Taiwan's Asustek is in talks with Microsoft about using the company's Windows Phone 8 OS in a smartphone, according to a report.
The app allows you to contact your emergency contacts in bulk, to let them know whether you're OK or in need help
The change means that Windows Phone 8 Skype users will no longer be able to initiate Skype calls from outside of the app itself.
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Microsoft has locked minors out of its mobile app store in South Korea since last month.
Microsoft's next OS update for Windows Phone 7 handsets won't be available until sometime in 2013.
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Apple's iOS comes in with a distant second place, while Windows Phone takes the fifth spot.
Asian suppliers say Microsoft is currently testing a smartphone design. But launching its own handset would require careful balance to avoid angering its partners that are shipping Windows Phone 8 devices.
Redmond will be happy to hear the results of this recent survey of IT managers.