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Sony ekes out small operating profit, cites 7.4 million phones sold, strong performance of the Xperia S

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Sony ekes out small operating profit, cites 7.4 million phones sold, strong performance of the Xperia S
Sony's operating income slid 77% year-on-year in the last quarter, the company reported, down to mere $79 million. This is still much better than the first quarter, when the company ate a huge loss on restructuring and consolidation charges.

Bringing Sony Mobile into its Mobile Products & Communications (MP&C) division would have increased sales in that segment, which also includes the company's laptops, with 14%, had it been done in the same quarter last year, thanks primarily to strong sales of the Sony Xperia S and the Sony Xperia acro HD, claims the company. 

Still, due to the falling prices of laptops, the MP&C division recorded a $356 million loss. The company sold 7.4 million smartphones, and its forecast for the 12 months ending August 2013 is 34 million units in total.

source: Sony (PDF)

Sony ekes out small operating profit, cites 7.4 million phones sold, strong performance of the Xperia S
Sony ekes out small operating profit, cites 7.4 million phones sold, strong performance of the Xperia S

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posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:58 4

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


Keep update the product and show who the future-proof now :)

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 03:15 7

2. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Sony already have cheap-o dual-cores. It's time for cheap-o quads! :)

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 03:27 10

3. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Congratulation to Sony! Besides Asus, the only Android manufacturer i have some faith in. One of the few companies not engaging in insane specwars, but caring about consumer experience. Just like... Ah, you know it.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 03:32 4

4. franzscorp (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 May 2012)


We love you SONY! May we request this time that please release a flagship phone one at a time (we mean with the latest hardware and software that will go head to head with the competition). We're not complaining here, just consider this as a request. LOL!

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 04:26 1

5. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i really dont know why sony philippine phones are pricey... even last year xperia series (mini, mini pro, neo, etc...) didnt even lower its price... i love sony more than samsung because i adore japanese tech than korean tech!!!

i hope sony will consider to lower down the prices of their phones... if they want to get the throne from samsung being the king of android empire...

and here, no carriers offers a sony/sony ericson phones all samsung and im irritated by that! not even nokia... they only offer lumia...but still pricey...

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 04:49 7

6. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 305; Member since: 03 May 2012)


The xperia line up is the best line up out there...

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 05:11 2

7. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


It's cool considering the fact that LG, Motorola and HTC are losing money.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 05:50 5

8. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


The Features, design and the UI of Sony just cant be compared with any other Android.. as a everyday Arc S, sola and Samsung Note user I know there is a huge UI difference on Sony devices.. and there is Facebook inside Xperia which is a pleasure to use :) Keep up Sony!!

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 06:26 1

9. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


maybe due to hong kong? i see sony ads erywhere! websites tv and sstores :D

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 07:01 1

10. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)


Good news, one brand that I love even thought don't much bombastic marketing gimmick but sony has characteristic, japanese philosophy

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 08:22 2

11. ahomad (Posts: 154; Member since: 15 May 2012)


good for them, sony is one of the rare companies that really produce quality products. if only they release up to date phones, they will be no.1. the xperia s chipset is last year chipset (I own one) and this is the major reason for it not to make huge success, other than that, the phone is perfect. if this exact phone used tegra 3 or S4 (the chip in the HTC one X) it would be the phone of the year.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 10:32 1

12. ryq24 (Posts: 509; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


sony should price their phones lower than samsung and htc because they are not that popular yet. their xperia phones are still not that well known as compared to samsung's galaxy lines or htc's one-series phones.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 20:17

13. pyradark (Posts: 776; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


their price is right, because those expensive sony phone is a whole package, not just the phone itself but the UPDATES & customer service...

see how arc can update to 4.1, while the first galaxy S is stuck to stoneage

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