Sony receiving $500m of “support” from Microsoft to develop Windows Phone?

by XB on 15th January 2014

in News

439px-Microsoft_logo.svgRumours continue that Sony Mobile will launch at least Windows Phone handset in 2014. This time, famed Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, is claiming that Microsoft is offering support to the tune of $500m to Sony to help develop at least one Windows Phone handset. Murtazin outlines that Microsoft will be supporting a number of other manufacturers such as Samsung ($1.2bn), Huawei ($600m) and ‘Others’ ($300m).

Obviously none of this is verified information and we don’t know exactly what this ‘support money’ entails. Is it a cash down payment, is it help towards marketing or is it a reduction in Android licensing fees? Anyway, it’s perhaps not a surprise to see Microsoft giving a helping hand to Sony, especially considering this would be their first foray into the Windows Phone 8 platform. We’ll keep you posted on further developments.

  • Michael Scofield

    Just as I thought.

  • Makiz

    Give me half a million and I’ll make one too :P

  • :D

    Google Nexus 10 will come out with Exynos 5, WQXGA screen, 3GB RAM

  • Ninjas

    Here..take it.

  • osin17

    Hope to see walkman, bravia, playstation and cybershot technologies into an vaio phone

  • Colby Leong

    It makes sense for Micro. to push there OS, and it makes sense for Sony to expand on other Os’s. However Sony will, at the same time have to juggle different updates, on different phones, and work hard to keep everyone happy. And so far, while they have stepped up there game, they still have left people without there 4.3 update. I wonder if Sony would push a Z2 Windows version, and maybe a Google edition.

  • Makiz

    I’ll pm you my IBAN :P

  • HardyHarHar

    Meh eldar? I would believe a baby saying this than him. He’s been a non reliable source since symbian s60v2 days…

  • elpollillo

    Troll, you again?? (??;)

  • Arun Lobo

    Eldar Murtazin is a pathological liar and no sane person would count him as credible. He is the same one who said Samsung has killed Tizen, Nokia will ditch WP and all such nonsense stuff.

  • AA :P

    how does microsoft “develop” their os with sony or others ? they killed nokia, is it their strategy to take android vendors down one by one :P

  • AA :P

    it will be extra large form factor, have plenty of storage AND have a sd slot, a regular front cam, it will have a clam shell design… and some people might call it a laptop :P

  • AA :P

    promoting his blog :)

  • Micro

    It makes sense for Micro.
    indeed ;P

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  • Anukul

    lol, windows don’t need to support, these are mad rumors

  • xperiaDROID

    The specs are fake, and promoting your blog on other blogs won’t make your blog famous. Just look at how successful are Xperia Blog, Sammobile and the tech sites like PhoneArena, Android Authority etc., they don’t even need to promote their blogs on other blogs. Don’t worry, your blog won’t get famous, and don’t expect people to come to your blog that’s trolling on other blogs.

  • -_-ehsan-_-

    good news: i got a new update for my pc companion…maybe its becouse of the new update for SP/T/TX/V!!!!

    would i coming soon??this week??:/:/:/

    (sorry for bad eng)

  • xperiaDROID

    So, you got a new update on PC Companion and you don’t know what it is? Really?

  • -_-ehsan-_-

    would i==>would it :D:D:D typing mistake

  • -_-ehsan-_-

    no bro…a new update for the program:pc companion….not a new FW update for my phone

  • xperiaDROID

    You don’t have to tell us about that. The Android 4.3 update is the main thing.

  • -_-ehsan-_-

    but maybe its a kind of prepairing….i dont know…just hope that it come this week:P

  • xperiaDROID

    Hope you guys will get the 4.3 update this week. :)

  • Mirrorpurple

    dunno what to say about him… after the Xperia Z on snapdragon 800 bs i stahpped listening to him

  • Prasanth Namboothiri

    Do Microsoft really think only Sony can be the saviour on their smartphone market? :-P

  • sony is best

    yes..because sony will take back its glory..just wait and see that sony will dominant
    on everything including mobile will fall on its knees against sony

  • Prasanth Namboothiri

    Yes we all the Xperians wanna c dat asap :-)

  • Killian Khoo

    Did Is it only me ~
    I think Sony might announced Xperia T2 or Xperia V2 at MWC ~
    As u can see , there a T2 Ultra that might means T2 might be possible ~

  • Samuel Serafim

    I want money too. lol

  • osamaH Al-Amri

    Does Samsung even needs support? .. $1.2bn is nothing to samsung.

  • Alfino Setya

    His bigmouth is untrusted! He’s actually a great liar, meh!!!

  • Lunkz

    They offering Samsung 1,2 mrd. $ and Sony only 500 mio. $? Seriously?
    If Microsoft wishes a Plastic Bomber for 1,2 mrd…..

  • fuckin’adult

    pls stop this, the market show us clearly that Samsung will never fall against Sony. There’s no Android manufacturer like Samsung, they’re far above all other manufacturer, and tryin’ to compete with Apple, they’re not interested to compete with such an amateur, second zone, company like Sony.
    Sony is competing against Acer, Alcatel, but not Samsung.
    fanboy sure always talk bs.

  • peltruquin

    My Xperia ZL C6506 in the US still has no update. So good luck with with your phone

  • sony is best

    Sony is amateur!!!!! What a stupi# person,,you sure don’t know how big sony is,,,Sony was a king,,but sony became sick but it’s products quality were still unreachable,,,and now from 2012 by kaz hirae(if I wrote it correctly)sony will take back its position from Samsung,,Samsung neither has Sony’s quality nor innovation,,,cheap plastic phone with high price and outdated hardware in majority of its phone,show Samsung finger for people,,,please don’t insult sony by comparing it with Samsung.

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  • Basharca

    I’m glad someone stepped up and said this. I totally agree, this Murtazin guy has zero credibility. The more someone pays him the more nonsense he’ll say. He used to hate on Nokia and Sony in unimaginable ways.

    I would seriously advise xperiablog not to waste their time with this person. He really has a very bad reputation. At least for the people who have been following tech for a while now.

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  • adecvat

    But also he said that Nokia choose WP as main platform, MS buy Nokia and etc.

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  • Arun Lobo

    MS shot down the numbers calling it complete fiction
    Another proof that Eldar is a liar/

  • Berg

    Need and want are two very different things.. Do Samsung want money? You bet your ass they do! :P

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  • :D

    They aren’t fake. Let Nexus 10 launch and then I will show it to you!

  • elpollillo


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