Microsoft and Verizon in Talks To Develop iPhone Rival

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We know Verizon is talking to Apple about taking on the iPhone, and now the WSJ claims they are playing both sides by talking with Microsoft about developing an iPhone rival.

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Naturally, details are scarce—although the word is that the device will be a multimedia touchscreen that will push both Windows Mobile and the Windows Marketplace. It is also rumored that a third party may handle the manufacturing of the device. Could this be the Zune software "Pink" project we have heard so much about? [WSJ]

DISCUSSION

For all those who would say that MS can't get anything right, I have almost always loved their 3rd and 4th iterations of a product. I am not a fan boy by any means, but I thought the PS3 would destroy the 360, and I have two 360s, and no desire to get a PS3.

I have two iPods, a Zune, about 10 other various and sundry mp3 players, and have to say that if it were not for the nike+, I would probably never use my iPod.

I just hope that MS gives it a more serious try than Google.