History of the top five phone manufacturers

Sony Ericsson

Though strange it may seem, the manufacturer’s history began with a fire. The Swedes Ericsson are one of the telecommunication companies of longest standing (founded in 1876), but at the start of the 21st century it suffered heavy financial losses. A key factor to that was the big fire, which burst in the New Mexico factory, producing chips for the company. It led to intensifying the crisis in 2000, forcing Ericsson to look for external assistance. It came from Sony Corporation and laid the foundation of their co-operation in the production of mobile phones in 2001.

The company’s smartphones are of special interest. The first from that line, P800, was demonstrated in 2003. The biggest success, however, is related basically to the models of the W and K (musical and camera respectively) series. K750, released on the market in 2005, is the most successful Sony Ericsson phone.

Obviously, this heyday has gone, and in the recent trimester (the second of 2008), a sales fall of 97% has been registered. It made the company announce the forthcoming dismissal of 2000 workers.

It is interesting to know how the phones are being named during the process of their developing. They all bear women’s names and a great deal of these belong to famous tennis-players from the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), whose global sponsor is the company. We are very much looking forward to the visit of Venus (XPERIA X1) and Shiho (C905).


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