Wild speculation post: Sony Ericsson with a Windows Phone next week at CES
Came across this little beauty of a wild speculation! If the do a slide out keyboard version then I think they could be onto a winner with the slowly dwindling Blackberry crowd! So onto the story from wpCentral!
Look, we’re not going to beat around the bush here, this post is total wild rumor-mongering, but SE asked us to guess so we are. Sony Ericsson (Netherlands) has put up a Tweet teasing a big announcement next week, presumably at CES:
“We’re getting ready for some very interesting news next week…what do you think it could be?”
Normally we’d pass this off as “just another Android announcement” and it could very well be. However and perhaps it is just coincidence but we seem to have caught a theme of tiles throughout the above picture which was posted in conjunction with the aforementioned statement.
Could this mean that SE is finally on board with Windows Phone? If you recall, SE was announced as a key-launch partner for Windows Phone back in early 2010 and even had a working prototype (see above) but it was canceled at the last minute with the company turning towards Android. Back in May of this year, SE went on record as saying that they were “leaving the door open” for Windows Phone if it should start to take off. Finally, Sony has the option to port over the Sony PlayStation Suite, something they mentioned back in January, 2011.
So has that moment arrived or are we just looking too much into this?
Source: @SonyEricssonNL; Thanks, Jan Z., for the tip!