Is Microsoft Readying Its Own Windows Phone 8 Smartphone?

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Apparently, the blowback Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) got from Windows 8 RT OEMs for intending to directly compete with them in the tablet market with Surface wasn’t gutsy enough to impress the Redmond juggernaut, which, according to published reports, may be back at it with a Windows Phone 8 smartphone. In a blog post earlier this week, Windows Phone Central (WPCentral, as referenced here), based on a report in the China Times — a source it admitted is of sometimes questionable reliability — again raised the question of a Microsoft-branded smartphone but quickly debunked it, pointing t (IT news)