Though Microsoft hasn’t denied the existence of a developmental tablet to be pitted against the iPad, the company is completely denying the existence of a Microsoft branded smartphone or any developmental stages of the device.
Senior marketing manager for Windows Phone, Greg Sullivan, vehemently said, “No. we do not,” when asked in an interview whether Microsoft plans to create their own smartphone.
The rumors spread when Rick Sherlund, an analyst from Nomura said, “It is unclear to us whether this would be a reference platform or whether this may be a go-to-market Microsoft branded handset.
He added, “We would not be surprised if Microsoft were to decide to bring their own handset to market next year given that Microsoft has decided to bring to market their own Windows 8 Surface tablet/PC products.”
This came about after Microsoft revealed that they are developing the “Surface” tablet. The latter is a Microsoft branded tablet that runs on their own Windows 8 platform. Analysts believe that this could be a start of Microsoft developing their new devices in the future.
The Surface tablet is going against Android and iOS tablets that have been in the market for quite some time.
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