November 6, 2012

Why Microsoft May (or May Not) Build a Phone

Jared Newman, Time

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The tech world always needs a good rumor to obsess over, and lately it’s been the idea of a Windows Phone made by Microsoft. A report from the Wall Street Journal claims that Microsoft is testing its own smartphone right now, in conjunction with component suppliers in Asia.

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