The VAIO brand’s been going through a bumpy couple years now, and back in 2014 we saw Sony sell the majority of its interests to Japan Industrial Partners. In the time since we’ve witnessed the VAIO name reemerge not only with new tablets, but also pushing into handsets with the launch of an Android smartphone (above). Now it looks like VAIO is about to expand its phone interests across platform lines, as rumors suggest the company is just about to introduce its first Windows 10 Mobile handset.
VAIO was already revealed as a manufacturer that would be producing Windows 10 Mobile handsets during Microsoft’s October hardware event, but we didn’t have much in the way of detail explaining just how that effort would unfold. Continuum support was mentioned back then – a sensible enough inclusion considering the VAIO brand’s strong association with PC hardware – but so far we’ve yet to see this VAIO phone go official.
Word is that VAIO may be ready to share the specifics on its Windows 10 Mobile phone as soon as this Thursday, with a report pointing to plans for a February 4 announcement.
What can we expect from the hardware? Well, beyond that Continuum business, we haven’t heard any specifics, neither about the phone itself nor plans to sell the handset in various markets. That means there’s a solid chance you may not even have the opportunity to buy this guy once it comes out – but that’s getting ahead of ourselves. With a little luck, we’ll have full details in just a few more days.