So, Sony Ericsson wanted to give smartphones a try and so they turned to the world of Windows Mobile to produce the first XPERIA X1. For the upcoming Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2, this dedication to Microsoft’s mobile platform is continuing, but it seems that is where the relationship is going to end. Nope, Sony Ericsson apprarently has no interest in Windows Mobile anymore.
This is still very much an unsubstantiated rumor at this point, but it seems that the XPERIA X2 will be the last Sony Ericsson smartphone to use Windows Mobile. Instead, there is a very good chance that the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X3 (Rachael) will get the Google Android treatment. Further still, we’re hearing that the SE Satio gets Symbian S60.
In this way, it’s not like Sony Ericsson is jumping ship from Microsoft onto just one competitor. Instead, it seems that Sony Ericsson is spreading its wings and trying its hand at a few different options. Who knows? We might end up with some sort of custom Linux implementation in the future too.
We do know, at least in the short term, that the original XPERIA X1 will be given the ability to upgrade itself to Windows Mobile 6.5 and that the XPERIA X2 will get that version too. Beyond that, it seems that SE wants no part of Windows Mobile 7.