Sony to Launch Vaio Branded Windows Phone in 2014?

Posted January 1, 2014 at 2:27am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5544 views

Sony is reportedly considering the launch of a Windows Phone in 2014, according to The Information.

Sony, whose mobile unit has exclusively made smartphones powered by Google’s Android software for nearly four years, has considered launching a Windows phone as soon as mid-2014, according to a person who was involved in the talks and a person briefed about the device.

The two companies have reportedly held numerous discussions with Sony even drawing up designs for a prototype device. If released the phone is said to be branded under Sony's Vaio line.

Talks over the device have continued despite Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's devices; however, nothing has been finalized yet. The deal could fall through if the two disagree over licensing fees, preloaded software, and other topics.

Microsoft's Windows Phone platform is finally starting to get see some growth; however, getting other manufacturers on board is important. Apparently, Microsoft has also had discussions with ZTE to produce low-end Windows Phone devices in the U.S., China, and Europe.

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Sony - January 12, 2014 at 11:05pm
bunch of losers commenting hahaha, Sony is the best
Bony - January 13, 2014 at 1:03am
And who agrees with with, sony is only good at consoles, remember the child turning down the Xperia tablet for a iPad? Still burrrn!
Steve jobs - January 1, 2014 at 2:09pm
It will be crap, sony lost alot of customers when they started churning Out SonyErricson garbage just stick to what you know best that's the tv's and ps4's
K - January 1, 2014 at 2:27pm
Exactly, the only thing I ever liked from them was ps2, but ps4 is just a remake of ps3 and the same old controls, I also have a wii u which is damn better than ps4. All they can make are what you said.
Toby - January 1, 2014 at 2:53am
Tell me this is what every competitor would not be doing as a backup just to beat apple, it would be funny if it did though.
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