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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Three Reasons Why The Xperia Matters

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Smartphone Talk" @ 02:00 PM

This guest column is written by ex-Pocket PC Thoughts Contributing Editor Andreas Sjöström.

Last spring I wrote, in my monthly IDG column, about my dream device and explained why I wanted Sony Ericsson and Microsoft making it. With the new Xperia X1 my dream come true and here are my three reasons to why the partnership is really exciting.

The first reason is that the partnership strengthens an ongoing platform trend on the market. Google chose not to announce a phone, but a platform and this is an example of what is happening. More market players focus on the mobile phone platform. The Symbian companies with Nokia in the lead and the Windows Mobile-makers with Microsoft behind the scenes have focused on the choice of platform for many years, but not until now we see the critical mass awakening.

As a system architect and developer I appreciate the overall perspective in Microsoft’s .NET-platform and how well Windows Mobile fits into companies’ infrastructure. It has been important explaining the relevance of a unified platform, from server, desktops, the web and all the way out to the phones. This challenge has been made easier to manage during the last six months when what is under the hood is in focus. Beyond megapixels, FM-radios and 3G.

The phones that Sony Ericsson has positioned on the business phone market is primarily based on Symbian and this is likely to continue. With the company’s new phone they broaden the product portfolio not only with a new model but with a new platform!

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