Sony Ericsson has released only two phones running on Windows platform; the Xperia X1 and X2 (in 2010). Since then, it was like the company abandoned their projects on Windows Phones. In March 2011 news emerged from unofficial sources that Sony Ericsson would release the next set of Windows phones. There were also pictures of the prototype version of the phone leaked. Anyway, there are no phones released till date. Meanwhile, Sony Ericsson also commented on these rumors. They didn't make an official statement in their blogs. In an interview to a news channel here in India, a Sony Ericsson Executive mentioned that there are no plans to release a Windows phone in the near future even though they have not abandoned Windows development.
Sony Ericsson seems highly interested on developing on Android platform and they do believe that their sales highly depend on android phones:
"...throughout 2011 we’ve shifted our business from feature phones to smartphones, and our Android-based smartphone sales in the quarter increased by 65% year-on-year."
-Bert Nordberg, President and CEO of Sony Ericsson
Anyway, pictures keep coming. Now we have the recent set of pictures that shows a Windows phone from Sony Ericsson. It's a QWERTY phone running on WP7 or WP 7.5.
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Edited by neofactor.is3, 29 January 2012 - 09:12 AM.