Microsoft Tests Smartphone with Asia Suppliers
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is in cahoots with overseas component suppliers to test its own smartphone design. That doesn't necessarily mean Microsoft will necessarily take the next step into mass production, but the idea is at least on the company's radar.
HTC Windows Phone 8X
In a recent interview, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer voiced confidence in heading into the holiday shopping season with Nokia, Samsung, and HTC as partners in the smartphone space, but he didn't totally rule out the possibility of a Microsoft branded phone. Instead, he dodged the topic.
"Whether we had a plan to do something different or we didn't have a plan I wouldn't comment in any dimension," Ballmer said.