Featured Articles

Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

Nvidia adjusts GTX 980 and GTX 970 pricing

It appears that Nvidia has been feeling the pulse of the market and took some note from comments regarding the original…

More...
iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews are up and they are good

Apple is dancing the same dance year after year. It releases the iPhone and two days before they start shipping it…

More...
Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon announces three new tablets

Amazon has just released three new tablets starting with the $99 priced 6-inch Kindle Fire HD6. This is a 6-inch tablet…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

More...
Nvidia Shield Tablet 32GB 4G LTE out for pre orders

Nvidia Shield Tablet 32GB 4G LTE out for pre orders

Nvidia has finally revealed the shipping date of its Shield Tablet 32GB in 4G LTE flavour and in case you pre-order…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 29 April 2009 05:41

Microsoft and Verizon talk phones

Written by David Stellmack

Image

Verizon deal with Apple for iPhone unlikely

Several new sources including the Wall Street Journal are claiming that Microsoft is working with Verizon to cook up a competitor to the iPhone. While we have heard this all before, it seems that either these folks didn’t get the word last time or we were just a bit ahead of the curve.

At any rate, all that we have been hearing this time around is pretty much what you would expect. Codename “Pink” is a new Microsoft designed cell phone product that is being designed to compete with the iPhone. It is said that it will run a new tweaked out version of Microsoft’s Windows Mobile OS with some new abilities that are reportedly being brought over from the Zune.

While Microsoft is said to be driving the design of the software and the hardware, the actual production and building of the phone will be farmed out to a third party company that is yet to be decided; but they do have quite a few willing partners with experience building a Microsoft Windows Mobile OS-based product to choose from.

According to our sources, while Verizon has pleased with the sales of the BlackBerry Storm exclusive, it was more than a bit unhappy with some of the bumps in the road on the software and hardware side that the company has had to endure. Still, Verizon is concerned about market share that the iPhone continues to gain and the prospect that AT&T is likely to secure an extension of their exclusive on the iPhone in the U.S.

While is too early to know what the exact feature set of this device might look like, it is said that both Microsoft and Verizon are trying to think outside the box to bring some new software abilities to the device that would excite consumers and perhaps get them to rethink the purchase of an iPhone.

Speaking of Apple and the iPhone, the rumors of Apple doing a deal with Verizon for the iPhone are unlikely. We continue to be contacted about rumors of negotiations between the two companies for a low-cost iPhone and a tablet-like device with EVDO wireless; our Verizon moles insist that this is not the case, as Apple’s demand for exclusive application distribution is a deal breaker, along with the price that the company wants per device.
Last modified on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 08:08
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments