Microsoft and Verizon join forces against the iPhone

According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft and the U.S. operator Verizon is negotiating a joint development of a decent competitor iPhone. Release the device is planned for 2010. The project was code-named Pink, on the creation of the device employs a team of designers from the company Danger, which Microsoft acquired a year ago. The idea of design, hardware and software provided with Pink Microsoft, and the production of the device will be third-party company. Perhaps, in the development of rival iPhone will use a number of inputs to the project Zune (may Communicator will be similar to Zune HD).