Samsung hasn't just come out with the Samsung Slate: The second Windows Phone 7 Series handset after all it seems, even though Microsoft demoed a new handset this week at its MIX10 event in Las Vegas.

TechRadar has got word from Samsung that the device in question is actually a bastardised Samsung i8910HD.

"The launch was from Microsoft, not Samsung, and they used the i8910HD to demo Windows 7", a Samsung spokesperson told the site.

Microsoft, who has refused to comment on the story when contacted by Pocket-lint has, it seems, customised the mobile phone themselves even though the specs of the i8910HD, no 1GHz processor for example, don't meet that of the company's own criteria for Windows Phone 7 Series chassis options.

Confused? So are we.