Software giant Microsoft recently announced its entry into the internet tablet market, which is a fast growing market with a rising number of people eager to get their hands on one of these devices. The company announced the imminent launch of its Surface range of internet tablets, which could help to shake up the market and result in a serious competitor for Apple with its iPad tablet series.
Since this announcement by Microsoft, rumours have started to emerge with regards to the possibility of Microsoft also entering the smart phone market, with many assuming that if the company is making the move into the internet tablet it is only natural that it will also enter into the smart phone market, despite the latter being a far more crowded market than the tablet market.
However, following these rumours surfacing, Microsoft has stated that it has no plans to manufacture and launch its own smart phones. Greg Sullivan, senior marketing manager for Windows Phone, said that although the company was launching its surface tablets, smart phones were not on the agenda.
Another Microsoft official confirmed the accuracy of Sullivan’ comments, stating: "We are big believers in our hardware partners and together we're focused on bringing Windows Phone 8 to market with them."