Rumor: Sony to make Windows Phone 8 devices later this year
Take this with a heaping cup of salt, but Tweakers.net is reporting from multiple sources that Sony is planning on joining the Windows Phone camp late in 2012.
Of course there are hurdles in the way such as Sony and that whole Playstation thing, but Sony is like any other massive corporation and its departments operate independently of each other, so we wouldn't actually cite that as a reason not to. Heck, we know that back in 2010 Sony-Ericcson seemed just fine with the whole notion even going so far as to make a few prototypes for early development. Obviously if SE had no problem with the Xbox system we don't see why Sony (sans Ericsson) would either.
Still, there's no hard evidence here for this just past experience so we'll just have to keep an ear out. Should Sony though decide to make some Windows Phones, especially with waiting for WP8 that could be a very good thing for customers.
Source: Tweakers.net;Sony render by Brian (Follow Brian here on Twitter and see his work with the LG Fantasy and Nokia 900.) Thanks, Jentse H., for the heads up!
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I personally believe that the new Xperia phones would look fantastic with WP7, may even be better than their skin on Android.
I would think that would be pretty high up the list.
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PlayStation and there will be nothing PS related on the device if there ever is a phone from them, that's from the PS part of Sony, especially not PlayStation's IPs (games). If anything, MS would need to appeal to the publishers of games (EA, THQ, Ubisoft) to get games on WP. Yeah. I hope I explained it well, have a good day ;)