Sony Investigating Microsoft Windows Phone Platform for Smartphones.
Although Sony Ericsson did use Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Mobile platform for certain smartphones many years ago, neither it nor Sony Mobile Communications utilized Windows Phone operating system when it emerged back in 2010. However, this does not mean that Sony Corp. is not interested in the platform at all. In fact, the company confirmed it was investigating Windows Phone OS.
"Sony’s strategy is one of openness. Microsoft is a Sony partner with the likes of our Vaio laptops and it is integrated onto our tablets. As far as Xperia smartphones go, Android remains the preferred partner, although Sony is not a single partner company. We are currently investigating with the likes of Microsoft the possibility of diversifying our product strategy," said Pierre Perron, managing director of Sony Mobile in the UK and Ireland, in an interview with Mobile Today web-site.