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MS phone being made now at Flextronics

Promised debut 'soon'
Tue Mar 31 2009, 16:53

REMEMBER THE MS Zune phone we were talking about earlier? Remember how it didn't show up at 3GSM like we said?

Word has leaked to the Inquirer that the phone is still a go, and design mavens everywhere will be glad to know that the people who brought you the chocolate Zune are going to do a phone.

Iphones are going to become obsolete, and large, square, heat-shielded, and heavily-reinforced pockets will be coming back into style.

Unless MS planned to show only a buggy far future OS at the 3GSM keynote, one could conclude that it missed its production date. If you also knew that for the last week or so, Flextronics has been building a prototype run of about 2,500 units, that would be a bit more evidence.

Toss in that Nvidia IR has been privately and separately bragging to analysts that they are going to show something big at CTIA Wireless 2009 tomorrow, and you have a match. There you go, all the market-storming power of a Zune, coupled with the tight power control and reliability of an Nvidia part, and you have a winner. Oh yeah, we hear that the odds are good LG will be involved too.

I can't wait, if I was at the show, I could sleep in the morning of that keynote. µ



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