Sony Windows Phone May Arrive in Time for MWC 2012

February 24, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

This could come as surprise to at least some of you out there. Sony might introduce a device running the Windows Phone OS next week, at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona.

The company has been working with Android for a while, and this is a new endeavor. Speculations point to the fact that we might be able to see a Sony handset powered by Windows Phone, sometime soon.

We can’t just write this off as a rumor, as we have very solid evidence that substantiates our claim. A picture we stumbled upon clearly indicates the company’s plan to shift their devices onto a new platform.

Currently, Android is strong all around, and Sony’s new move can hardly create a change in customers’ preference for the Android operating system.

Sony had the idea of introducing a device on Windows platform long before, and at that time, they referred the handset as ‘Windows Phone powered Sony Ericsson’ phone. But the scene has changed a lot since then and the company was forced to shed Ericsson’s share in mobile partnership.

Smartphones from Sony Ericsson haven’t got enough acclaim at the time of their introduction. But later on, they came to grip with the market forces, with the introduction Android OS on their devices. Before that, their record was full of grief and bleak.

Now it is just Sony, without Ericsson, and they have a real challenge ahead. There are stories suggesting Sony might introduce their own mobile phone operating system, tracking the steps of the recently introduced PlayStation Vita, at the Mobile World Congress.

Let’s wait until next week, to see which of these rumors would come true.

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