Microsoft has categorically denied there are plans afoot for it to build smartphone hardware to complement the Windows Phone 8 software.
However, the head of Windows Phone marketing Greg Sullivan says that option is off the table as Microsoft is happy with its current partners.
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Asked by Information Week whether the company had any plans to manufacturer an own-branded smartphone, Sullivan responded: "No, we do not."
"We have a strong ecosystem of partners that we are very satisfied with," he added, with Nokia, Samsung and HTC all thought to the prepping Windows Phone 8 devices.
Putting it to bed
Late last week Noruma analyst Rick Sherlund said: "We would not be surprised if Microsoft were to decide to bring their own handset to market next year given that Microsoft has decided to bring to market their own Windows 8 Surface tablet/PC products."
At the time, Microsoft issued its standard "no comment" response, but this should put the matter to bed... for now.
Via: Information Week