Microsoft’s biggest ever attempt at making a re-entry into the smartphone segment could see some delay. According to reports on The Street, a software issue on the Windows Phone 7 OS could mean that handsets running on the new operating system may not launch by the end of the year as expected.
Reports on The Street also claim that Microsoft is also talking with Taiwan based manufacturer Asustek over launching a Microsoft branded smartphone to the market. While rumors on Redmond’s “Pink Phone” have been doing the rounds for quite some time now, the new reports come from NorthEast Securities analyst Ashok Kumar who claims to have made the assessment after speaking to Microsoft’s suppliers.
For now, we will have to take the news of the delay with a bit of skepticism. First and foremost, details regarding the launch were made just a few days back at the MWC; so there are unlikely to be any major issues to have been detected since then. Also, with nearly 10 months to go before the holiday shopping season begins, it is very likely for any software issue to be sorted out by then.
What do you think?[via The Street]