Recently we reported on some comments made by Pierre Perron, Sony Mobile’s UK & Ireland MD, who said that Sony Mobile may be considering Windows Phone 8. However, Sony Mobile’s President and CEO Kunimasa Suzuki has quashed the rumours saying that “we have no current plans for it.”
He reaffirmed that the focus will remain with Android despite conceding that Sony’s market share is steadily shrinking. Suzuki plans to address this by bring products to market faster and increasing transparency between the different departments within Sony. “All devices are connected to each other, so we need a more horizontal organization” said Suzuki.
Suzuki went on to say that the reason why some manufacturers are diversifying operating systems is due to the patent threat. However, Sony has no such concerns given the vast patent portfolio it has, along with the rights to Ericsson’s patent library. “We are not afraid of lawsuits, because we have an extensive portfolio of intellectual property rights,” said Suzuki.