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Sony rumored to be delivering Windows Phone handsets in July

0. phoneArena 08 Apr 2014, 10:42 posted on

According to Pierre Perron, head of Sony Mobile Europe, the manufacturer is talking to Microsoft about some unnamed project. This dovetails perfectly with speculation that Sony will be rolling out a pair of Windows Phone flavored handsets this coming July. Actually, Sony Ericsson and Microsoft did team up on older models, such as the original Sony Xperia X1. The device with the panel based interface, was powered by Windows Mobile Professional 6.1.

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posted on 08 Apr 2014, 11:02 21

1. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


First concentrate on Z2 release Sony. Your money is in android not in WP.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 11:23 11

8. kerell78us (Posts: 7; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Why are you so worried?

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 21:41 1

38. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2283; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


True,, is not like he's buying either one lol

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 02:44

42. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


lol WP fanboy. I'm getting either this or the S5 next month

posted on 09 Apr 2014, 20:22

45. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 944; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


"this" referring to a Sony made WP?!

ahhaaa, sorry couldn't help myself.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 11:26 8

10. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Everybody who is getting WP is getting Nokia anyway. (Not that Nokia would nescessarily be better than Sony, but Nokia brand is the reason why people are buying Windows Phones anyway).

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 11:42 3

13. PressStart (Posts: 119; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)


That is definitely obvious and probably the reason windows has a small share in the US. Slap your OS on different devices and see what happens.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 11:45 5

14. kerell78us (Posts: 7; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Guess it stands to reason that people will also buy because of the name Sony as well. Or maybe they are others like myself you wanted neither Andriod nor iOS.

I saw my colleagues issues with Andriod and it's lag, crashes and constant restarting. At the time I had a Blackberry; I took the leap and bought a Lumia device (both mobile operators in my country sold only Nokia); now 5 out of 7 have WP, 1 iPhone 4s (drives him nuts now but he's had it since launch) and the other Andriod. The Andriod user is trying to buy Lumia 1520 to which I secretly upgraded only for him to say "Sh*t, you've beaten me to the punch; I am trying to buy that phone".

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 11:56 5

15. PressStart (Posts: 119; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)


I've only had three smart phones so far. 1st. IPhone 4. Great experience. 2nd iPhone 5. Great experience but was bored with it. And now I am using a Nexus 5. This is my first android experience and I have mixed feelings about it. I like that I can change its interface, i.e. launchers and themes, but I do have problems with its day to day operations sometimes. My biggest issue is whenever I receive a call, the touch commands become useless. Talk about irritating. This leads me to try a Windows phone next time I'm available for an upgrade. More than likely it'll be a Nokia, but if I dig Windows phone, that could lead me to try windows on a different device other than Nokia.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 12:07 5

20. kerell78us (Posts: 7; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


I currently own the NL1520, however I do plan on buying another high end WP from a recognized OEM; thus far there are Samsung and Sony. Should Sony launch their phone in July and it's a mid-range or high-end, it'll definitely be Sony.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 12:46 1

25. Nexus4lifes (Posts: 157; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


are you s ballmer's son?

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 13:22 2

31. Finalflash (Posts: 3211; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Damn, must be tough to be the broke kid in pre-school, you guys should be nice to him instead of rubbing your vanity purchases in his face.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 12:04 1

18. DFranch (Posts: 210; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Only because Nokia is the only manufacturer who really takes WP seriously. Samsung & HTC only dabble in it. That might change now that WP is free, and they can basically make the same phone in android and WP flavors.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 12:13 3

21. PressStart (Posts: 119; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)


Where is our Microsoft Windows phone at, right?! I always thought Windows could have designed a chassis for a laptop and call it their own. I know it's not their game, but hey, look, they built a game console. Why not their own phone? Windows hardware and OS! I'm still dreaming.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 12:51 5

26. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


We buy Nokia because Nokia stand for it's class.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 13:00 2

28. PressStart (Posts: 119; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)


Regardless of its OS?

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 13:06 1

29. CEMIII (Posts: 110; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


This is such a dumb comment Thats like saying only get Samsung device for Android because they made them famous.

Sony is actually split. They make absolutely no Google PC's & no Windows Phone (mobile device) platform.
They have the ability to make & go in either or both directions & have a good eco system to boot; with their movies, music, apps & games.

Let them have at it. I have the Icon & S4. I can't wait to see what they will bring.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 11:30 1

11. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


maybe they r planning to release z2 with z3 :D

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 11:30 2

12. sip1995 (Posts: 1592; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


That's why Sony is losing money from SAMEsung.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 12:01 3

16. DFranch (Posts: 210; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Actually, Android costs them money they pay to Microsoft. WP8.1 is free.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 12:07

19. sip1995 (Posts: 1592; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


That's true.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 12:43 1

22. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Exactly. Why bother wast youre resource on a company that SUES AGAINST Android now MS BEGS FOR SONY one of the top companies for help to bulid a WINDOWS PHONE. Plus they don't want to add XBOX app on their phones when they concentrate on PLAYSTATION MOBILE app

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 12:54 6

27. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Let wp grow dude. We need alternative os. We can't rely on just one os. Wp is unique, I hope in couple years wp would get around 20% market share.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 13:07 1

30. CEMIII (Posts: 110; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


This is such a dumb comment Thats like saying only get Samsung device for Android because they made them famous.

Sony is actually split. They make absolutely no Google PC's & no Windows Phone (mobile device) platform.
They have the ability to make & go in either or both directions & have a good eco system to boot; with their movies, music, apps & games.

Let them have at it. I have the Icon & S4. I can't wait to see what they will bring.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 11:03 7

2. PressStart (Posts: 119; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)


Oooo. An Xperia Z chassis with WP OS sounds cool.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 11:10 3

4. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Chasis, yes.
WP OS, no.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 11:14

5. PressStart (Posts: 119; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)


Yes to both for experimentation.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 11:20 3

7. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Chasis yes, windows os yes, droid no. I don't want to babysit a droid phone. I would rather take iOS. My note3 is there for one reason and it is not droid.

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 11:06 1

3. aldridhl (Posts: 73; Member since: 12 Feb 2011)


"It's about timeee."

posted on 08 Apr 2014, 11:16 4

6. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Have to see how this plays out....

Playstation Mobile....Xbox Live... will they co exists on the same phone?

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