Are these Microsoft’s rumored “Pink” phones? [Photos]

Thu, Sep 24, 2009

News, Rumors

Gizmodo has the scoop on Microsoft’s rumored “Pink” products, which reportedly will be Microsoft branded smartphones. The first photo purports to be of a phone codenamed “Turtle” while the second photo purports to be of a phone codenamed “Pure.”

Hmm, kinda looks like a oddly shaped Palm Pre.

Let’s check out the Pure.

Okay, your standard slider here.  Looks pretty good, but nothing revolutionary going on.

Gizmodo writes on the devices:

These phones are going to be made by Sharp, who’ll get to share branding with Microsoft. Sharp produced the Sidekick hardware for Danger, who was bought by Microsoft almost two years ago. Pink will be primarily aimed at the same market as the Sidekick, and the branding and identity for it is highly developed, pointing toward a later stage in the development cycle.

It’s been reported elsewhere that Pink phones will include Zune services, and have its own app store, making it as close to the Zune phone as we may get. We’ll see if it’s close enough in the coming months, though these are the only facts our source will let us safely publish for now.

Damn, who are these sources, and when can EdibleApple get in on some of the action?!

In any event, there you have it – Microsoft’s phone strategy, Pink, exposed.



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