Microsoft to release Nvidia powered phone?

Following on from the recent announcement of Windows Mobile 6.5 comes fresh rumours regarding Microsoft entering the mobile phone market themselves.

For years Microsoft has provided the operating system for use on a wide range of handsets by different manufacturers. This might be about to change. If you believe recent rumours, then Microsoft is allegedly going to launch a mobile phone based on Nvidia's new Tegra CPU which would be annoucned at the forthcoming GSMA Mobile World Congress in February 2009. Microsoft has used the annual event to introduce previous versions of Windows Mobile.

With the news, in late September, of a delay in Windows Mobile 7 the company has been hurrying to make Windows Mobile 6.5 available to handset manufacturers and operators as soon as possible. News leaked early this year regarding the features of Windows Mobile 7. If Microsoft is planning its own device and Windows Mobile 7 will be powering it then the delay could make for a rather interesting coupling for next year. Roll on February.

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All these comments are pathetic, GROW UP folks.

Looking forward to Windows Mobile 6.5, I'd be interested to see what Microsoft can come up with.

These are the 2 dead minis and whats left from the iphone "the earbuds"
and dude, i owned an iphone even before the appstore existed and since the installer days, before zibri's ziphone and since the days when you have to jailbreak /unlock the phone yourself.

and take it or leave it, the iphone is a joke
and i am not lying, dude, it is an iphone not a Bugatti Veyron

Hello...
I don't usually comment on articles, but I felt that I have to say this:

The iphone is a joke, it really is. I bought one a month after it was released in the US and I just fell in love, but the more time I spent playing with it, the more I hated that piece of crap.

The battery is useless, as for the ipod, I have 2 dead ipods by the way, the battery only lasts a year then it starts to drain out, and oh, try to change it yourself, even if you have the right equipments, you're gonna scratch your iphone/ipod badly, and i really mean badly that you cannot stand looking at it, and that will make you want to buy another one.

I bet that everyone who bought an ipod/iphone is having more than one and if you just think about it, it is what makes apple products sell, it is a perfect strategy, it will always sell.

iphone app store? man, have you ever people tried that? they sell backgrounds and screen savers! they sell unfinished games which really not working on touch screen!

the iphone looks good, that's it, and not anymore, now i have a zune and nokia e71 and both really are a 10000 times than the ipod/iphone.

sorry for the bad english, it is not my mother tongue.

oh sorry i forgot to add this,I gave away my iphone to a waiter for free, he was dreaming of having one, so i gave it to him, at least now i drink coffee for free.

elibi said,
oh sorry i forgot to add this,I gave away my iphone to a waiter for free, he was dreaming of having one, so i gave it to him, at least now i drink coffee for free.

1. Take care of your stuff.
2. Don't change out batteries that weren't meant to be changed out to begin with.
3. Try to USE the features of the products you CLAIM to have owned. You're way too obvious, by the way.
4. I doubt that a phone that was already obsolete when it was released can be "10,000" times better than the iPhone, or *anything* for that matter. At least try to make it quantifiable somehow.

So the quantifiable argument that you made against his argument is believable? You are calling him a liar because you didn't see him when he owned the phone? How does that make you any more credible?

NPGMBR said,
So the quantifiable argument that you made against his argument is believable? You are calling him a liar because you didn't see him when he owned the phone? How does that make you any more credible?

**iphone app store? man, have you ever people tried that? they sell backgrounds and screen savers! they sell unfinished games which really not working on touch screen!**

THAT was the dead giveaway. Either that, or the individual in question is just TROLLING.

Done.

Whether or not MS makes a phone with Nvidia.. The fact is that Microsoft has put time and effort into co-developing the Tegra GPU with Nvidia specifically for its WinCE (the core OS of Windows Mobile) shows their commitment and forward thinking.

Based on the demos it's certainly a Windows Mobile killer! and a huge leap in the right direction.. To-date all Windows Mobile devices have lacked the ability to push out smooth graphics, be it due to lack of GPU's or bad drivers. I've owned every Windows Mobile device (PPC & Smartphone) over the last 8 years (due to my work) and todate no WinMo device has managed to offer a compelling no-lag user interface, including HTC. Whether it's due to profit initiatives or lack of expertise the WinMo platform has progressed slowly over the last few years.

iPhone Killer or not! The Tegra GPU is a huge step in the right direction by Microsoft and one that may spin out future partnerships with Nintendo, Sega, XBox and other game developers to bring over their 1,0000+ GBA titles to the WinMo platform and make a truly compelling all rounded (Phone+Organiser+Music+Movies+Gaming) experience.

Nb. Compared to the iPhone the Tegra+WinMo offers a true multi-tasking experience, watch movies, surf the web and run multiple applications at the same time! which will hopefully inspire Apple to push ahead as well. Bottom line competition is good for all..

If they do release a phone then HTC etc.. will not be happy, as Microsoft have repeatedly said they are not going to enter the market they leave it to their third parties.

If Microsoft decide to make a phone, please don't make it an "iPhone killer"; they'll get crushed! The iPhone has a very strong foothold in the high-end mobile market now, and I highly doubt Microsoft could do anything to push them off the top spot.

I'd love if they released a more basic mobile phone. Possibly combine the Zune with a basic phone, like the iPhone, but without it being 99% touchscreen.

I somehow doubt MS plans to release their own phone. Everyone was so sure MS were making a mobile Xbox to compete against the PSP/DS and nothing came of it, I feel the same about this. I could be wrong but that is the feeling I'm getting.

The title needs to be edited with a question mark, a 'supposed to release' or something marking this is based on a rumor article from the Inquirer with an absolutely ridiculous video on Youtube.

Is this in the interest of Microsoft and Windows Mobile that Microsoft make the phone and the OS coming with it?
Would the MS partners be happy about that? Would they be ready to pay Microsoft for the Windows Mobile licenses if Microsoft becomes a competitor?

Besides, it's not as if Microsoft ever tried to make a phone (and failed), anyone remember the Microsoft Cordless Phone?