The Japanese tech giant Sony is now considering launching a dashing Windows Phone device sometime in the next year; the news is according to a new report from The Information.
If the news is true, then such a move might break Sony's current loyalty to the Android platform and it can also give Nokia some fresh competition in the Windows Phone segment. Both of the sides have reportedly held numerous discussions, with the Sony Inc. going so far as to draw up the designs for their prototype device. Any of the future products could as well be branded under the Sony's Vaio line, according to The Information.
The Microsoft's takeover of the Nokia's devices unit seemingly has not given Sony any second thoughts and talks have still continued even after the acquisition got first announced. But the report also noted that a deal has not yet been finalized and the plans could probably come undone if Microsoft Inc. and Sony Inc. disagree over their licensing fees, the preloaded software, and some other topics.
A mobile alliance would not be altogether new for this pair, and the older prototypes also reveal that Sony has previously considered embracing the Windows Phone platform.