Rumour: Microsoft’s Pink Project to soon be official
April 06th, 2010 - 10:25 am ET by C. D.
Continuing the line of rumours that a launch is planned for the summer, Reuters have now suggested that Microsoft could officially unveil mobiles from their secret Pink Project next week.
The Pink project is said to have been in Microsoft’s ongoing project works for the last few quarters, with it being the object of numerous unofficial revelations about what the project incorporates.
While this may not be a Smartphone directly developed by Microsoft for release to the public, it appears to nevertheless be a range of mobile phones which have been developed under Microsoft’s direction.
Leaks about the Pink project have it that two models, the Pink and Turtle, manufactured by Sharp will be released, with these following similar lines to Sidekick models manufactured by Danger, purchased by Microsoft in 2008.
Launch planned for the summer These will essentially be messaging handsets at affordable priced aimed at a young public. The American carrier Verizon Wireless have been presented as a distributor of these devices, with Reuters indicating that the Pink project mobiles will be officially unveiled next week with the naming to be different to their current identifiers of Pink and Turtle.
An invitation was sent by Microsoft to the press for an event next Monday, with any commercial release not to be before the summer. While the American groups efforts are concentrated on the Windows Phone 7 Series, this hasn’t prevented them from showing their carrier partners that they are capable of developing dedicated mobiles, like what they have already announced with their French carrier partner SFR, with a messaging handset really pushing their mobile services.