Saturday, 11 January 2014


According to Sony Mobile head for Europe, Pierre Perron, who spoke to TechRadar that Sony is in talks with Microsoft to deliver a Windows Phone device.

He says Sony is in talks with "other partners, including Microsoft" for a broader Sony spectrum.

"We don't want to be a single OS manufacturer" said Perron, and that's exactly what Sony has become having released only Android smartphones for a few years now.

In its later days as Sony Ericsson the company was involved with Windows Mobile, on which platform the company introduced its Xperia lineup with the then-popular X1 slide-out QWERTY phone.

Recently we heard that Sony is
pondering a WP device for a
mid-2014 launch , but now that a credible Sony executive has confirmed the negotiations, we're more at ease believing them.
Looking back to 2011 we can clearly remember a Sony prototype running a test version of Windows Phone 7 -
later on Sony CEO Kunimasa Suzuki dispelled the rumors by saying that Sony won't release a Windows Phone.

Perron believes that making
smartphones for just one OS - even the most widely adopted one - isn't a "viable position in the long term".
He did add that Sony enjoys "a good collaboration with Google" but that the search giant has a relationship
with direct competitors of Sony as well. The same could be said of Microsoft, however.

If you use a Sony phone, kindly comment on what you think about the move.

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