Microsoft: Analyst Sees Windows Mobile 7-Based “Project Pink” Zune Phone Within 2 Months

by admin January 19, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Is Microsoft (MSFT) about to launch its own smart phone?

In a bold call Sunday night, Jefferies analyst Katherine Egbert asserts in a research note that “recent industry checks” indicate Microsoft will do just that within the next two months – fulfilling years of speculation about a secretive effort known as Project Pink to develop a Microsoft branded handset. Egbert thinks the phone will debut either at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 15-18, or at the CTIA show in Las Vegas a month later.

Egbert says the company is “partnering with a few OEM manufacturers” to create a Zune-like phone which will have 720 HD video capability and at least a 5 MP camera.

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