Featured Articles

AMD SVP John Byrne named turnaround exec of the year

AMD SVP John Byrne named turnaround exec of the year

Director of AMD’s PR Chris Hook has tweeted and confirmed later in a conversation with Fudzilla that John Byrne, Senior Vice…

More...
Shield Tablet 8 launching on Tuesday July 22nd

Shield Tablet 8 launching on Tuesday July 22nd

We knew the date for a while but as of right now we can confirm that Nvidia’s new Shield Tablet 8,…

More...
AMD confirms 20nm in 2015

AMD confirms 20nm in 2015

Lisa Su, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, AMD, has confirmed what we told you back in May 2014 – …

More...
AMD reports loss, shares tumble

AMD reports loss, shares tumble

AMD’s debt load is causing huge problems for the chipmaker -- this quarter it had another substantial loss. The tame Apple Press…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 22 June 2012 11:40

Analyst: Microsoft could be designing its own phone

Written by Peter Scott



To kickstart Windows Phone 8 sales


Analyst Rick Sherlund claims Microsoft is considering designing its own smartphone to kickstart sales of Windows Phone 8 handsets.

Many punters have speculated about a possible Microsoft phone, but unlike most of them, Sherlund has quite a bit of experience when it comes to Redmond. He has been covering the company since it went public in 1986, so his opinion has quite a bit of weight.

"Our industry sources tell us that Microsoft may be working with a contract manufacturer to develop their own handset for Windows Phone 8," wrote Sherlund.

However, Sherlund is still not sure whether Microsoft is working on a reference design or a true Microsoft-branded phone.

Following the launch of Microsoft’s Surface tablet, both options sound plausible. The move could pit Microsoft toe-to-toe with Apple, not to mention Samsung, Google and other Android players.

Of course, Windows Phone 8 is still months away and if indeed Microsoft is working on a phone, it is highly unlikely we will hear official confirmation anytime soon. We assume Microsoft will tread very carefully, as it does not need another Kin debacle on its hands.

More here.


Last modified on Friday, 22 June 2012 12:09
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments