Project Pink Turtle Phone Passes Through FCC

turtlefccFCC certification have always been a major barrier to keeping a phone secret, forcing companies to announce phones well before they actually become available.

It seems Microsoft’s rumoured Project Pink Turtle phone has suffered the same fate a few days before its suspected public announcement in 2 days, as ZuneBoards has noticed a Sharp CDMA slider trying to slip through the FCC unnoticed. 

The Sharp filing with the FCC for a "CDMA Slide Phone with WLAN & BT," will remain mostly confidential until March 29th.

Zuneboards were quick to notice the FCC label profile matched the shape of the leaked device pretty well, confirming most of the leaks rumoured by the Wall Street Journal yesterday.

Those leaks suggested the Project Pink phone will be released in the Spring, on Verizon and Vodafone and will be manufactured by Sharp, who currently makes the Sidekick.

In many ways the purported Zune phone is a diversion from Windows Mobile as we know it, and is certainly not directed at the same market as currently supports the OS.  The Turtle phone, according to Wall Street Journal, is aimed at teens, which may very well explain the restrictions we have heard of recently.


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