsung or who every makes it or They could just build it with a Nokia branding and it'd be like Motorola and Google's Droid series but still keeping the peace like Google.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 08:24

29. cdgoin (Posts: 571; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)

If NOKIA Builds it for MS, then I think Nokia would be happy.. as MS would have invested in the engineering. Who else would build it..?

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 10:15

32. paulislegend (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)

design: you're doing it right.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 10:45

34. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

I suppose at this point, I will stop saying "I will believe when I see it". There is a ton of evidence to support the existence of this device.

But I would say if it ever get released and where depends a lot on the success of the Surface Tablets and the first and second wave of WP 8 phones. If the Surface line sells poorly and other manufacturers lines sell well, that may stop this phone. If the WP8 devices sell well and Nokia survives as a WP-only manufacturer and HTC also stays on with follow ups, this may be put on the back burner. But the idea of having it ready as a back up plan in case MS needs to keep it's WP line going to develop it's ecosystem makes total sense. Just a smart idea to have back up plans.

posted on 02 Nov 2012, 14:57

35. 4D331 (Posts: 12; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)

this phone looks heavyyyy....it absolutely matches the surface line, and with both they create a trend that truly looks appealing and stands out...man this is exactly how it should look like and plz don't let it just be a concept design, it look fantastic, but companies usually stray away from great looking designs and i just don't know why...

posted on 03 Nov 2012, 03:33

38. pliskin1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)

Looks good, if the screen is 4.3" or less id buy it.

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