There was some speculation this week that Microsoft might be collaborating with NVIDIA on a smartphone but the firm once again told the press they're not doing a phone.
This ritual has played out many times over the past year whenever rumors about a Microsoft phone crop up. Although it’s possible Microsoft wants to mislead people about its true mobile plans, or it could change its mind about the issue. But it’s unusual for a company to issue such explicit denials when they could easily decline to comment on the topic.
In an interview recently, Andy Lees, the senior vice president of Microsoft’s mobile communications business, also denied the company is making a phone. Last year, Robbie Bach, the president of the Microsoft division that includes the company’s mobile business, made a similar denial.