This would be pretty spiffy if the agreement includes a clause that all the "Vaio" phones will be x86 powered... That will shake things up a bit :-)
sony mobile needs a lot of money from microsoft's vault to develop wp-powered devices. it's no secret that sony barely able to run their R&D division with their current condition (that's why they decided to focus on one environment (android) only, since they can't afford to develop more than one OS at a time)
bubu, 11 Jan 2014Nokia maps, Google maps or Sony maps?Good question
This is great news , more manufacturer more W8 phones more people will consider.
This could be my first wp.
A 4inch screen with reasonable phone size, good battery and water resistance will be the winner.
Camera wise, ive had fun with my 808, nothing can replace it not even 1020, period :)
Anonymous, 11 Jan 2014Nah, wp will be paying Sony.Dude Microsoft will only offer samsung and Nokia ... Sony will need to pay to get the OS
Won't buy because it's Sony.. Their quality is so bad in terms of hardware... Will buy if samsung or Nokia release a good looking WP
wow now it seems difficult to nokia whch alone wp capure al ovr..bst of lyk sny nd brng good aapps.
Raker, 11 Jan 2014just a thought stuck to my mind. SONY is making Wp phone=Xbox games=Promoting Xbox=Bad for ps4... moreyour logic is similar like this, apple buys component from samsung = samsung gain profit = increase its market share = increase its dominance = loss to apple :p
Sony has a long way to go with its hardware:
2. Audio quality over headphone (just put the smaster amplifier chip)
3. Poor camera
Now the same will go into windows platform with existing windows issues :
1. The OS doesn't have a file explorer.
2. Use full apps are in the number of tens. Rest all are junk apps.
PiXeLaDo, 11 Jan 2014Microsoft won't let Sony customize WP, save for a bunch of system apps, just like Nokia.Oh well that's that theory out the window..
just a thought stuck to my mind. SONY is making Wp phone=Xbox games=Promoting Xbox=Bad for ps4=loss to sony ..
Sony gets my money this year. If they can make there phone a bit more slim.