“Is Microsoft about to launch its own smart phone?” Eric Savitz asks for Barron’s.
“In a bold call Monday night, Jefferies analyst Katherine Egbert asserts in a research note that ‘recent industry checks’ indicate Microsoft will do just that within the next two months – fulfilling years of speculation about a secretive effort known as Project Pink to develop a Microsoft branded handset,” Savitz reports. “Egbert thinks the phone will debut either at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 15-18, or at the CTIA show in Las Vegas a month later.”
Savitz reports, “Egbert says the company is ‘partnering with a few OEM manufacturers’ to create a Zune-like phone… [and that] the OEM deals will be similar to HTC’s arrangement to build the Nexus One phone for Google.”
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