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"Microsoft may broaden its strategy to sell other mobile devices under its own brand, including...
"Microsoft may broaden its strategy to sell other mobile devices under its own brand, including smartphones." Thus writes Nokia (NOK) in its 2012 20-F - ZDNet observes the remarks are the first time Nokia discussed a possible Microsoft (MSFT) smartphone in a regulatory filing. Bloomberg and The Verge reported last fall Microsoft views a home-grown smartphone as a backup plan if WP8 launches disappoint. Digitimes, very much hit-and-miss when it comes to smartphone launch rumors, reported a Microsoft smartphone will arrive in mid-2013. (previous)