Earlier this year, Sony sold off its VAIO PC business to Japanese Industrial Partners. The investment firm which bought Sony's ailing PC business may soon launch a smartphone at the annual Consumers Electronics Show (CES) tech show in Las Vegas.
According to a report from Nikkei, the Japanese Industrial Partners group plans to unveil the new devices in partnership with a Japanese mobile network. The alleged report suggests that the investment firm is keen to project the upcoming 5-inch Android-powered handset as a productivity device.
"The device feature an app that can manage email as well as phone and video calls all together," Nikkei said.
As of now, there's hardly any information available about the forthcoming handset to be introduced under the VAIO brand. If true, it'd would a big boost to failing Japanese smartphone makers, which has struggled to compete against the likes of Apple and Samsung.
Nikkei's report doesn't say whether the rumored smartphone under the VAIO brand is coming to the other parts of the world. Then again, users may eventually get the device imported from Japan.
The latest news is that a VAIO branded smartphone is expected to get launched at the CES 2015 in January. GizBot will be live from Las Vegas next week, so stay tuned for all the excitement from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015.
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