Sony confirms talks with Microsoft on releasing a Windows Phone

Sony confirms talks with Microsoft on releasing a Windows Phone
Pierre Perron, head of Sony Mobile Europe, has confirmed in an interview that the company is actively examining the release of its own Windows Phone handset. Now that Microsoft bought out Nokia, the field is somewhat more open for business from other companies, too, and with Redmond's cash in hand, the Windows Phone ecosystem is likely to receive a big boost in sales and popularity numbers, if the cards are played right. 

Mr Perron is quoted below to say that they want to bring the typical Sony flavor on top of Windows Phone, which we hope will mean a pretty waterproof handset with high-res camera.


source: Techradar

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18 Comments

1. papss unregistered

This is great news and I hope they can get this deal done. M$, do what it takes to make this happen!!!

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice OEM coming to WP.

3. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

The resurrection of Xperia X series? Xperia X3 anybody?

5. sri_tech

Posts: 188; Member since: May 21, 2013

I don't think they will use Xperia branding for Windows phones. Its already rumored that they will use Vaio brand for windows phones and I think its good decision. Separate brand for different OS means no confusion for customers and also they can recall Windows with Vaio brand.

4. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 619; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Sony made the best phones on the old Windows Mobile platform. Keep hope alive.

6. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

It won't sell well. Htc WP didn't sell well to.... It is more Nokia that sells well for WP, due to well known publicity that only Nokia makes WP. Mainly Nokia users by WP..

9. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Well, it will selll as soon as Microsoft replaces the Nokia brand with its own brand on Lumia phones (and they will do it, probably this year).

15. hulk_14

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

It would sell well if only HTC did enough to achieve it. HTC 8S wa quiete popular in the beginning of its life.

7. hafini_27

Posts: 944; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I love Sony's design and wp is a nice change of pace

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This would be a sweet deal just hope M$ won't sue Sony for anything.

10. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Let's say that this is a bribe M$ imposes on Sony: make a WP and we won't sue you. It's a sort of assurance... and I bet that others will follow. It's the only way that M$ has to draw other OEMs to WP beyond Nokia.

16. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

There's not a single tech company which could survive a lawsuit against Sony with rights to Ericsson patents. There's a reason why Apple, Samsung, HTC and pretty much every OEM pays Microsoft royalties, but Sony don't.

11. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

VAIO phone = winner

12. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Some of said this before....doesnt seem right. Xbox Live Arcade..and Playstation Mobile and now PS Now. How would that play out on a Sony WP phone? Just thought of something tho...doesnt Sony make laptops? Does a laptop qualify as mobile?

13. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Waterproof Windows Phone device would be awesome. :D

14. shyguy3763

Posts: 52; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

That pic looks awesome! Love the color,can't wait to see a Windows/Sony Vaio phone!

17. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2255; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

just hope it does not leave android,but kinda like what Sony is doing for windows,..we gonna see waterproof phones for windows and high end camera..

18. jackson_kaeluen

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Windows Phone market still doesn't goes well, apps lots of bug and doesn't really. Have an update.

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