Pierre Perron, Sony’s European mobile chief, told TechRadar that the company is currently talking to Microsoft about developing a Windows Phone. Perron noted that Sony doesn’t want to be a “single OS manufacturer” and that it’s seeking to create a wide variety of mobile devices that utilize various platforms in order to stay strong in the industry for a long time.
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Nokia is the current Windows Phone developer giant right now. It’s doing okay, but Windows Phone’s user-base is still a dwarf compared to Android and iOS. If they really want to increase their numbers, Microsoft may need to let Sony take a crack at a Windows Phone of their own.
On the other hand, it’d be a little weird for Sony to come out with a Windows Phone considering their direct competitors when it comes to other markets. What’s to stop Sony from using the money they make from their Windows Phone division to further supplement their gaming empire.
Why doesn’t Microsoft come out with their own Windows Phone? They could even call it the Xbox Go if they wanted to. In the end the developer doesn’t make much difference. A Windows Phone is still a Windows Phone.
Source – The Verge