More on Microsoft's (MSFT) smartphone: Bloomberg reports Mister Softee views a home-grown...

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More on Microsoft's (MSFT) smartphone: Bloomberg reports Mister Softee views a home-grown smartphone as a backup plan in the event this quarter's Windows Phone 8 launches (headlined by Nokia, Samsung, and HTC) disappoint. That's in-line with an October report from The Verge. Also: a Microsoft exec says WP8 still lacks a notification center (a feature long available on Android/iOS) because Microsoft "ran out of time" ahead of its launch. (Lumia 920 review) (market share data)