Many tech pundits predicted that Sony Ericsson would announce some of the new Windows Phone at CES, but it never happened. In 2010, when Microsoft officially revealed WP OS at the major event, Sony Ericsson emerged as one of the major OEMs for WP devices. But unfortunately, SE is yet to release any WP device yet.
Sadly, Sony Ericsson has decided to clung to Android as their smartphone platform, which is quite understandable considering the fact that Android OS gives them much more freedom. SE can build a low cost Android device and sell it in the market, as this is the same strategy followed by many manufacturers.
The next major event us Windows Phone users should be eyeing is — MWC. We expect some major announcements from several Microsoft OEMs, including Nokia and HTC, at Mobile World Congress. In 2011, SE made their stance very clear by saying that they would stick to Android over WP. But looking at the progress made by Windows Phone, especially after looking at the staggering sales figure recorded by Nokia Lumia series device, SE might have changed its mind.
As a Windows Phone enthusiast, I’m still not falling for it. Only the time will tell whether this proto-type shapes up in a real device or not.
Via NokiaWPTags: nokia wp, sewp