Sony-Ericsson

  • Oops – Sony Ericsson Swings To A 207 Million Euro Net Loss In Q4 2011

    Oops – Sony Ericsson Swings To A 207 Million Euro Net Loss In Q4 2011

    Smartphone maker Sony Ericsson this morning posted a pre-tax loss of 247 million euros ($318 million) in the fourth quarter of 2011, after reporting a profit of 31 million euros in Q3 2011. The company, a 50:50 joint-venture between Sony and Ericsson, blames “intense competition”, “price erosion” and effects from the flooding in Thailand as some of the main drivers for… Read More

  • Sony Xperia S Demonstration at CES 2012

    Hands-On With The Sony Ericsson Xperia S From CES

    I’ve never been a huge fan of Sony Ericsson. The phones are fine, I guess, and I certainly commend the company’s drive to differentiate. The Xperia Play is a great concept but it failed to really take off. Today, however, I was very impressed after taking a good hard look at the new Xperia S. It’s not the thinnest phone at .4 inches, nor does it have the biggest screen, but… Read More

  • Motorola And Sony Ericsson Weigh In On The Android 4.0 Upgrade Process

    Motorola And Sony Ericsson Weigh In On The Android 4.0 Upgrade Process

    The era of Ice Cream Sandwich is upon us, and while some of us are waiting diligently for our Galaxy Nexuses to to arrive, others are left pondering a more different question: when will my device get Android 4.0? Sony Ericsson (soon to be just Sony) and Motorola have heard our pleas, and have both gone into lengthy tirades about how the Ice Cream Sandwich process actually works and how long… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson To Rebrand In 2012, Aims For Top Of The Android Pack

    Sony Ericsson To Rebrand In 2012, Aims For Top Of The Android Pack

    Sony and Ericsson have made no secret of their impending split-up, but at the time of the announcement, the two didn’t have much to say about when the companies would officially go their separate ways. That is, of course, until now: a high-level source from within Sony told the Times of India that the mobile phone company will begin to fly solely under Sony’s banner by the middle… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson’s Vscreens Moves Your Mobile Content To The Big Screen

    Sony Ericsson’s Vscreens Moves Your Mobile Content To The Big Screen

    Getting content from your Android device onto a bigger screen has never been terribly hard, but Sony Ericsson’s Vscreens service makes it an absolute cakewalk. There’s no fiddling with DLNA settings or fumbling with cables here — just QR codes. Once you’ve downloaded the Vscreens app from the Android Market (which works on any Android device running 2.1 later, not just… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Clarifies Xperia Ice Cream Sandwich Plans

    Sony Ericsson Clarifies Xperia Ice Cream Sandwich Plans

    In addition to outlining its plans in Dutch on Facebook, Sony Ericsson has clarified its stance on bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to the Xperia-toting masses on its blog today. As if you haven’t been obsessively reading up on the update already, I’ll go ahead and mention a few new features including flexible widgets, Roboto font, the ability to take screen shots, revamped… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Forces A Fan Site Into Submission

    Sony Ericsson Forces A Fan Site Into Submission

    Yikes, what a disheartening story. Proving that they don’t know a damned thing about fan communities, Sony Ericsson has filed a formal complaint against the fan-operated blog/forum Xperiablog.net, claiming that the owners were using it in “bad faith”. Fearing the costs of a legal battle, the site says they will be shutting down operations immediately. If there were a class… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Plans To Release Android 4.0 To The Xperia Line In 2012

    Sony Ericsson Plans To Release Android 4.0 To The Xperia Line In 2012

    Sony Ericsson has joined HTC in offering up a general plan for pushing the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates to existing handsets. In a message on its Dutch Facebook page, the company has said it will roll out Ice Cream Sandwich to all 2011 Xperia handsets. Phones that should receive the update include the Xperia Play, Xperia neo and neo V, Mini Pro, Xperia Ray, and the Xperia arc. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Sold 22 Million Android Devices To Date, Going Smartphone-Only In 2012

    Sony Ericsson Sold 22 Million Android Devices To Date, Going Smartphone-Only In 2012

    A day after Google announced that 190 million Android devices have been manufactured to date, Sony Ericsson this morning revealed that 22 million of those that were sold were its Android-powered Xperia smartphones. In fact, 80 percent of the company’s sales now comes from higher-end mobile devices, which is why Sony Ericsson will be shifting its entire product portfolio to… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson CEO: We Should Have Taken The iPhone More Seriously

    Sony Ericsson CEO: We Should Have Taken The iPhone More Seriously

    In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Sony Ericsson President and CEO Bert Nordberg made a number of interesting statements about the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Motorola. Defending the decision to pick Android as the choice operating system for its mobile handsets, Nordberg posits that it was ‘the best choice they could have made’ considering its rapid growth, but… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson 2011’s Xperia Line Will Get ICS, But Where’s Everyone Else?

    Sony Ericsson 2011’s Xperia Line Will Get ICS, But Where’s Everyone Else?

    With an October/November launch window more or less confirmed, the next burning question is which devices will get to benefit from the Ice Cream Sandwich treatment first. Motorola’s Sanjay Jha mentioned last month that he’d like his company to be first to market with an ICS device, but now another vendor has thrown their official support behind the latest update. Today, Sony… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Reveals “Live With Walkman” Android Smartphone

    Sony Ericsson Reveals “Live With Walkman” Android Smartphone

    Sony Ericsson knows how to do Facebook. A social network can’t be the only selling point of the phone, like on the HTC Status — there has to be something else. For gamers, SE brought Facebook into the mix with the Xperia Play. Now, music fans are getting the same love. This morning, SE unveiled the Live With Walkman smartphone featuring a button for instant music access and… Read More

  • Japan Earthquake Pushes Sony Ericsson To A Q2 Loss; Smartphones Account For 70 Percent Of Sales

    Japan Earthquake Pushes Sony Ericsson To A Q2 Loss; Smartphones Account For 70 Percent Of Sales

    Sony Ericsson released its quarterly earnings this morning, reporting a surprise loss for Q2 2011 and declining sales. The earthquake that hit Japan earlier this year has a lot to do with the slump, as it had a major effect on the company’s supply chain. The quarter ended in a net loss of €50 million (roughly $70.5 million), compared to a net income of €12 million ($17 million) in… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Reveals Ultra-Thin Xperia Ray, Water-Resistant Xperia Active Smartphones

    Looks like two new Xperia smartphones are headed out of Sony Ericsson labs and into the wild, with an expectation to launch in the third quarter. We still don’t know much about the handsets, called the Xperia Ray and the Xperia Active, although we can confirm that both will be powered by Google’s Android OS. From the ads, we’re thinking that the Ray will run Android 2.3… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY E3

    Hands-On With The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY At E3 2011

    Did you hear? I’m a fan of the Xperia Play. Watch the video above and I say it about a billion times. Thanks to the flights to and from E3 (and several boring bar nights at the event), I’ve put in lots of time with the Android gaming device and have fallen in love. My little E3 meeting calmed my fears of device abandonment as it seems SE is ready to support the Play with a… Read More

  • Xperia Play, Arc Get Android 2.3.3 Update From Vodafone Including New Facebook UI

    Xperia Play, Arc Get Android 2.3.3 Update From Vodafone Including New Facebook UI

    Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play and Arc smartphones will be getting an update this morning to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, but only for our cross-the-pond friends on Vodafone’s network. Sorry Verizonites, but I’m sure your Xperia handsets will get bumped up to 2.3.3 soon. In the mean time, Vodafone Play and Arc owners can look forward to a few bug fixes, and Facebook Inside… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Announces Integration Of Facebook's 'Single Sign On' Across All Android Phones

    Sony Ericsson Announces Integration Of Facebook's 'Single Sign On' Across All Android Phones

    In an industry first, Sony Ericsson strategic business developer Martin Essl just announced that Sony Ericsson will integrate Facebook’s Single Sign On system across all its Android phones in the next couple of months. Launched in December, Single Sign On is like Facebook Connect for mobile apps, removing friction because it allows you to log into all apps that use Facebook Connect just… Read More

  • Report says that Sony Ericsson has Windows Phone 7 devices "in the pipeline"

    Report says that Sony Ericsson has Windows Phone 7 devices "in the pipeline"

    A report from Digitimes today has stated that Sony Ericsson have Windows Phone 7 devices “in the pipeline.” Sony Ericsson have previously said that Windows Phone 7 has “remained on their roadmap”, but, to date, we’ve seen nothing of any WinPho devices from ol’ ess eee. However, with Sony Ericsson’s market share continuing to decrease, it seems that… Read More

  • A Long Hands-On With The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

    I’m totally down with Sony Ericsson trying almost anything to stay relevant in non-niche markets, so the Xperia Arc looks actually exciting and/or good. Sadly, as handsome as it is I doubt there are many who who really want to watch an eleven minute video describing every nuance. However, if you’re that kind of guy, here you are. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Vivaz 2 leaks out in detail

    Sony Ericsson Vivaz 2 leaks out in detail


    Sony Ericsson’s Symbian-powered Vivaz looks to be getting an update, with a leak outlining an Android-powered successor. Mobile Review have a very detailed overview of the phone — also known as the MT15i or Halon — including more pics than you can shake a megapixel at. The skinny of it all, though, is the juicy, juicy specs, which I’ve compiled for you after the break. Read More