Sony Ericsson is no more, long live Sony Mobile Communications

Sony Ericsson is no more, long live Sony Mobile Communications
Sony just announced today the official break-up with its Sony Ericsson jailhouse tat, which has been bugging it for quite some time. The mobile phone joint venture with the Swedish telecom company Ericsson had a good run for over a decade, but recently it became an obstacle for Sony's grand "four-screen" idea for seamless convergence across its smartphone, tablet, computer and TV lineups.

Thus, Sony paid its way out of it to the tune of $1.47 billion, and called it a day. The company will rebrand its phones division to Sony Mobile Communications, and out handsets with only the coveted Sony in the front, as was revealed today in flesh and blood with the Sony Xperia ion and Xperia S. We admit we'll miss a little the silver and green SE logo that was, but not having to write Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro twenty times in a review will more than make up for it.

The Xperia ion and Xperia S are not only the best smartphones that the company has created to date, but also mark a new beginning for Sony, which is struggling to regain its previous glory across the world of consumer electronics. We cross fingers for Sony to pull through, as the more quality companies in the game, the more we'll benefit in the form of thin, light and amazingly capable handsets and tablets. 

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11 Comments

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

WOOOT WOOOT!!!! GO SONY!!!! I LOVE YOU AND EVERY OTHER MOBILE OS EQUALLY BECAUSE I"M NOT A TROLL AND DEFINITELY NOT A FANABOY!!!!

2. palmguy

Posts: 983; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Sony Walkman. Oh back in the day.

3. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Who cares! The only thing that really matters is producing a great product anyway.

6. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I get your point but this is Sony's only chance at redemption and it is well respected. So at least show some type of gratitude towards Sony. They are really trying hard to fight this android battle and so far they have been doing a decent job.

4. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

That partnership never took off. A lot of plain Sony Ericsson phones that never prevailed. Like saying Lexus Kia.....

5. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Sony can stand alone and so well. But they have a whole lot of catchin up in this arena of cell phones...they are way behind.....i do like the sony s tablet though...

7. Owoteva

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Will miss the SE logo but what can you do. Always had a soft spot for Sony Ericsson so all the best to them. If only they bring out a WP8 Apollo by years end with similar specs as the Xperia S and personally I'll be a happy camper

8. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Maybe now they can make the full Playstation phone...Being able to play PSP and maybe even PS2 games...

9. dragonnub99

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

great sony is back on track!

10. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

http://blog.sony.com/video-pro...2012-gadgets Xperia S and ion will have GB in the demo models. Available in Q1 & Q2 and is upgradable to ICS maybe on its final model. To ICS fans, dont be disappointed because of its GB OS. It is still a demo model. IT WILL BE UPGRADED Video in the link includes new SONY products.

11. ToneDef

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Good luck Sony. Bring the competition to your competitors and if consumers like what we see, we'll be sure to come a-knocking.

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