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Sony confirms the possibility of its own Windows Phone handsets

The rumor of Sony’s upcoming Windows Phone smartphones has been confirmed, as Pierre Perron, the head of Sony Mobile Europe has revealed in an interview that the company is actively examining its own Windows Phone device release possibilities.

Pierre-Perron_Sony-windows-phoneIn 2013, Nokia has emerged as largest Windows Phone handset-maker with an impressive, around 90% share, while it has reached around 9% in overall market in Europe in last September. BTW, now Microsoft owns the Nokia and the field can be used by third-party companies to emerge as next biggest Windows Phone maker after Redmond’s own Nokia – that could boost overall performance of Windows Phone OS in the mobile market.

Mr Perron also said that the company is now looking at bringing the typical Sony flavor over the Windows Phone and we expect it as the high resolution camera, waterproof and the Walkman feature.

Mr Perron said,

We are continuing our discussions with other partners, including Microsoft, as part of our partnership with this company on the broader Sony spectrum [Working with Microsoft] is an interesting proposition for us in the PC environment, and we continue our engagement with them. We are exploring this as part of our discussion in mobile space too. One thing is using the platform [Windows Phone] itself, and another is ‘what can we deliver on top of it’?

However, the similar statement has been released by the same Pierre Perron in 2012, but Sony CEO Kunimasa Suzuki has denied the speculation and said that the company had no plans to launch any Windows Phone handsets.


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