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Sony Ericsson Not Ruling Out Windows Phones

10/14/2011 03:57:57 PM Eastern
London - Cellphone maker Sony Ericsson hasn't closed the door on making Windows Phone smartphones, and it plans to expand PlayStation certification to more phones, Sony Ericsson president/CEO Bert Nordberg said.

"For the moment, we see Android as a better choice for us," Nordberg said in a conference call following the release of the company's third-quarter financial statement. But he added, "We have not closed the door [on Windows Phones]." In fact, he said, "we have seen some tablet version of Windows 8, and it looks interesting."

For now, however, Windows Phone needs some improvements in "a number of services and applications," he said.

As for sales of the company's PlayStation-certified Xperia Play gaming phone in the U.S., Nordberg said the company's partnership with Verizon Wireless "is going very well," as are sales through AT&T, which recently brought on the Xperia Play.

Sony Ericsson will expand its selection of PlayStation-certified phones, Nordberg added, but he declined to offer details.

The expansion is part of the company's effort to transition completely out of feature phones and offer only smartphones sometime in 2012.
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