Microsoft is in talks with suppliers in Asia to make its own smartphone, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Like most handsets on the market today, the source in the report claims the phone is supposed to be between four and five inches. The folks behind the testing of this device, don’t know if the Microsoft phone would go into mass production. Of course, Microsoft is mum on the details of this report.
One thing we’ve learned about the software giant is it has a keen interest in making its own hardware, just look at the Surface RT. It’s not at all surprising that the company would consider producing their own smartphone. Producing its own software and hardware in-house, mimics an Apple-like business model — a model which has been extremely successful for Apple. It only makes sense for a company as big and power as Microsoft to make this kind of move, as we live in a time of technology that continues to evolve at a rapid pace.
With the recent launch of Windows Phone 8, the company has refocused and centered all its attention into grabbing mind share away from both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android mobile operating systems.