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Microsoft About to Turn Pink

There are reportedly two Microsoft-designed Sharp-made phones, Pure and Turtle, that’ll be sold by Verizon Wireless

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Microsoft is supposed to trot out Project Pink, its long-awaited new smartphone platform with its new UI and social networking widgetry on Monday, April 12. Gismodo says it's Windows CE-based (not Windows Phone 7, which is due out later this year and will mean different applications). There are reportedly two Microsoft-designed Sharp-made phones, Pure and Turtle, that'll be sold by Verizon Wireless. According to comScore Microsoft currently has 15.1% of the U.S. market, Google 9% and iPhone 25.4%. Microsoft is depending on the Windows Phone 7 release for a tickler.

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