Sony Chairman Howard Stringer will leave the company in June

Sony Chairman Howard Stringer will leave the company in June
Last year, Sony's Howard Stringer, the company's Chairman, CEO and president, decided to drop two titles. So, he cut Howard and Stringer and was simply known as Chairman, CEO and president. Of course, that was a bit unwieldy when someone wanted his attention and called after him down the halls at Sony's HQ yelling, "Hey, Chairman, CEO and president."

O.K., we will confess. Stringer actually dropped the CEO and president titles in 2012 and in June, he will also step down as President of Sony. Since the Japanese manufacturer has so many products, we'd like to keep the focus on Stringer's career to some of the phones that appeared on his watch. He might not even have played a part in many of them, and most of the models during the golden days were from Sony's partnership with Ericsson.

While CEO of Sony, Sony Ericsson started the Xperia line. How many of you remember the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1? Released in September 2008, the phone introduced the panels UI that foreshadowed the Live Tiles on Windows Phone. The Windows Mobile powered device was supposed to offer more panels, but the whole concept never really took off. Still, as the first Xperia model, this device might have a warm spot in your heart. Here is a trivia question, boys and girls. Let's see how mobile you truly are. Who built the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1? The answer is HTC.

From that humble beginning, Sony eventually bought out joint venture partner Ericsson under the Stringer years and kept fine tuning the Xperia line until it became cool enough for James Bond with the Sony Xperia T. Just before that, you might remember how the thin translucent bar on the Sony Xperia S caused a commotion. And today, the water and dust resistant Sony Xperia Z is garnering attention with its 5 inch FHD display and quad-core processor.

A lot has changed in the world as Mr. Stringer made his way up the corporate ladder. No matter what Sony's Xperia line looks like in a few years, Mr. Stringer can sit back and proudly recall how it all started when he was running the company.

source: Engadget

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10 Comments

1. nikenturd unregistered

Sony sucks. Since when did we hear boatloads of people got excited over a new Sony phone? Probably none and will never happen. Their pricing scheme is absurd and ridiculous.

3. lee480 unregistered

I'm. That's why it's number one in some European countries. Since when is the HTC One or the Lumia creating excitement. Sadly, this is way Sony sales result thrashed both HTC and Nokia combined. Cheers :)

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Noooooooo!!!!!

4. wendygarett unregistered

Xperia x1 is the most failure ugly phone I have ever seen... I'm not surprised it is made by HTC, always make a bulky phone :(

5. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

It was fashionable then. NOKIA always will remain KING of bulky phones :)

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Its one of the best lookn phone from 2008. The iphone is the one thats ugly. Seriously wendy get a grip for once.

6. Maaaaaaaaster

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Oh. Thats All.

7. drpain

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

Circling the drain....... I called this just yesterday.

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Who cares bout this guy. He gets paid more than anybody else as a ceo.

13. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

can't compete with apple, quit your job, smart, sams next

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