Microsoft's Project Pink handset headed to Verizon? First live pictures!


The boys at Gizmodo supposedly got their hands on what looks like the first live picture of a Microsoft Pink handset. As you can see it’s looks sort of like a SideKick handset (sliding-keyboard with a large screen). The device is said to be the Pure (and not the smaller Turtle). According to the tipster the device’s UI feature transitions like those found on the Zune HD and Windows Phone 7 Series OS. The actual OS powering the Pink Handsets is still a mystery though. A Job Ad I found says that the PMX team at Microsoft (the team in charge of Pink) is actually working on “Windows Mobile”:

The Premium Mobile Experiences Team will redefine the mobile phone for millions of everyday users around the world. We are looking for an intuitive and driven Visual Design Lead to push the future mobile devices forward. The successful candidate will be part of the senior leadership team driving and delivering the UI vision, UI architecture, interaction design and design for future Windows Mobile devices.

The Giz also got some Marketing material related to the Pink launch on Verizon here.

Source: Microsoft & Gizmodo