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Sony Ericsson shoots down Windows Phone 7 rumors

Looks like Tim's skepticism regarding Sony Ericsson jumping on board Windows Phone 7 was justified, though perhaps for other reasons. While no mention of conflicting interests in gaming (Playstation vs Xbox), SE seems to be not too excited about the strict hardware requirements and lack of customization allowed on Microsoft's OS.

Sony Ericsson France CEO Pierre Perron summed up their position as thus:

With Windows 7 we run the risk of standardising our smartphones. We would be obliged to compete only on design on price, which we want to avoid.

The bit of silver lining here is that SE is in talks with Microsoft about carrying the OS, so that part is true.  But considering how unremarkable SE's offerings have been of late, we can't say we're exactly forlorn over this decision if it sticks. If it's one thing SE should avoid, is adding their "special touch to the software. Take a hint, guys.

Source: TelecomPaper; via wmpoweruser

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leavelbw says:

No offense to SE, but their products suck and they are ALWAYS late to market with an overpriced old technology laden paper weight. I'm sure winmo (read windows phone) would still perfer them to use their OS over anyone else. However, it's not like anybody is beating down SEs door to buy their phones.

http://www.argyletv.com/entry.aspx

Neofire says:

SE why so narrow minded??? HMMMM???

steveymacjr says:

Also keep in mind, Sony Ericsson is partly owned by Sony, the makers of the Playstation 3...do you really think they would come out with a product that has XBOX live on it?

GP07 says:

Maybe not, but it's their loss in the end while LG, Samsung and HTC sell a good chunk of WP7 devices and grow their marketshare.