Sony Ericsson

Orange and Sony Ericsson still making music

Orange and Sony Ericsson are launching an unsigned band competition across Europe in a bid to generate marketing exposure for the carrier’s mobile music services on the vendor’s handsets. The service – mobileact unsigned – will first launch in the UK, where content from the competition will also be broadcast by terrestrial and digital broadcaster […]

Strong Q2 for Sony Ericsson

Handset vendor Sony Ericsson has reported another strong quarter, shipping 24.9 million units in 2Q07, a 59 per cent increase on the same period in 2006. And, while the firm’s average selling price (ASP) is on a downward trend, its sales for the quarter – at EUR3.1bn – were up 37 per cent year on […]

Sony Ericsson brings out yet more devices

Although it launched four new devices only a month ago, Japanese Swedish joint venture Sony Ericsson refreshed its portfolio again on Friday with six new devices. The vendor introduced the Z320 and Z250 low end devices; the K530 stainless steel WCDMA phone, which comes bundled with the HGE100 wired headset that includes a GPS receiver; […]

Sony building PSP cellphone?

Last month, Sony struck a deal with BT to turn the PlayStation Portable (PSP) gaming device into a phone by integrating VoIP. But it looks like the electronics giant has bigger plans for the popular gadget, by turning it into a cellphone. An application, filed by Sony Ericsson in November, popped up on the US […]

Sony Ericsson flexes muscle with P1

Sony Ericsson launched a flock of new shinies on Wednesday, including a variety of Java-based low cost handsets as well as a new flagship smartphone. The S500 is a small slider based on EDGE, while the T650 is a candybar UMTS device that includes a photo blogging application. There was also an extra slim basic […]

Sony Ericsson records strong quarter

The world’s fourth biggest handset vendor, Sony Ericsson, more than doubled its profits in the first quarter as the company’s Walkman and Cyber-shot branded phones continue to sell like hot cakes. Net income for the quarter jumped to Eur245m compared to Eur109m in the same period last year, as the Japanese-Swedish joint venture recorded a […]

Sony Ericsson in bed with Sagem

Handset manufacturer Sony Ericsson said Monday that it has signed licensing and ODM (Original Developer Manufacturer) agreements with smaller rival, Sagem, for the building of entry level mobile phones. Under the agreement, French vendor Sagem will licence certain hardware and software technologies to Sony Ericsson. Sagem will also provide Sony Ericsson with a number of […]

Sony Ericsson onto a good thing

Sony Ericsson looks to have hit the sweet spot by attaching the Cyber-shot and Walkman brands of its Japanese parent to its mid and high end phones. The mobile phone manufacturer on Thursday reported that net income for the third quarter almost tripled over the past year, shooting up to Eur298m (£201m), compared to Eur104m […]

Sony Ericsson sets sights on top three

Sony Ericsson, the Swedish-Japanese handset maker, reached its fifth anniversary Monday and set itself the target of becoming one of the top three players within five years. Over the past five years the 50:50 joint venture has leapt from a loss making sixth place to a profitable fourth position in terms of global handset market […]

Sony’s M-Buzz too expensive and niche – analysts

Analysts have serious reservations about Sony Ericsson’s new mobile promotional space for breaking or emerging artists, dubbed ‘M-Buzz’. The new service is being marketed as a compliment to the firm’s existing ‘PlayNow’ download service and its range of Walkman phones. M-Buzz will, according to Sony, enable consumers to download featured full tracks, videos, biographies, gig […]

Sony Ericsson surges in

Mobile manufacturer Sony Ericsson on Thursday said its Q2 earnings almost doubled, largely due to strong sales of its Walkman music phones. Spurred on by the growth, the handset maker raised its global market forecast for 2006. The company said its net profit rose to Eur143m (£98.79m) in the three months ending June 30, up […]


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