Sony and Microsoft are discussing the possibilities for Windows Phone devices
It is official: Microsoft and Sony are holding discussions for Windows Phone smartphones
In the beginning of the month we heard the rumors that Sony and Microsoft might team up to develop Windows Phone powered smartphone. The gossip was exciting for fans of the Microsoft’s platform that are looking for something new and different than the most famous line Nokia Lumia phones that run on the platform. The combination of the specs and capabilities of Sony’s devices, such as the Xperia handsets and the advantages of the Windows Phone operating system is very intriguing. The rumors from earlier suggested that the first smartphone by Sony powered by Windows Phone should be launched in summer. A recent interview for TechRadar given by Pierre Perron, the head of Sony Mobile Europe confirmed the rumors for the ongoing talks between both companies.
“We are continuing our discussions with other partners, including Microsoft, as part of our partnership with this company on the broader Sony spectrum,”
The discussions are focused on two main points. One of them is how Sony can enrich the Live Tile platform. The other point is how the features of the Windows Phone operating system can improve Sony’s models. Perron did not reveal details about the negotiations. It seems that the discussions are still in early stages and no official plans are made yet. Sony is looking forward to expand its possibilities by working with more software programs except Android. Back in 2008 Microsoft and Sony teamed up for launching for Sony Xperia X1 running on Windows Mobile. The successor of the model did not continue the tradition for the operating system and arrived with pre-installed Android OS. No dates or time frame has been revealed about the releasing of Sony phone powered by Windows Phone. We will wait and see. It is exciting to know that the company is considering new paths for development, don’t you think?
“We don’t want to be a single OS manufacturer, I don’t think it’s a viable position in the long term,” added Perron.