Sony Wants Full Control Of Sony Ericsson To Boost Smartphones

Sony is looking to buy out Ericsson?s share of Sony Ericsson, a move to gain full control and beef up development of the struggling handset unit. Japanese-Swedish joint venture, a 50-50 partnership since 2001, is the sixth-largest handset maker, but has been losing profits in recent years as it held back on smartphone development.

Sections:  business   
Topics:  cell phone   electronics   gadgets   mobile   smartphone   sony   sony ericsson   technology   
RELATED ARTICLES
  • Microsoft Develops Set-Top Box
    Microsoft has been developing designs for a simple set-top device for streaming video and other entertainment options. More
  • Amazon may be working on a smartphone with hologram-like 3DAmazon may be working on a smartphone with hologram-like 3D
    Amazon is reportedly developing a smartphone that sports a 3D screen that relies on retina-tracking technology to make images seem to float above the screen like a hologram. With the smartphone, users would be able to navigate through content by using their eyes alone, according to two unnamed people who discussed the phone with the Wall Street Journal. More
  • YouTube launches pay channels with campy flicksYouTube launches pay channels with campy flicks
    Roger Corman's campy B movies, children's shows like "Sesame Street" and "Inspector Gadget," and inspirational monologues by celebrities — these are among the 30 channels that will require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube coming soon. More
  • FCC moving forward on speedier in-flight Internet serviceFCC moving forward on speedier in-flight Internet service
    U.S. federal telecommunications regulators are pushing ahead with efforts to bring faster Internet service to commercial and private airline flights. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday started deliberations on a proposal that would offer a new type of in-flight broadband service promising U.S. More
  • Microsoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billionMicrosoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billion
    According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. More
BING NEWS:
  • Sony Ericsson Phones To Be Rebranded As Sony
    Sony hopes that by taking full control of Sony Ericsson, it can use its resources to help expand ... that it can use audio and video content from its entertainment arm to help boost the appeal of its devices. “Sony is the world’s biggest entertainment ...
    12/5/2011 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Sony Buys Ericsson Stake in Handset Joint Venture
    ... been reluctant to fully provide its own brand into the Sony Ericsson joint venture," said Pete Cunningham, principal analyst at Canalys. Mr. Cunningham said Sony, without full control over Sony Ericsson, was concerned that the Xperia Play would ...
    10/27/2011 - 9:00 pm | View Link
  • Sony buys Ericsson out of mobile phone venture
    REUTERS - Sony Corp is to buy full control of the Sony Ericsson mobile phone venture from its Swedish partner as it seeks to boost its consumer products offering and to catch up on smartphone and tablet makers such as Apple and Samsung. The 1.05 billion ...
    10/27/2011 - 6:29 pm | View Link
  • Sony to take complete control of Sony Ericsson
    Sony Corp is to take full control of its Sony Ericsson mobile phone joint venture with Swedish mobile phone network gear maker Ericsson as it seeks to catch up with other makers of smartphones and boost its offering of consumer eletronics, the companies ...
    10/26/2011 - 10:42 pm | View Link
  • Sony buys full control of mobile phone venture Sony Ericsson
    Sony Corp is to take full control of its Sony Ericsson mobile phone joint venture with Swedish mobile phone network gear maker Ericsson (ERICb.ST) as it seeks to catch up with other makers of smartphones and boost its offering of consumer eletronics ...
    10/26/2011 - 7:30 pm | View Link
  • More
BING SEARCH:
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY
    Available on AT&T as Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G Also known as R800a, R800at, R88i
    10/31/2014 - 9:10 am | View Website
  • Sony Mobile Communications
    Manufacturer of a number of phones based on the UIQ platform including the P800 and P900 ranges. Includes specifications and software downloads for available handsets.
    10/31/2014 - 5:49 am | View Website
  • Sony Xperia Z2 General discussion
    AndrewEA writes... How to add notifications on the lock screen like messages and missed calls? First you need to Enable Widgets in the security settings.
    10/31/2014 - 2:22 am | View Website
  • Sony Xperia Z2
    As title. Post where you are ordering your z2 from and cheapest prices you have seen... Outright and good contract offers... Direct from sony is $759.
    10/31/2014 - 2:07 am | View Website
  • Sony Xperia Z1 press release leaked, full spec list ...
    We have managed to obtain the full press release for the Sony Xperia Z1 ‘Honami’, which Sony is planning to fully unveil tomorrow. We have seen so many leaks for ...
    10/31/2014 - 12:56 am | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Business News