Microsoft Project Pink phones might hit Verizon in April (without Windows Phone 7)

Remember Microsoft’s Project Pink phone, rumored to be headed to Verizon? It looks like there are actually two handsets that Microsoft wants to launch via the largest North American carrier – one codenamed Turtle and another one codenamed Pure (and no, it’s not AT&T’s HTC Pure).

The Turtle is a vertical slider with a full QWERTY keyboard, while the Pure is a horizontal slider, also with a full QWERTY keyboard.

Both devices seem to have advanced social networking features and, according to Gizmodo, they might be launched by Verizon as soon as April (late April, to be exact). They’re most likely not running Windows Phone 7 Series, which will only be out in late 2010.

Here are renderings of the Microsoft Turtle and Pure:

Microsoft Project Pink Verizon Turtle phone 2

Microsoft Project Pink Verizon Pure phone 1

There’s also a blurry live photo of the Pure:

Microsoft Project Pink Verizon Pure phone live

Reportedly, the Pure’s interface has some Windows Phone 7-like elements, it’s intuitive and it’s “better than Android.” It all sounds interesting, so let’s hope Verizon or Microsoft will make an official announcement soon.

Author: Ilinca Nita

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