Microsoft’s many partners were left a bit peeved when the company unveiled its Surface tablets; it must have been a kick in the teeth to have to start competing against the company you’re making devices for in the first place. But that may have been just the start. It looks as though Microsoft may be about to drop a similar bomb on the mobile market.
A device known as the Microsoft Surface Phone has turned up on WP Bench. The mystery device apparently runs on Windows Phone 8, but that’s about all we know. And that’s really all we need to.
Whilst this is still very much a rumour, the idea that Microsoft may take matters into its own hands within the mobile space is an interesting one. Microsoft and Nokia have famously struck up a decent partnership (and are holding a joint announcement tomorrow, no less), so the Redmond company going its own way? That might strain things.
Take all this with a grain of salt at the moment; it would be a risky move to go down the Apple route completely – doing so would further alienate manufacturers like Samsung and HTC when it comes to Windows Phone. We’ll keep you updated on more as we get it.
Source: WP Area