From AllThingsD’s Dive Into Mobile conference today, Microsoft’s head of windows phone claims that its still a far fetched idea for them to consider a Surface phone despite the long rumors to be considering its own “Surface Phone,”
Terry Myerson, corporate vice president of the Windows Phone Division, briefly discussed the possibility of a Microsoft phone.
“It would have to be something where Nokia or HTC was not providing the consumer experience we think is possible with our platform,” says Myerson. When besought on whether Microsoft feels its partners are doing a good job, Myerson said he was glad so far, describing Nokia as “a great partner for Microsoft.”
Its a public tech secrete that understands that Microsoft’s Surface Phone has long been considered a “Plan B” designed for a possible scenario where manufacturers lose faith with Windows Phone. It has been known that Microsoft’s has been testing prototypes for Surface Phone with the same material they used for the Microsoft surface tablets.
Myerson also discussed rumors around a potential smartwatch from the company. “It’s an exciting space,” says Myerson. “There’s no doubt that wearable computing has incredible potential.” He refused to say whether the Surface team is working on a watch, but went head in asking the audience “how many people wear a watch?”. I wonder why he through such great lengths to ask.