Microsoft to deliver 'social networking' handsets
Apple. Apple Apple Apple Apple Apple Apple Apple Apple. Everyone is in the middle of a great big circle jerk over the Jobs & Co. thanks to the iPad and the fourth-gen iPhone which is due out whenever.
Bill Gates is obviously getting a bit jealous of all the attention flung the way of people who make Smartphones. Google get more press than out Bill these days.
That could be about to change though as Microsoft want in on the phone market. The project, which has the code name of Project Pink, will see Microsoft announcing their first range of mobile phones which, apparently, will be manufactured by Sharp. Central to the new gizmos will be social networking.
Apparently, there's going to be two handsets available. One is dubbed the 'Turtle', the other 'Pure'.
It seems that the interface will share some elements with Windows Phone 7, with some kind of social networking edge to it (hence the slide out keyboard). We could be looking at a launch date of late April, although, that said, there's nothing official on this from Microsoft, so don't hold your breath.
The real question/thing to speculate over is: Do we need a Microsoft phone with a keyboard on it? If the price is cheap on this, then it could make a big impact on the market - if not, then it's got the established iPhone to deal with.