Sony Ericsson has just announced that it has joined Google-led Open Handset Alliance. No dates for the first devices were given, but we are sooo looking forward to the CES and Mobile World Congress when hopefully we’ll see first Sony Ericsson Android handsets being unveiled.
Here’s what Sony Ericsson’s CVP and head of Creation and Development, Rikko Sakaguchi, said: “Sony Ericsson is excited to announce its membership of the Open Handset Alliance and confirm its intention to develop a handset based on the Android platform. We believe Sony Ericsson can bring a wealth of experience in making consumer focused multimedia handsets with new user experience to the Alliance drawing on the successes of the Walkman and Cyber-shot sub-brands. Sony Ericsson is a strong supporter of open operating systems and we believe the Open Handset Alliance offers an exciting opportunity for a new and unique user experience only Sony Ericsson can deliver.”
The official release also stats that the Open Handset Alliance membership will complement the Swedish-Japanese handset maker’s existing Open OS strategy which is based on the Symbian and Windows Mobile platforms. Meaning, they’ll keep pushing multiple platforms, at least for the time being.