Microsoft Corp. is working with
component suppliers in Asia to test its
own smartphone design, people
familiar with the situation said.
The move suggests the computer-software giant is increasingly
adopting a variation of a business model favored by rival Apple
Inc., which designs computers and phones along with the software
that powers them.
Officials at some of Microsoft's parts suppliers, who declined to
be named, said the Redmond, Wash.-based company is testing a
smartphone design but isn't sure if a product will go into mass
Monday, 4 March 2013
Microsoft Tests Smartphone With Asia Suppliers