Monday, 4 March 2013

Microsoft Tests Smartphone With Asia Suppliers


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

 production.