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Sony to try out Windows Phone in 2014?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Jan 2014 11:42 User comments (3)

Sony to try out Windows Phone in 2014? According to a new report, Sony may be considering releasing a Windows Phone this year.
Sony currently builds high-end Android devices under the Xperia brand name, and the report says any Sony Windows Phones may be branded under "Vaio," the electronic maker's branding for Windows laptops.

Allegedly, Sony and Microsoft/Nokia have had discussions about such a phone, and Sony has even revealed designs for a prototype.

Negotiations hinge on licensing fees and preloaded software requirements, says the report, and could fall apart.

Windows Phone continues to take global market share, albeit at a slow pace, due to Nokia's Lumia line, which can start with very good global GSM phones for as cheap as $80. Most other OEMs have dropped out of Windows Phone since Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's hardware division.

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3 user comments

110.1.2014 19:02

Will be interesting to see a NOKIA/SONY Vaio smartphone

214.1.2014 3:37

Allegedly, Sony and Microsoft/Nokia have had discussions about such a phone, and Sony has even revealed designs for a prototype...

314.1.2014 21:58

What are its advantages over Android?


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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