New President for Sony Ericsson
Both Sony and Ericsson each own 50% of Sony Ericsson and the joint venture has lost the equivalent of $1 Billion dollars since July 2008 while global market share has tumbled to 5.1% since June. According to research firm Strategy Analytics, it is the smallest of the major cellphone manufacturers trailing Nokia, Samsung, LG and Motorola. Nordberg dismissed reports that Ericsson was going to leave the joint venture saying that in the 8 years that Sony Ericsson has been in business, it has produced profits equal to $2.3 billion dollars for the Swedish firm alone.
Some interesting models are going to be launched soon by Sony Ericsson including the Satio with a 12.1MP camera and the "Rachael" which is a Android powered handset equipped with the 1GHz Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm, and an 8MP camera. This device will be considered the Xperia X3 while the Xperia X2 is expected to be a proper sequel to the maligned Xperia X1 with its panel interface. The X2 will have a bigger 3.5 inch OLED display, be powered by a custom version of the Windows Mobile 6.5 OS and offer a camera with 8.1MP.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Preliminary Specifications
Sony Ericsson Rachael Preliminary Specifications
Sony Ericsson Satio Specifications | Preview