Microsoft, Verizon Look to Launch iPhone Competitor

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2009 1:46 PM CDT
Microsoft, Verizon Look to Launch iPhone Competitor
A cell phone user passes a Verizon store in New York.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Microsoft and Verizon are in talks to launch a smartphone on the carrier’s network early next year, the Wall Street Journal reports. The phone would likely run on a souped-up version of Microsoft’s Windows Mobile operating system, and have access to Windows Marketplace, its version of Apple’s App Store. A third party will likely manufacture the device with Microsoft input, as with Google’s G1 Android phone. (Read more Microsoft stories.)

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