That’s according to Sony Ericsson’s Jan Uddenfeldt, the Chief Technology Officer, who said at its own Business Innovations Forum, ”While Android is the main focus of the company, it will still have a door open for Windows Phone 7.
“But it won’t be making any products if the operating system doesn’t take off.”
Despite renewed attempts to claim the Android phone top-spot with their Xperia phones, Sony Ericsson announced profit loses last month, and have also had supply issues with their latest phones, like the well-received Xperia Arc and the heavily publicised Xperia Play.
The Xperia Neo, similar to the Xperia Arc, but with some mid-price adjustments, is also late arriving on these shores.
Sony Ericsson was one of several phone manufacturers to back Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7, but hasn’t followed through with any launch phones. So far, all we’ve seen is an older prototype that likes to appear and disappear from internet rumours.
Sony Ericsson’s pragmatic approach could pay dividends, if recent projections from analysts come true. Pyramid Research have projected that Windows Phone 7 could come out top in the battle of the smartphones within the next few years.
Source: Know Your Mobile