As per a few sources, Microsoft Corporation(NASDAQ:MSFT) is working with constituent suppliers based in Asia to experiment its own smartphone design. This move would follow in step with its new Surface laptop/tablet hybrid, first PC made by Microsoft, which is indicative of the fact that there is a further shift in the company’s transition toward designing products to run its software. The so-called smartphone is no likely to head into mass production.
As the reports reveal, the display size of the Microsoft smartphone is between 4 and 5 inches. It is about the most nonspecific detail one could propose. So far, no other details have been divulged. Rumors surrounding Microsoft making its own smartphone have been looming since quite some time now, and have pitched since the arrival of Surface. It was earlier this year when the company said that it would launch its very own smartphone apart from Windows Phone 8.
CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer has told the Wall Street Journal that the company is happy and content about the fact that this holiday season is going to market with brands like HTC, Samsung and Nokia. He, however, did not comment on whether the company has any other plans.
The research company IDC has launched its Q3 report for smartphone market share. As per the information, Microsoft came in at a mere 2% market share, with 3.6 million of the 181.1 million smartphones shipped operating on Windows mobile operating system. The idea may seem fascinating and feasible, however, the mythical Microsoft smartphone still remains under cover and in the rumors.
For a company that is based majorly on selling software, this move was considered bold by many. But Microsoft’s own OEM partners called it unfair. In spite the condemnations, Microsoft went ahead and released the Surface RT tablet on 25th October.