Microsoft Pure Pink Turtle Phones Leaked!
Some feel there's got to be more to this Microsoft Pink platform, Turtle and Pure phone concept than meets the eye. We're wondering if, like Newman on Seinfeld, there's actually less?
Could it really just be a Microsoft Sidekick running Zune HD software?
On the face, we'd say that's crazy. Microsoft already has Windows Mobile 6.5, Windows Mobile 7, and the Zune HD on the market, would they really fragment their offering further by releasing an Instinct-class consumer phone?
Anyone else, never. Microsoft, absolutely.
In their defense, they've said Windows 7 will be their iPhone killa, while Windows 6.5 targets Android. These bad boys? We're honestly not sure... However, going this route does mean they likely won't stab their WinMo hardware partners where it hurts, the way they did their MP3 player partners when they abandoned PlaysForSure and released the Zune...
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You are assuming they have "labs" in the first place. Generous assumption since everything they had been doing is ripping other companies' work.
Looks like the Pre just gave birth to a chubby baby lol
Im calling one similar to the Sidekick or N97, and the other being a full fledged touchscreen device to compete head to head with the iPhone/Storm2. The "Turtle" is too Palm Pre...I would expect a more sleeker, slim styling like the ZHD. If it is using OMAP/Snapdragon/Tegra im expecting a package roughly 3-4x bigger than the ZHD for touchscreen, and about the Size as shown for the slider full landscape qwerty.
Good god, they're so behind, it's now sad.
Sell your MS stocks if you're dumb enough to own any ;)
I think its obvious these phones are targeted at Teenagers 12-16. In that crowd these phones may have a market. It all depends on price.
What does that say about the iPhone on Verizon rumors?