Vaio has announced that they will be revealing a Windows 10 Mobile handset this Thursday, February 4th.
The handset will be announced at an event hosted by the company president Ota Yoshimi, Takuya Hirano, Microsoft’s Japanese president and Takagi Kazuhiro, NTT DoCoMo’s Managing Director.
Also appearing will be Mr. Tsuyoshi Iwai, who was involved in product design of Sony’s tablets and laptops before the company parted ways with the Vaio brand 2 years ago.
Vaio revealed in October 2015 that they are working on a Windows 10 phone. Vaio did not show off a device, but said it would have mid-range specs, was intended for the corporate market, and would support Continuum for phones, suggesting at least a Snapdragon 617 processor.
Then the handset was set to arrive in early 2016.
With Microsoft’s “retrenchment” from Windows Phone it seems we may be set to see a revival of competitive 3rd party OEM products, with attractive devices from Acer and Nuans already coming soon.