Recently, an image of an unreleased Microsoft branded feature phone surfaced from Chinese website Baidu (via NPU) revealing a pretty basic device. This is pretty interesting as Microsoft previously confirmed that it’s selling its feature phone division to Foxconn for $350 million.
The handset spotted at Baidu comes with a RM-1182 model number. It seems Microsoft was planning to use its own branding on the feature phones despite the fact that the company had the rights to use Nokia branding for the next few years on the feature phones.
So it seems this handset will not enter mass production and will remain as a prototype as the company sold the division along with all of the rights related to it to Foxconn.
It’s also hard to tell if this image is the real deal or not, but it doesn’t matter much because we doubt it’s going to make it to the market now that the division is sold.Further reading: Feature phones, Microsoft