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).



1. unregistered

great review! i enjoyed this

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Phone Arena,,,, Very Good Job. Thanks for this type of Aritical. One Request for you. There is a system to watch TV on the mobile phone. Most probably DVH-TV. Can you explain that on your next artical. thanks in advance. Sayem

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Phone Arena thank you for this great historical information

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great job, waiting for nokia tube, it looks so great (esp in dark knight movie) heard the its going to be released in october 8th in UK. if can try a review about few best phones of all time :)

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I want to learn the history of Sanyo! :D

6. C-Chicki

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 03, 2008

It was very informative. Thanks

7. surinder beri unregistered

great work phoneArena Team! Kudos to u

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Interesting facts, good job phonearena

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Good work with the article, im surprised theres no iPhone fanboys saying "but what about apple"

10. Adi unregistered

Great job. This article is among the best posts that phonearena ever release.

11. fingerling unregistered

hasnt been around as long but what about htc phones, not many others that can claim their specs and none to match touch HD

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HTC and Apple seems to be among the brands on that Others piece (16.4% combined market share). Well HTC used to manufacture phones for O2 so it's no wonder that their specs are among the best of the world...

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