The Wall Street Journal reports that basically the “Pink project” is supposed to be a phone that is a youth-oriented smartphone, like the T-Mobile SideKick, and will be very focused in social-networking applications. The WSJ actually had some goods on the new Pink phone—it’s currently being manufactured by Japan’s Sharp Corp. and is expected to be sold internationally by Verizon Wireless and Vodafone Group PLC as early as this spring. The Pink smartphone will most likely sport the new Windows Mobile 7 operating system.
Microsoft has be struggling in the mobile arena for a while, and the company’s rejuvenation in that field is basically resting on these new smartphones that will be coming out this year and WinMo7. It is hard to say how well the new WInMo operating system will do with consumers, especially when new Mobile Oss like Android, and the newly opened Symbian, are out there.