Japan's biggest consumer electronics firm Sony's decision to discontinue its PC business wasn't an expected move but a bit of a surprise. The announcement sent shockwaves through the technology industry.
Meanwhile, there were reports circulating around Sony's relationship at stake with Microsoft. Since Sony is no more making VAIO range of PCs, therefore, the company might abandon Windows ecosystem in general.
In a press conference held in Japan on Thursday, Sony's visionary CEO had clarified that "Windows products will go on to the new company". Well, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai did mention that Microsoft's Windows for PC is not part of company's strategy.
That's not the end, he further added that "In the mobile arena, we decided that it is essential now to concentrate on smartphones and tablets ".
Hirai goes on to say "Microsoft has various OSes, including mobile. So, as Sony, we will consider new product development going forward."
Analysts have started speculating that Sony could consider Windows Phone device or a tablet in near future. If PC days are over, than Windows powered tablet could be a possibility.
At this stage, it is uncertain whether Sony would like to get into Windows Phone device market or not. However, there have been rumors about Sony venturing into Windows Phone market by launching a premium phone.
Reportedly, the makers behind Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra will offer Windows Phone device in US and Japan later this year. Also, Sony is expected to partner with Taiwan based ODM Compal Communications in getting the device produced.
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