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No Microsoft built mobile phone on the horizon

There have for sometime been many whispers about Microsoft entering the mobile arena with their own designed mobile phone, and as yet Microsoft has been quite happy producing for the OS side of the mobile industry rather than any physical handset.

Quote – “Unlike Apple or RIM, which design both their phones and operating system, Microsoft (MSFT) has been taking a different approach for several years — focusing on the OS and letting partners figure out what the gadget will do and where it’ll sell. This is sort of what Google’s doing with Android and its Open Handset Alliance. Despite having its own gadget design teams — which make the Zune and Xbox — Microsoft has ‘no plans to build our own phone,’ says Scott Rockfeld, group product manager for Windows Mobile. ‘Right now we’re happy to share the limelight,’ he adds.”

So there you have it, Microsoft have put all the net whispers to rest by stating they have now wish to build their own mobile phone.

Source — pocketpcthoughts