Sony Ericsson, which had dumped the Symbian platform, is not likely to come out with a Windows phone anytime soon, according to the company’s chief technology officer Jan Uddenfeldt.
However, Uddenfeldt’s words can also be interpreted to mean that Sony Ericsson’s doors are still open for Windows Phone 7, though the company will start making products only if the platform picks up pace.
Sony Ericsson is looking to triple its smartphone market share in the USA, which currently stands at 5 per cent.
After Symbian, it was widely speculated that the company would go for Windows Phone 7. However, it went for Google’s Android operating system and has seen reasonable success with the decision.
The feature phones of the company are being phased out gradually. The new Xperia series of smartphones are likely to lead growth for the brand.
Uddenfeldt’s statement, when read in conjunction with the Pyramid Research report that Windows Phone would go on to become the top mobile operating system of the world within four years, suddenly begins to look pragmatic and prophetic at the same time.
The research firm said that Windows Phone may, in fact, lead the mobile operating system market in 2013 itself.
The report makes the assumption that the tie up between Nokia and Microsoft will be a powerful force that will determine the smartphone operating system’s future.