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Microsoft Rumored to show off “Turtle” and “Pure” at CES

September 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

By Sean Sarian

Every couple of months, the usual rumors of a Microsoft branded phone swirl around. Sometimes they are just rumors, sometimes they are backed up by supposed leaked roadmaps and/or marketing material. It was learnt in July that Microsoft was working on a device or a range of devices with the working title Project Pink, the rumor at the time, as always, was that this was going to be a Microsoft branded phone running the latest Windows Mobile 7.

More rumors have now surfaced, with reports that Microsoft will display not one but two handsets from Project Pink at CES in January, these reports go on to say that the two phones have been given the codenames “Turtle” and “Pure”. Engadget scored leaked pictures of the phones and they are both slider phones with full qwerty keyboards. The “Turtle” is described as being a “Squircle” shaped device with buttons that would remind you of the latest Zune. The “Pure” on the other hand is shaped like a candy bar and appears to be more in the mould of a traditional phone.In terms of carrier, rumors are that both phones will be available on Verizon and will use the same app store model used by the sidekick.

While this initially seemed like just another rumor, now that we have seen pictures of the devices it is starting to seem real now. However, we will still have to wait till CES to get a first proper look.