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We heard rumours that Sony Ericsson is working on a Windows Phone 7 device. Now we have a concrete information on that rumour, cleared by Steven Walker, Head of global marketing at Sony Ericsson. At an recent interview at CES on Windows Phone 7 Â he told Pocket-lint in a one-to-one interview that â€œWe are keeping a watching briefâ€ on it.
Here is his response,
â€œWe’ve done a lot of work with Microsoft over the years. Weâ€™ve launched a number of 6.xx products, but we made a decision not to bring a product to market in the first wave. We absolutely maintain to keep an open mind towards Windows Phone 7. We continue to engage in a relationship with Microsoft, but we havenâ€™t made any concrete announcement about when and how we would introduce Windows Phone 7 into the portfolioâ€.
When asked whether Sony Ericsson will stick to Android like Motorola in their smartphones,
â€œWe shouldnâ€™t limit ourselves to one opportunity, but we arenâ€™t yet ready to make any specific announcement about products. At this moment in time, there is clearly a galvanising within the industry around Android as a creditable alternative to whatâ€™s out there, and we think thatâ€™s a good thingâ€.
He made some more comments on Sony Ericssonâ€™s Android and smartphone strategy, head to Pocket-lint for the full interview. I think Sony Ericsson is trying to play safer game by skipping the first generation Windows Phone 7 devices, because it donâ€™t want to take risks Â poor financial results. Will Sony Ericsson make a Windows Phone 7 device ? If yes, when? How will they measure Windows Phone 7 platformâ€™s success? When they decide to make a WP7 device at later stage, all other competitors will have huge head start. What do you think?