Tweakers.net is hearing from multiple sources that Sony is planning to release a Windows Phone 8 handset at the end of the year.
Sony has of course dabbled before in Windows Phone, including having a prototype Windows Phone 7 handset, and as recently as this week told the Verge that their commitment to Android â€œâ€¦ doesn’t eliminate us from examining other opportunities.â€
They did however say â€œâ€¦the market has decided loudly on Android… â€œand that they were â€œâ€¦ very much focused on Android, and we’re very confident in Android in its relevance and its prominence in the market.â€
Hopefully if Sony did decide to commit resources to creating a Windows Phone 8 handset Microsoft will remain involved enough to keep them honest and release a handset worthy of the OS.
Thanks Andrea for the tip.