Last week we heard that there was a new Sony Windows Phone in the works, although as yet we do not have any specific details on the handset.
Now according to Eldar Murtzain, Sony has received an investment from Microsoft in the range of $500 million for Sony Windows Phone smartphones.
It is not just Sony that will receive financial support from Microsoft to produce Windows Phone devices, Microsoft is apparently paying Samsung $1.2 billion, Huawei $600 million and other manufacturers $300 million to launch Windows Phone handsets.
The payments will apparently be made to the companies for making one Windows Phone 8 model, Microsoft are obviously looking to expand Windows Phone to other manufacturers.
Nokia have had around 90 percent of the Windows Phone Market, with their Lumia Windows Phone devices, although the company is now owned by Microsoft and devices will be released under the Lumia brand by Microsoft.
It will be interesting to see if these investments from Microsoft will help boost Windows Phone adoption, by going after two of the largest Android makers, Samsung and Sony, Microsoft are looking to make Windows Phone devices more popular.
Source Eldar Murtzain, Xperia Blog
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