Sony will launch at least two Windows Phone devices says Digitimes

by XB on 6th January 2014

in Rumours

Sony Windows PhoneWe recently reported that Sony Mobile may be preparing to launch Windows Phone 8 smartphones during 2014 and now Digitimes is adding further fuel to those rumours. It reports that Sony will use ODM Compal Communications to launch at least one to two models in 2014, with ongoing discussions for a further two to three models.

Sony may only be testing the water with WP8 and the report goes on to say that it has only ordered small volumes of each handset – tens of thousands each. The Sony WP8 phone would be sold to carriers in the United States and Japan. Using an ODM means that Sony can continue its R&D efforts on its core Android offering.

  • meh

  • ????????? ???????

    Where is update for XSP, mother f//ckers SONY ?

  • Felix

    It will proably be low end handsets considering they use ODM’s, with less control on build quality. Considering the sales of the Lumia 520, it might be worth trying.

  • jangaleon

    am i the only one who’s excited about these? lol

  • Jerry Berglund

    Why? Who wants windows phones?

  • Rinku Singh

    what a crap windows…..
    where is 4.3 update still now for remaning devices…….

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    Not just you

  • ShinOrochiX

    For those of you swearing at Windows and Sony’s update slowness think of it this way, the Windows OS is not customisable by the manufacturer (as with Android) so in terms of updates there would be no crapware and the schedule would be quicker as the OS is given by Microsoft. While for Android, Sony heavily customise it which takes longer and increases chances of bugs-which are highly common.

    So all in all I say it is a good step as Windows Phone OS is good and would suit Sony smartphones, let us not forget that the first Xperia’s ran on the Windows Mobile platform. ;-)

  • Vitali

    Yeah and btw. Sony’s windows phone 8 will be called “Vaio” not “xperia” :)

  • Saduser

    Cool but the updates……?

  • Icefraction

    Let’s see if it opens…… a window for sony

  • Stephen Mcloughlin

    i had a nokia lumia 800 with windows os, this os is just awful, the
    bluetooth didnt work, and coming from previous phone nokia n8, it felt
    like a massive downgrade. that tile system does not work and is not user
    friendly and you cannot use your own wallpapers

    its the most
    farcical mobile os, they have their own versions of apps that are
    abysmal at best, apps take years to appear compared to android. long
    live the xperia ui android os

  • APai

    “let us not forget that the first Xperia’s ran on the Windows Mobile platform. ;-)”
    …hmm, that really sunk a lot of money for sony, nothing to be really excited about!

  • kadg

    omg.. Stop complaining

  • Prasanth Namboothiri

    Then it will be the best ever windows smartphone

  • I do. Had 2 before 710 and 820 (still have 820). Love them.

  • Mirhawk

    Seriously, see the news and comment!! How much would You complain!!

  • Clarence Alvarado

    Smelling some Xperia W in the alphabet.

  • Mirhawk

    Shut up and read news properly. It is not related to an Update and not even an announcement by Sony, retard.

  • gunboat_d

    i ordered a Lumia 1520 the morning that this news broke last week. It should arrive today, but I’d seriously leave it in the box and return it if it meant i could expect a Z Ultra-like device with WP8. Love Sony, just not keen on Android. But if it’s going to be a low-end device without an SD or water-resistence, then I’ll stick with the Nokia.

  • P9

    Sony Xperia Android UI the best! love it best.

    no for window phone, we can just download app from playstore…

  • P9

    or vaio w? xD

  • P9

    there may be more kind of phone, VAIO on smartphone, not so bad. let’s see how sony make it happens.

  • Colby Leong

    Nokia is going to shit themselves. Maybe having Sony take over some of there main territory is a good thing, change up the window phone section. From there usual brick-like, impressive camera phones, to a more modern phone than can catch the attention of Android and iOS users.

  • SonyIsPhony

    I want my 4.3 update!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Felix

    If Nokia gets into trouble, MS will surely make some stuff in WP exclusive for them

  • Daniel Dorestant

    Try the Pc Companion

  • Colby Leong

    I wonder what the Vaio branded phones would look like, design and hardware. Design should be spot on, but what about Walkman, albums, and playstation mobile?

  • TjaldidTjaldid

    People who have different opinions?

  • sealplayerz

    if true i’m glad Sony just using ODM for WP to testing the water because Sony can continue focus R&D resouces for Android :)
    even Sony can’t costumize WP like the other vendor because it is impossible except Nokia

  • Vhan Modders

    I would love to see sony make a dual booting smartphone OS Android/Windows,
    Just like asus transformer book do.
    It will be awesome, isn’t it?. :)))

  • Vhan Modders

    Go to hell already.

  • SonyIsPhony

    Shut up retard. There no updates in hell!

  • deekbee

    People who want something thats actually quite smooth and slick – it really does run better on the entry level Lumia 520 than Android does on my Xperia SP with what, 2 or 3 times the processing ability?

  • deekbee

    Don’t see why – Sony don’t rival Nokia in the slightest in the imaging stakes, although their build quality and design is pretty good.

  • fox

    mostly because android has much more customizability and options as well as features windows phones have a simple layout and functionality meaning they dont need much to run

  • nvier

    We want you to shut up!!!

  • Tim Aries

    It’s funny when the inly reason I buy WP is because of its wonderful camera, while Sony Android phones suffer from bad camera complains.

  • Tim Aries

    Really confused since a smartphone doesnt really need this funtion at all.

  • saifuddin adnan

    i see people complaining about slow updates given by sony!!….but first they need to know that Sony has heard the people’s complain and it took a hard stand so much that it is the only company which has nearly 10 handsets running 4.3 now!! z,zl,zr,z1,z1 mini,z ultra,,tablet Z,…..and in a few days xperia sp,v,t,tx will join the list!!…haters gonna still hate!!

  • Chris

    I don’t like WP at all! It’s almost like a feature phone!

  • nadiona

    It’s not 2 or 3 times the same processing ability
    Xperia SP has a 2 times better GPU, but the raw CPU performance aren’t really so different
    You had better compare Xperia M with Lumia 520 which have the same hardware
    And i would go all the day with the XM, rather than having to undergo with M$ rulez
    (btw XM and XL are very snappy too)

    And please, don’t always mix User Interface smoothness with general phone performance
    thank you

  • nadiona

    You say that WP is better because update are faster
    I say that Android is better because everything you need it’s already here

    If I had a 1520 I’d have to wait M$ to shrink the monstrous keyboard dimension
    If I had Android I could go to google play and change keys size from 2 pixel high to the entire screen, as I wish

  • deekbee

    1.7gHz v 1gHz, benchmark difference between the SP and M – as I suggested – is between 2 and 3 times, depending on on the benchmark.

    What most people complain about Android is “lag” – things not displaying in a timely fashion, which happens a lot on the Xperia SP. Going back to the home screen, a 2 or 3 seconds wait for the screen to be redrawn. Keyboard in chrome taking a few seconds to appear.

    And I find it extremely embarassing that the camera on the Xperia SP is so darned bad – the camera in the Lumia 625 is leagues ahead – it is actually useful, whereas I’m mildly loathing the camera in the SP.

  • Amimanot

    What about the Vaio M? (for Vaio Mobile)

  • Guest

    Xperia Pureness, anyone?

  • loco_loco

    Xperia Pureness, maybe?

  • loco_loco

    Windows Phone featuring Xbox Live and PlayStation Mobile.

  • Alfie De Castro

    Windows OS upgrade(8.1) is getting alot of Apps ryt now.. though some of the games and Emulation program are not running or not compatible..
    Is it Windows is planning for a new OS maybe a Windows 8 Series for Sony and Nokia

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