By Stephen Schenck | October 14, 2011 6:29 PM
If you’re a fan of Sony Ericsson’s smartphones, whether that’s because of excellent cameras, or the inclusion of video game controls, we’ve got some good news for you: in a recent phone call with investors, the company revealed its intention to abandon feature phones altogether, and commit to all its releases being smartphones over the course of next year.
Admittedly, SE’s well on its way to being smartphone-only when it comes to handsets, but it still manages to churn out a few feature phones, like the recent Sony Ericsson txt, a messaging-centered dumbphone. Understandably, shifting away from such models won’t represent a major strategy change for the company, but it will mean that there are just that many additional researches dedicated to creating future smartphones.
With the clock ticking on Symbian, it stands to reason that SE will become even more centered on producing Android models. The way things are looking, by this time next year, there’s a chance that nearly all SE phones could be Androids.
Besides a new focus on smartphones, what else does the future hold for Sony Ericsson? The company didn’t give away too many details, but one tidbit is that an autosteroscopic 3D phone is in the works; no word on an ETA.