When Microsoft announced that it would begin manufacturing – note that Microsoft isn’t actually building the device - its own Surface tablets last week, thoughts instantly turned toward other devices Microsoft could bring in-house. The most obvious thing, of course, is Windows Phone. Unfortunately - or fortunately, depending on your point of view – Microsoft’s Senior Marketing Manager, Greg Sullivan, made it very clear that the Redmond-based company has absolutely no plans to release its own Windows Phone with a plain and simple “No, we do not.”
Personally, I almost wish Microsoft would release its own Windows Phone. Or maybe just a phone-less device based on the Windows Phone OS, almost like a “Zune HD 2.” But when you think about it, the software developer really doesn’t have any need for a Microsoft-branded device. The company has been working closely with Nokia to release some great devices, and the other third-party manufacturers are also doing a good job. Microsoft needs to release its own Windows 8 tablet to shake up and inspire the other manufacturers. The same, however, cannot be said for Windows Phone.