Sony looking into Windows Phone 8?

Sony looking into Windows Phone 8?
On the heels of presenting some nice Android based hardware at IFA 2012, Sony will be beginning discussions with Microsoft to discuss the possibility of adding Windows Phone 8 to their portfolio.

Pierre Perron of Sony Mobile UK & Ireland told Mobile Magazine that as far as the Xperia line goes, Android is still Sony’s preferred partner.  However, they were investigating with Microsoft about “diversifying our product strategy” on the basis that Sony’s grand strategy is one of “openness.”  From a computing standpoint, it is not such a stretch, Sony’s popular VAIO laptops run on Windows, so there is already a working relationship in place. It would seem that being able to offer products that share a common platform to their customers is a good idea.

One potential fly in the ointment of such a venture is the competition that Sony would be introducing against itself. Sony has a robust plan for delivering a world of “PlayStation” to its Android based devices. Would Sony relish the idea of also delivering hardware running an OS which anchors its gaming and entertainment in Xbox?

sources: Mobile Magazine via WPCentral

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49 Comments

1. DKMDROID

Posts: 103; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

I doubt Sony would want to shoot itself in the leg by doing something like that especially provide something thats a competitor product it'll make no sense, but with that being said Sony would make good WP8 phones

34. oldhamletman

Posts: 72; Member since: Sep 03, 2011

Sony would be seriously IQ challenged not to do it.. MS is linking their entire PC-Tablet_Phone eco system in one OS experience.... not doing it would be equivalent to, in 1995, saying they aren't gong to put win95 on PCs

37. Ratioexmachina

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

The coolest thing would be a WP8 phone that supports both XBoX and PlayStation games. That would sell like crazy. Please Sony, read this post :D

2. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Well...since sony will surely venture into win8 based tabs to making wp8 based phones makes lot of sense...interested buyer can take advantage of complete windows ecosystem...good luck sony :)

3. ravi5695

Posts: 75; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

sony can use both of them (Xbox and Playstation) in their WP8 phones if MS allows them to....

12. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

i'm sure if microsoft agrees to that deal there will be something about that in their contract

4. desijatt

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

i won sony xperia t in sony smart comp

15. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

So you're desi that sony mobile talked about :-D congratulation dude :-D

24. wendygarett unregistered

WTF!!! then i hate you :( I'm the one who suppose to win that :( anyway congratulation :D

27. ludegmo

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

when will they give it to you ?i hope they release it at least in two weeks.

35. XperiaUser unregistered

ah i m waiting for my number... :( best of luck dude . enjoy ur Xperia T

5. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

Well i want to see sony design with windows phone :) i think it will be sexy as helll

6. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

they shouldn't touch it with a 1000ft pole

10. robot9001

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

u r right homie. wp8 is basically wp8 bug with an uglier menu

7. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

xbox and playstation in one?! the best!!! however, will it be on sony mobile or sony vaio line? if sony mobile it will be new family line... but should have a tablet too.... so i think it will be on viao...

8. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

It is easy, very easy... Sony just need to develop Playstation Apps for Windows Phone 8

9. Jericho unregistered

Hey, for those people sayin that Sony will not make any windows phone device are plain stupid. Sony will be makin windows 8 vaio laptops which also carries the xbox branding for its gaming. So if Sony can make windows 8 laptops then i see no problem for them to make a windows phone.

33. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Totally agree. Sony would slam a fantastic WP8.

11. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

android it's too crowded now sony is trying to find other baskets

13. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

it should be a VIAO phone! since xperia is all android... so viao should be the brand of WP if sony will going to join WP party... since xperia is android and xperia has a tablet now..its time for viao to have a phone division! :) since viao is a windows brand of sony!

14. aokde

Posts: 186; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

It's VAIO not VIAO.

21. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

sorry... okay VAIO!!!

28. vslayer

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

i think u forgot the first generation of xperia phones are in windows OS (X1,X2 i if im not mistaken )

39. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

but now, xperia is an android name... sony even kinda said that!! so i think new family name or just make a WP on their VAIO line... but i think sony's mobile and loptop are different

16. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Not gonna happen. Sony will sit this one out. They're loosing money on so many fronts they'll be too scared to open another one.

17. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It would just look like a WP port on the xperia T.

18. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

To differentiate, Sony should make low cost WP devices.

19. cheeseaddict

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

it's like frying your self on your own oil.. pain in the ass hehe, that's what mobile business world runs lie, if you want to earn you should learn to be friends with you enemies.. (ala apple v. samsung)

20. Shino

Posts: 196; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Sony'd better hurry up. Their share of the Android market is really small and I believe that only Samsung will be the last to make profit of it.

22. champ_vl

Posts: 44; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

It would be a piece of cake for Sony to make WP8. Why? Because the current flagship models already have the exact hardware specs to run the WP8: 1.5 dual core Krait and Adreno 225 GPU exactly like the Lumia 920/820 and Samsung Ativ S so the costs for making a new phone are minimum.

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