Report: Sony to cut 1000 jobs from its smartphone division
posted by Alan F. / Jan 27, 2015, 10:46 PM
Sony's goal is to shrink head count in the mobile division by 5000 jobs, or 30%, by the end of the March 2016 fiscal year. The job cuts are scheduled to be announced on February 4th when Sony is scheduled to report its earnings for the period covering April through December.
The company is expected to soon unveil its latest flagship handset, the Sony Xperia Z4. While the phone was originally expected to be unveiled at MWC in March, the latest speculation has the phone getting unwrapped this summer.
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Android is doing so well with marketshare...LOL! More cuts are bound to happen with Samsung, LG, HTC, and Motorola.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 10:50 PM 3
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Both sentence are true. However, competitions has just become even more fierce with many brands entering the markets. Android Consumer stand to benefit from even cheaper, more feature pack device. One thing is for sure, every brands wants a bigger piece of the pie. While Apple is doing extremely well in term of their own profit. How it will benefit a average iOS user is yet to be determined. CreeDiddy, may be you can share how has it benefit you?
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 12:46 AM 0
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If Japan branded, then no buy, plain and simple
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 10:57 PM 2
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What's wrong with Japan?
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 10:58 PM 15
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He's actually in the negative side. People in China do buy Sony products, they don't even give a damn about "China and Japan are enemies" just because of a company from Japan, if that's so, Sony will exit the China market already.
posted on Jan 27, 2015, 11:46 PM 6
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Pride, Territories an money, all the fireworks. I hope Sony can stand strong, if not call in help, like another that might want to go mobile idk...Sansui, Nakamichi, Marrantz, Akai maybe pass on Olympus, but there has to be a way to rekindle their fires. Idk I'm reaching there I know but hope springs eternal.
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 12:29 AM 1
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If they don't do something extraordinary with the Z4, I would buy an iPhone or Nexus.
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 12:32 AM 0
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This year i'm not going to buy any flagship phone, I'll wait and see what my favorite android manufacturer (HTC, Sony, Motorola, i even started to like LG) bring in 2016. It looks like manufacturer will not bring Corephotonics' Dual Camera technology in 2015. If android manufacturer failed to beat iphone 6s camera with Corephotonics' Dual Camera tech then i'll probably buy a iphone 7. I wonder when Sony going to bring their curved sensor into their phones. And talking about dream phone if Xperia nexus come out, i'll buy that phone for sure.
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 2:31 AM 0
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how about put sd 805 instead of 801 in your z3? Maybe, that will help with your sales? I was going to get the z3, but it came with 801 and not 805, so no buy for me.lol
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 4:05 AM 0
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This really saddens me. Like yeah, people losing jobs and such, but I've always loved Sony as a company. Obvious fanboyism, but they're known for quality products and it's sad to think that they're dying off.
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 3:32 PM 0
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Most of the Chinese companies are sell their products thru online. So they completely by pass the dealers and distributors which save cost. So they can sell mobile with very low margin. But companies like Sony, Samsung, HTC are selling through dealers, distributors, retailers and showrooms. So they have to pay for that. That's why their mobiles are relatively over priced than chinies mobiles. Motorola is going in good way, they sell mobiles thru online( at least in India)
posted on Jan 28, 2015, 9:46 PM 0
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