Microsoft May Build Own Windows Phone 8 -- Information Week
Microsoft might rile its hardware partners again by developing and bringing to market its own Windows Phone 8 smartphone.
Microsoft has had a big week. On Monday, it revealed the Surface tablet, a Windows 8 device that the company will manufacture itself. On Wednesday, Microsoft showed off the core features of Windows Phone 8, a significant leap forward for the platform that should boost its appeal to consumers, businesses, and developers alike. Both announcements enjoyed a warm welcome and demonstrated that Microsoft clearly has a long-term strategy in play that will coalesce in the coming months.
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My Comment: Microsoft certainly has the resources and means to produce a smartphone .... but will they? My gut tells me yes.