Sony Ericsson prepping Windows Phone 7 handsets?

by XB on 23rd January 2011

in Android, Rumours

Sony Ericsson WP7Sony Ericsson already has Windows Phone 7 devices in the pipeline according to Taiwanese sources. This follows recent confirmation that the company was putting all of its effort behind Android, whilst keeping an open-mind about Windows Phone 7.

“We’ve done a lot of work with Microsoft over the years. We’ve launched a number of 6.xx products, but we made a decision not to bring a product to market in the first wave. We absolutely maintain to keep an open mind towards Windows Phone 7. We continue to engage in a relationship with Microsoft, but we haven’t made any concrete announcement about when and how we would introduce Windows Phone 7 into the portfolio,” said Steven Walker, acting head of global marketing at Sony Ericsson.

When Walker was pressed further he said, “We shouldn’t limit ourselves to one opportunity, but we aren’t yet ready to make any specific announcement about products. At this moment in time, there is clearly a galvanising within the industry around Android as a creditable alternative to what’s out there, and we think that’s a good thing”.

There is no doubt that Android is the lead platform for Sony Ericsson right now. A few interesting titbits were revealed from the company’s recent conference call including that they plan to release significantly more Android handsets in 2011 than in 2010 (several times more apparently). This includes handsets in the high-end and value segments, including the prospect of dual-core smart phones too. Whilst the Xperia arc is believed to be the H1 flagship, the company is widely expected to release another ‘flagship’ by the end of the year.

Via Pocket-Lint and Unwired View.

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  • Nilsepils94

    WRONG INVESTMENTS for SE this is NOT going to help SE :S

  • Patbreda

    Mmmmm that’s weird?

    Still an open mind about windows 7?

    Windows is OUT. It always has been crap for smartphones and it will stay that for a while.
    Focus on android, SE!

    Don’t make another mistake like the xperia range last year.

    But hey enough alternatives out there.

  • Asad

    Typo (Android handsets in 2011 than in 2011) maybe you mean “Android handsets in 2011 than in 2010”?????

    And another flagship handset by the end of the year? how much money do they want us to spend?

  • WP 7 looks good , i guess many SE fans like to have SE phones with WP 7 OS including me . will be GR8

  • Gregorian

    I’m cool with this. The Arc will come and go, and by the time I am ready for my next phone, it’ll be on the “Phones you get with a cheap contract” list…. as the X10 was.

    And a Sony Win7 phone with Xperia styling would be a fine thing. The current Win7 machines are a bit generic.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the spot!

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