It has been suggested several times that Microsoft could be looking to create a smartphone of their own. After all, they already have their own mobile platform and with the launch of the Surface tablet, a Microsoft-made smartphone running on Windows Phone certainly wouldn’t be a stretch of the imagination. Corroborating those rumors would be a recent report by the Wall Street Journal in which it has been suggested that Microsoft’s smartphone is currently being tested by their Asian suppliers. This is via officials of some of Microsoft’s parts suppliers, who claim that Microsoft is testing a smartphone but they are sure if this is a product that will go into mass production.
One particular source has indicated that the screen on this alleged device measures between four to five inches, making it larger than Apple’s iPhone 5, but smaller than the phablets offered by Samsung, LG and HTC. Microsoft naturally declined to comment on the speculation, which could be taken as a good sign because if the report was completely bogus, Microsoft would have outright denied it, at least that’s how it usually is. We won’t read too much into it for now, so take it with a grain of salt but do let us know in the comments below your thoughts on a Microsoft-made smartphone.