Sony Ericsson's fourth quarter shipments dropped 23% year-over-year due to a lack of new models. The joint venture is expected to introduce new flagship offerings in the first half of this year, according to DigiTimes, which explains some of the decline. It might be this dearth of new models that led Sony Ericsson to explore using Microsoft's OS. No information has been released as to possible specs of the Windows Phone 7 devices. Despite this lack of evidence, the manufacturer is interested in an alternative to Android. As Sony Ericsson's CTO, Jan Uddenfelt, said in September, "Android is definitely our focus, but we have not given up on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile operating system, although it had a bit slow to take off. But Windows 7 Phone is on the roadmap."
Whether it is "on the roadmap" or "In the pipeline", it looks pretty certain that some Sony Ericsson branded Windows Phone 7 handsets are coming to market probably sometime this year. Excited by this prospect? Let us know by giving us your opinion in the comments box below.
source: DigiTimes via BGR