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Old 04-18-2010, 06:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just a rumour I heard.... Looking for corroboration.

Heard MS has a dev project, codename "pink", for a new phone to compete w/ android et al. Supposedly MS from the bench up, both h/w and s/w. All completely new and NOT based on their 'mobile' stuff.

Well..... so I hear anyway.
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Old 04-18-2010, 06:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not news. Do a google on project pink for more info.

BGR on 4/12: Microsoftxxx8217;s Project Pink unveiling Boy Genius Report
Gizmode on 4/12: Microsoft Kin: The Perfect Phone for Sidekick Fans - Microsoft Kin - Gizmodo

Does not sound like it will be any competion at all to Android, BB, or any other smartphone. Probably not to any dumb phone either.
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Code named "Next Windows Mobile Failure."
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DOn't know about the failure part. Not meant to be a smartphone. The idea behind those phones is that many parents (myself included) are not going to pay a $30/mo data plan so the kiddie can text and facebook.

These MS pink phones only require the $10 data plan for common 'feature' phones.
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Code named "Next Windows Mobile Failure."

LOL!!

Nailed it!

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it's a sidekick replacement. Geared towards the youth. It will revolve around social network apps and all.

And like the sidekick, there won't be any apps for it besides what's preloaded.
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