Microsoft Pure & Turtle Will Run Different OSes?

Posted: Sep 24 2009, 11:21am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 4:27pm CDT, in News | Mobile Phones


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By now, everyone with a functioning Internet connection and at least a passing interest in smartphones has heard about Microsoft's leaked Turtle and Pure smartphones. Both of these new mobiles are set to be manufactured by Sharp and packed full of Zune services. Until Gizmodo gets clearance to post some more information about these leaked phones, the details of their hardware and software specifications are up for discussion.

Now, there are two Project Pink smartphones so far and, as you may remember, Microsoft intends to support two different WinMo operating systems. WinMo 6.5 will be geared to compete directly with Android, while 7 will face off against the iPhone OS. Considering Microsoft's grand scheme, it stands to reason that one of these new smartphones will pack 6.5, and the other 7.

We won't really have a good guessing point until we see some hardware specs (the 6.5 smartphone will probably be somewhat wimpier) but we can make some guesses from the designs. The Pure seems to have a larger screen and a more traditional design, while the Turtle looks clunkier and built more for texting/social media use. If I had to guess now, I'd say 6.5 for the Turtle and 7 for the pure.

Everything but the names and design of these new smartphones is just speculation right now. That said, we know Microsoft is supporting two new operating systems going forward, and we also know they're releasing two flagship mobiles. That's as close to confirmation as we'll get until Gizmodo posts another update.

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