The VAIO brand used to belong to Sony until they sold it off. Prior to that, the brand was used for Sony’s series of computers, which is still pretty much what the brand is doing today. However earlier this year the company appeared to dip its toes into the smartphone market with the launch of their first Android smartphone.
The device wasn’t particularly impressive but could that change with a newer device? It seems that during a press conference in Japan, President of Microsoft Japan Takuya Hirano revealed a handful of partners who will be working on creating a series of Windows 10 smartphones, and as you can see in the photo above, VAIO is one of them (along with Acer).
Unfortunately apart from having their name up there, there has not been any word regarding VAIO’s plans for a new smartphone, and more importantly what will this new VAIO Windows 10 smartphone will feature. However given the company’s somewhat lackluster efforts with their Android phone, we are hoping that they will have something a bit more impressive this time around.
Also given its announcement in Japan, we’re not sure if the phone will be exclusive to the Japanese market. Previously the company had released computers aimed at the Japanese market before eventually bringing them stateside, so there is a good chance we could see that happening again.