Sony wants to ship 65 million Xperia units next year
Sony plans on offering more phones powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and lower priced models that have MediaTek silicon inside. In addition, next year Sony will release its first smartphone powered by the Firefox OS. This model will be aimed at developing countries and the low to mid-range portion of the smartphone market. That, of course, will be in addition to the mid to high end Xperia models Sony will release, that are driven by Android.
The sources also indicate that Sony will be handing out orders to a trio of Taiwan based OEM/ODMs such as Arima Communications, Compal Communications and Foxconn/FIH Mobile. Each of those companies will be responsible for the production of 2-4 Sony Xperia handsets each. For fiscal year 2014, the three contract manufacturers will see orders from Sony increase 50% over the 2013 fiscal year, based on information from the sources.
1. md227a (Posts: 137; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
I'm not sure of the global roll out! But here in the US better get on more carriers then T Mobile.
13. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
It is not Sonys fault. Most of the Xpiera phones support all the US LTE Bands + WCDMA bands for 4g on the GSM carriers. Sony just refuses to let them ruin their phones by putting carrier bloat on them.
14. MartyK (Posts: 730; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)
I truly hope they keep all that crap off their beautiful phone,
They still need to make their phones with more Bands/Radio (include CDMA).
Also, bring in that sexy Z1 to the States also!
15. papss (unregistered)
Either they want sales or they don't. Truth is that they can't compete without the carriers and their nonsense. If that is the true reason I can understand but they don't have much choice.
2. smallworld (Posts: 454; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
They can do it. But they would sell much more if they really tried more in the US.
3. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)
Ambitious, I like it! If they keep binging in the good stuff with thinner bazels. and with the release of the ps4 i don't see why not.
7. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 221; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
What does the PS4 have to do with Xperia smartphones?
8. starandmountain (Posts: 53; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)
A lot. Look at SS. They sell a lot more appliances thanks to their brand recognition.
10. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 953; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)
With your thinking old xperias should have been dominating because PS1/2/3 is so much recognised. Especially in the days of PS2 no other console was even near it. Why didnt sony (sonyericsson) phones sell well back then?Its two separate divisions. Yes it gives the company good name but nothing to do with phones. If Sony doesnt MARKET their phones as well as Samsung they aint gonna ship anything. And not selling phones all all USA networks cause USA is the worlds biggest high end smartphone market. Samsung is dominating not cause S4 is better than Z1/LG G2/HTC ONE but because it spends more money on marketing, and very good marketing. Microsoft is more recognised than sony and samsung combined. But it cant sell even 1/10 of samsung phones...
20. romeo1 (Posts: 627; Member since: 06 Jan 2012)
If im correct sony ericsson did really well with the phones like the k-series and the w-series.
They just messed up with the support with the x1 /x10(mini) and people lost faith in the brand while the arc/neo etc. They crawled up with support and the phones where pretty fast for there time.
When Sony took over the stock of ericsson they stepped their game up.
Last year the s then the t.
this year the z and the z1.
If they keep this up next year they would do allot better cause people choose the z or z1 cause they want a "premium" android phone and the users are usually glad they chose these phones wich make choosing a second xperia more likely
25. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 204; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)
Your comment is making a lot os sense! Bravo! ;)
5. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
Without releasing their phones for all American carriers, it can be a little bit difficult.
And also i think Sony must start building its own OS instead of using Firefox. It can be a great idea. Sony OS can be named XOS (Xperia OS).
28. boosook (Posts: 1251; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Another OS starting from zero with no apps and used by only one brand? It would be a suicide. Even Samsung cannot afford to ditch Android, let alone Sony!
6. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
This makes sense.. as the market starts to shape up a strong alternative to Samsung, Sony is naturally fitting into place
12. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 903; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)
With Samsung, Apple, LG, Huawei and ZTE in their way, I wish them all the luck they can get, this is going to be entertaining to watch either way...
16. Immolate (Posts: 297; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
"Sony wants to ship 65 million Xperia units next year"
And I want to take a job as my company's boondoggle location tester for $1.25M per year.
21. papss (unregistered)
Your very first post has nothing to do with phones? I find that more offensive.
26. ngikngok (Posts: 11; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)
how about you? you always trolling this site since your very first post. Get over it you retarded trolls !
22. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 7030; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
If SONY wants to ship that many units they need to FOCUS ON THE U.S. MARKET. Put their device on every carrier/pre paid if they want to achieved that goal "MAKE BELIEVE". Still getting the Z1
23. jb4674 (Posts: 143; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Sony needs to offer their phones with subsidies so that they can truly take the market by storm. Supply and demand is only going get you so far when your flagship device costs 700+ USD. If the phones were subsidized, who wouldn't want to get their hands on Sony's flagship device for $299-$499?
24. DLanor1107 (Posts: 31; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)
I think Sony is the dark horse in the competition, they may not be the best but still they manage to remain stable and slowly claim the top... what i want to see is for them to push their products in US Carriers, that will really help them.... a lot.
29. lallolu (Posts: 304; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)
They can do i since they have a wide range of good phones right now. Not to mention the xperia z1 mini where they made it possible for android lovers that do not like big phnes to have a high end phone in a 'small' body.