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Microsoft and Asus to launch a smartphone next year?

By Matthew
Feb 18, 2010
  1. More details about Microsoft's elusive, self-branded smartphone have hit the grapevine. The software giant has partnered with Asus to build a device with a candy bar touchscreen design, according to Northeast Securities analyst Ashok Kumar, who supposedly spoke with Microsoft's supplies and design partners. Naturally, the handset will run Microsoft's recently introduced Windows Phone 7 OS.

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  2. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 421

    arghh i wish microsoft had contacted some other manufacturer,perhaps HTC
     
  3. maestromasada

    maestromasada TS Rookie Posts: 92

    What are you saying? ASUS build the best mobo in the world
     
  4. exactly, they build the best MOBOs in the world, you don't necessarily want some of the other things they make - HTC makes the best Mobile phones in the world, they also carry a price tag of "first born" when one of their new phones comes out.
    So, it's not all bad. You can bet that it won't be an absolute POC, but it won't be the best hardware, it also won't cost as much as it would if HTC made it.
     
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