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And now, Verizon reported in talks with Microsoft for new phone

WSJ reports that the two parties are working on a new Windows Mobile device code-named Pink

April 28, 2009 12:00 PM ET

Computerworld - In the latest iteration of its plans to combat the iPhone, Verizon Wireless is reportedly working with Microsoft Corp. to create a Windows Mobile wireless device with a touch screen and multimedia capabilities.

The device, code-named Pink, would appear early next year, giving Verizon another product to compete with Apple Inc.'s iPhone, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal that cites unnamed sources.

A Verizon spokeswoman wouldn't comment on the story. Verizon also would not comment on earlier reports that it was working with Apple to get the ability to run an iPhone on its CDMA networks, or that Apple was creating two prototypes for iPhone-like devices.

Microsoft officials could not be reached immediately for comment.

A third party would build the Pink device, which would include Windows Marketplace for Mobile -- Microsoft's mobile application store, according to Wall Street Journal.

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