Very nice move!
WM is gaining a reputation as a "quality OS" with good performance although with not that many apps, Sony is a good and solid builder with a nice religion for high devices so, both teaming up seems only natural.
I love Sony and I am very curious with the Lumia Range but as I am not much of a Nokia fan, never bought one but I definitively would go for a Sony WM phone!
For all the haters that are going to show up sooner or later, "Since when is having a choice a bad thins?", for everyone else this is great news. Always loved Sony, but I really wanted to buy myself a WP8 device. In the end I bought Xperia S, because L920 was twice as expensive at the time, but if this is true I know what my next phone will be. I can only imagine Z1 body and camera with WP8 on it and that sweet VAIO logo etched on the back. Also, Sony's Walkman player with support for FLAC files on WP8 would make that package perfect since neither Xbox or Nokia music support it at the time.
AnonD-35192, 31 Dec 2013I know! maybe they will do something to distinguish it from the laptop line, but I guess i wou... moreAgree, VAIO is a premium and great name in Windows realm and it can help Sony sell their WP devices easier than others.
AnonD-118519, 31 Dec 2013But in this case it would be confused with their laptop line. VAIO Z means the laptop one or ... moreI know! maybe they will do something to distinguish it from the laptop line, but I guess i would love to see the VAIO logo on a mobile phone, Maybe it will be VAIO with the word phone in a smaller font :D
Anonymous, 31 Dec 2013I doubt it, Windows Phone 8 have Xbox games with Xbox Live Achievements, Leaderboards, and Gam... moreThey will probably have it as an app instead. But yeah hopefully they won't back out this time like before with Sony Ericsson Jolie.
AnonD-35192, 31 Dec 2013I think they won't put the name Xperia on the WP phones
I guess it will be just VAIO, Xperia ... moreBut in this case it would be confused with their laptop line.
VAIO Z means the laptop one or the WP one???
I doubt it, Windows Phone 8 have Xbox games with Xbox Live Achievements, Leaderboards, and Gamertag integrations. Would be cool to have both PlayStation hub and Xbox Live hub on WP8.
AnonD-118519, 31 Dec 2013Sweet combination,
It would be great if they call it Xperia VAIO.I think they won't put the name Xperia on the WP phones
I guess it will be just VAIO, Xperia Vaio is too long :D
like samsung galaxy for android and omnia for WP
AnonD-85611, 31 Dec 2013I love the Nokia Camera app on this mockup...This is also Nokia camera for real
No one can stay out of windows phone 8...
WP9 is going to kill somebody(OS) for sure...
Yes Sony yes yes yes:))) I was Sony user but because android I changed to windows and now Im using lumia...Im still Sony fun and Im waiting for sony's windows phone :)