Sony Ericsson Is Open To Windows Phone 7, But Not Yet Decided

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  he told Pocket-lint in a one-to-one interview that “We are keeping a watching brief” on it.File:Sony Ericsson logo.svg

Here is his response,

“We’ve done a lot of work with Microsoft over the years. We’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 haven’t made any concrete announcement about when and how we would introduce Windows Phone 7 into the portfolio”.

When asked whether Sony Ericsson will stick to Android like Motorola in their smartphones,

“We shouldn’t limit ourselves to one opportunity, but we aren’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 what’s out there, and we think that’s a good thing”.

He made some more comments on Sony Ericsson’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 don’t want to take risks  poor financial results. Will Sony Ericsson make a Windows Phone 7 device ? If yes, when? How will they measure Windows Phone 7 platform’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?

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