"Microsoft may broaden its strategy to sell other mobile devices under its own brand, including...

|By:, SA News Editor

"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)