Sony may make Windows Phone smartphone this year

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After walking away from Microsoft’s mobile OS, there are rumours indicating that Sony may produce a Windows Phone smartphone this year. The electronic giant was one of those initially committed to Windows Phone and had a working prototype already, named Sony Ericsson ‘Jolie’. Here are pictures of Jolie (I almost typed “Angelina” too):

Sony Ericsson 'Jolie'

Sony Ericsson 'Jolie' 2

You can see the trademark Xperia design lines bearing semblance to the Android-powered Xperia X10:

Xperia X10

Sony was also behind a number of good Windows Mobile smartphones back in the day. Here is the Windows Mobile powered Xperia X1:
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

Sony makes sleek phones. Will we see such awesome goodness running Windows Phone this year? Perhaps one with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard? The design of Jolie looks sweet.

  1. i guess SONY’s taking a page out of Samsung’s playbook and are trying to diversify their OS portfolio. SONY devices running WP8.x would be nice, but Microsoft’s approach to WP will most likely be a problem, licensing fees and Apple-esque control over their OS are issues

  2. Sony can’t beat Nokia when it comes to software but is fairly good competition when it comes to hardware. I wonder if they’re stepping into the Windows Phone sphere where Samsung has pretty much stepped out of?

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