Microsoft's Definitely Not Making Its Own-Brand Windows Phones, For Now

By Sam Gibbs on at

After launching its fancy new Surface tablets, rumours were rife that Microsoft was going to pull the rug from underneath its phone partners, leading with its own-brand phone line. Fortunately for Nokia, Microsoft's come out and said it's definitely not going the way of Apple.

Now, if this was Apple, and Steve Jobs had just got on stage and said that in no uncertain terms would he ever be making a phone, I'd put good money on him doing the exact opposite. But this is Microsoft, and if its head of Windows Phone marketing says no, it's a pretty good guess that we won't see Microsoft phones, at least for the moment.

Nokia basically is a Microsoft own-brand phone manufacturer at this point, so I guess we'll see what Redmond wants in a phone coming from Finland. Considering Nokia's build quality and hardware has always been top notch, I can't say that's a bad thing. I'm just eager to see what Nokia's got up its sleeve for Windows Phone 8 -- hopefully it'll get a bit of PureView love without the Symbian. [Information Week via TechRadar]