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Sony plans to reunite with Microsoft for WP handset

It’s already been five years since Sony and Microsoft collaborated to produce a smartphone. And although it seems like Sony has totally forgotten about their short stint with the Windows mobile platform, Pierre Perron of Sony Mobile Europe made it clear to TechRadar that a Sony-made Windows Phone device isn’t too far-fetched.

Sony Windows Phone

Although Pierre didn’t single out the Windows Phone platform per se, he stated that their doors are open for “other partners, including Microsoft”. He also said that despite having strong ties with Google, Sony is just not up to challenge of putting all of their eggs in a single basket.

“We don’t want to be a single OS manufacturer; I don’t think it’s a viable position in the long term,”
-Pierre Perron, Head of Sony Mobile Europe

This is not the first time that we’ve heard about a Windows-powered device from Sony. In fact just recently The Information reported that the Japanese company is planning to launch a WP8 handset by mid-2014 along with ZTE.

As you would expect, Mr. Perron didn’t comment on any of these recent speculations nor give TechRadar a definite answer as to when consumer can expect the fruit of their “on-going negotiation” with Microsoft.


This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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10 Responses

  1. JP says:

    Seems like a wise decision, but I think they’ll be holding off shipments until the first or second wave of WP 8.1 reviews come out.

  2. Zobel says:

    It takes two to live in Loserville.

  3. NapoleonBlownapart says:

    waterproof windows phone..

  4. rembertmercado says:

    meanwhile .. xbox and playstation’s war is still ongoing.

  5. FYI says:

    For your info android fantards, the first 2 xperia phones are powered by Windows Mobile.

  6. Jan says:

    that is some bad photoshop. you could have just used the windows phone launcher.

  7. daniel says:

    Sony in the WP8 field? Looks like finally WP8 will have a very flaunting, premium, elegant and sexy phone! Sony designs the best phones ever!

  8. cranium says:

    they already did my friend. sony to launch a wp8 phone this 2014.

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