Sony Ericsson Windows Phone prototype spotted in the wild

Could Sony be about to join the Windows Phone platform?

Windows Phone looks set to welcome Sony into the Microsoft fold, if a bunch of leaked spy shots of a WP7-toting Sony Ericsson are anything to go by.

With Sony and Ericsson having already publicly parted ways, the old branding suggests the leaked images are pretty old. But it could still be part of Sony's plan to put itself on the smartphone map now it's going it alone.

While Sony Ericsson has never officially confirmed plans to enter a partnership with Microsoft, the company hasn't ruled it out either, despite focusing its efforts on its army of Android phones.

If there is a Sony Windows Phone in the pipeline, perhaps we'll see it Mobile World Congress? Though something tells us the chances of a PlayStation Certified, Xbox Live-toting Windows Phone are pretty slim.

You've got to admit, a Sony Windows Phone with an Exmor R sensor-equipped camera would be pretty darn tasty.

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