Microsoft has invited the press to an event to be held on April 12. The invitations were received on April 5 and we already know what the event will be focused on. CNET’s Ina Fried has heard that Microsoft will unveil their “Pink” phones.
The devices, code-named Pure and Turtle, are both slider phones, each with a touch screen and keyboard, a source told CNET. In the U.S., the devices will run on Verizon Wireless’ network and go on sale within the month following the event.
Paul Thurrott has also stated that this is definitely the Pink phone announcement.
The craziest part about Microsoft’s Pink phones is that from what I’ve gathered, it isn’t going to be based on Windows Phone 7. That could have changed over the past several months, but it appears that Pink is just going to be their replacement for the Sidekick.