Microsoft is very keen on getting more big names inside its Windows Phone ecosystem. Back in 2012 it had Nokia, HTC, Sony and ZTE; nowadays its essentially just Nokia flying the Windows Phone flag. But there is light on the horizon –– Sony might be joining the fray.
And this has been on the cards for quite some time now
“We are continuing our discussions with other partners, including Microsoft, as part of our partnership with this company on the broader Sony spectrum,” said Pierre Perron, head of Sony Mobile Europe, during an interview with Tech Radar back in January. Perron later backtracked, claiming talks were in the very early stages. But the rumours of Sony entering the Windows Phone space continued in earnest.
And for awhile we didn't hear anything else.
Fast-forward a couple of months, however, and it now seems things have progressed substantially – at least if The Verge’s Tom Warren is anything to go by. Writing on Twitter, Warren said:
Two GDR updates planned for Windows Phone 8.1. The first arrives by July for new devices. Perhaps a couple of Sony ones. The next is October
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) April 7, 2014
Would you be interested in a Sony Windows Phone device?