Sony talking to Microsoft about diversifying product lineup

Nokia and Samsung have already unveiled Windows Phone 8 devices, and soon HTC will too. Other OEMs like Huawei have said they are working on Windows Phone 8 devices too. Sony was long rumored to be making a WP7 device, but that never saw the light of day.

Sony made some comments at IFA that look very good for a potential Windows Phone 8 device.

“Sony’s strategy is one of openness. Microsoft is a Sony partner with the likes of our VAIO laptops and it’s integrated onto our tablets. As far as Xperia smartphones go, Android remains the preferred partner, although Sony is not a single partner company. We are currently investigating with the likes of Microsoft the possibility of diversifying our product strategy.”

Sony’s recent line of Android phones have look beautiful and unique. It would be a great asset to Windows Phone to have some Sony hardware floating around the ecosystem.

[via WMPU]


  • Sondre Krumsvik

    Sony makes terrible android phones. I think Sony can do a great job with WP8 since they cannot screw with the UI on WP8. Sony’s UI over android is really ugly.