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Microsoft doesn’t see a current need for a Surface Phone, but considers it a ‘Plan B’

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During the AllThingsD Dive Into Mobile conference today, Terry Myerson, the Corporate VP of the Windows Phone Division, spoke briefly about the possibility of a “Surface Phone” and if we would see it soon.

The answer? Microsoft does not have a need for the Surface Phone just yet, but it is considered a “Plan B” if partnerships with smartphone companies fail. Microsoft’s current partnership with Nokia is splendid and Microsoft believes they are a “great partner.”

But if something were to happen with Nokia or even HTC dropping the Windows Phone platform from its lineup, Microsoft has the Surface Phone up its sleeve.

“It would have to be something where Nokia or HTC was not providing the consumer experience we think is possible with our platform,” Myerson added. Microsoft is reportedly testing its Plan B measures by creating prototypes of the Surface Phone using the same magnesium casing found currently on the Surface tablets.

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