Sony Phasing Out Sony Ericsson Brand By Mid 2012

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At the end of October Sony announced its intentions to buy out Ericsson’s share of the joint-venture which tried hard to come back to a solid position on the market with its Android-powered smartphones in the Xperia line-up.

With Ericsson out of the Sony Ericsson equation, the Japanese company said, via a Senior Executive, that the Sony Ericsson brand will be completely phased out until mid-2012. From that point on phones made in Japan will be only wearing the Sony branding.

Also, stepping out of a 50-50 joint venture and becoming a 100% Japanese company, Sony is now looking forward to receiving support from the mother ship: “Sony is the world’s biggest entertainment company. <...> Now that we are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corp. we expect to gain from its assets on the content, technology and brand side“.

Source: The Times of India

Via: MobileBurn

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