A reader -- who unsurprisingly wishes to remain anonymous -- tipped off the popular mobile-technology blog and claimed that Microsoft is meeting this week to discuss the project.
Buy it? Me, neither. The story smells fishier than a tilapia taco. However, in announcing this week's reorganization to Microsoft employees, Steve Ballmer did mention something that stuck out to me.
"We're changing the way we work with hardware vendors to ensure that we can provide complete experiences with absolutely no compromises," Ballmer noted in his corporate memo. "We'll do the same with phones -- providing choice as we work to create great end-to-end experiences."