z1 user, 12 Jan 2014Nokia been using microsoft...and its sucks...not user friendly...Why? I'm in my second WP now (Lumia 920), and I love it. It's very simple, very user-friendly. Couldn't be simpler.
z1 user, 12 Jan 2014Nokia been using microsoft...and its sucks...not user friendly...i agree
jaypee1991, 12 Jan 2014Dude Microsoft will only offer samsung and Nokia ... Sony will need to pay to get the OSBut have you heard of Microsoft lowering the cost that OEMs should pay to produce devices powered by Windows OS? It is also possible that Microsoft will consider that coz WP OS is being an underdog in the game of smartphone OS. They need more OEMs to penetrate the market that Android and iOS are ruling. Now if Sony enters the arena of producing WP powered devices, with Sony's ability to design stunning looking phones plus capability of incorporating Walkman App and a possibility to add Playstation certification on an XBox certified OS can give the users one hell of an experience using a WP powered device! Plus, Microsoft can be powered by Qualcomm's latest chipset the Snapdragon 800 where we can see in Nokia's Lumia 1520 then if that is so, imagine Sony gearing up their device with a Snapdragon 805 with those above mentioned capabilities? Then the game will be bloody for Android and that will include Samsung's S5 and iPhone 6! I think Sony will have a wonderful year with Windows and Android!
Haters are fan too. Haters only means they keep an eye on the threat.
Sony rock, Sony for the win.
red, 12 Jan 2014I think smartphone will become like pc. All brand will be microsoft os except the apple. May b... moreYeah, they call it "Dual Boot" I think where you can choose an OS to power your smartphone whether it is Android or Windows OS that you will use before you start it up. I hope Sony will power their phone up with the latest chipset like the Snapdragon 800/805 by the time they release their Windows Phone with a great design like the ones in the Xperia line but should be different to make it prominent and unique compared to Android devices that Sony produces.
I'm not a sony fan!! #period! But I believe sony can make their own OS! Try and see how the menu interface on the Playstation consoles look like. That's an awesome interface. If they can do that on their consoles, I believe they can also apply it on their mobile phone with a pretty unique online sony store/playstation store
Girish Balan, 12 Jan 2014Sony just armed its self destruction. . .I smell an Android or iOS fan here! Windows Phone is a very promising OS, do not judge a very young and fresh OS coz it doesn't have as many apps as iOS and Android do because in the first place, not all apps are useful. What's important is that WP8 has the most wanted apps and its market shows improvements in the number of apps available every now and then. Give it a year or two and you will see it can keep up with the game. Sony made a right decision because Android is a very in demand OS and that results to giving each and every OEM a hard time competing with one another. There's a lot of OEMs out there that produce Android powered devices like Samsung, HTC, LG, Huawei and a whole lot more that compete with Sony while it is only Nokia that owns almost the major market shares in distributing Windows Phone devices so Sony entering the arena will help Microsoft expand their OS and at the same time it can give Sony a chance to excel in that area where Nokia is its only competitor. I also see a chance of Sony WP having a greater edge than Nokia coz even if Microsoft supports XBox games, Sony might incorporate the Playstation support in its mobile that can make it unique among other WP powered devices. Hope Microsoft allows Sony to do it.
[deleted post]honestly i rather choose lumia 520? or whaever its called than galaxy bla2 within $250 price range
if sony make a 5 inch full hd windows phone 8, with 20 mp camera and waterproof.. i'll be excited :D
Been waiting for this. Vaio Pro 13 plus smartvaio phone. Great great great.
Good decision to seperate brand name.. Just hope the development teams are seperated as well so not to hinder each other's progress.
edit: so this isnt confirmed yet? good, still time for Sony to back out. they arent exactly market leaders in the android side, so venturing into the wp world after what happened to Nokia doesnt seem to be a good move.
Anonymous, 12 Jan 2014on this forum is an unbearablea amount of stupidity. wp8 is growing not because of you-geeks w... morethose masses who brought 520 are regretting there choice....they all were nokia fan not admirer of WP. It didn't offered any thing to match its chipset power...most were dissapointed.
I think I saw a phone running this OS from Nokia I believe. It was really bad though. I don't think it's a good one for Sony to invest money in, as it's not going to sell.