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Sony to try the smartwatch game for a second time

Sony’s next-generation SmartWatch is “coming soon” according to the product page, and it looks like a huge improvement over the company’s first attempt, which debuted in Sept. 2010. The SmartWatch connects wirelessly to an Android phone for message notifications checking Facebook and Twitter or monitoring exercise.

Without Sony, Ericsson finally becoming broadband player

On paper, the Sony Ericsson divorce is a win-win for both companies. However, it’s a winning move for Ericsson because it allows the company to focus on its core strengths — broadband — as it competes with China’s Huawei, its biggest and scariest competitor.

What does Sony control of Sony Ericsson really mean?

Sony has announced that it is buying full control of handset maker Sony Ericsson for $1.46 billion. But will it change anything? Here are five things that bringing the business in-house means for the Japanese electronics giant and the wider industry.

Industry Moves: Nimbuzz; HTC; Sony Ericsson

— Nimbuzz: Arthur Van De Poll is the new COO at Nimbuzz, which develops mobile apps that give users “free” calls, chat and messaging. He wa…

Symbian Foundation’s Fate Up In The Air?

The Symbian Foundation has a rough road ahead of it, and without support from many handset-makers beyond Nokia (NYSE: NOK), it may face be f…

Android This Week: Hot Droid, New Droid

Statistics released this week show the Droid to be the most used Android phone on the web, by a significant margin. The same numbers show the EVO 4G, only out for a few days, has nearly pulled even with the Google Nexus One in web usage.

XPERIA Line Gets New Member, Android 2.1 This Year

Sony Ericsson is not sitting back on its XPERIA phone line and watching the Android parade go by. The firm unleashed a new member of the line, the X8, and promises upgrades to Android 2.1 for all XPERIA X10 phones this year. Android keeps rolling on.

Sony Ericsson Improves In Q1; Hires New CFO

Sony (NYSE: SNE) Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC) surprised analysts with a strong first quarter, after working for the past year to cut expenses and s…

Should Motorola And Sony Ericsson Merge?

Motorola (NYSE: MOT) and Sony (NYSE: SNE) Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC) have both had their fair share of problems, and both are currently working o…

Sony Ericsson Shows Off First Android Device

*Sony Ericsson* unveiled the Xperia X10 today, the handset-makers’ first device running Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Android. The phone is part of th…

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Sony Ericsson To Seek $135.5 Million, Or More

Sony (NYSE: SNE) has said that Sony Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC) will probably seek to raise at least 100 million euros ($135.5 million) by next Ma…

Earnings: Sony Ericsson Drags Down Sony Results

Sony (NYSE: SNE) has released its full year earnings for the 12 months ending March 31st, and its 50 percent share in Sony Ericsson (NSDQ: E…

@ CTIA: BlackBerry App World Goes Live

Research In Motion issued a press release this morning, saying that the BlackBerry App World can now be downloaded by users. It’s available…

Sony Ericsson Expects

Sony (NYSE: SNE) Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC) expects to post a loss of between

Ericsson To Pull Out Of JV With Sony?

There are some reports doing the rounds that Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC) would like to leave the joint venture it has with Sony (NYSE: SNE) — Son…

Mobile Software Firm UIQ Files For Bankruptcy

Mobile software developer UIQ has filed for bankruptcy in a district court in Sweden, the company said today. The move has been expected for…

EU Proposing To Tax Smartphones

In a move that has angered handset manufacturers, the European Commission is planning on taxing certain smartphones, Reuters (via the Guardi…

Let The Widget Wars Begin

If you haven’t heard about the widget wars yet, you are about to. Last week, I moderated a panel at the Open Mobile Summit. The subject was…

3 Italia Launches YouTube Phone

Italian operator 3 Italia and Sony (NYSE: SNE) Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC) are introducing a YouTube phone this week–the W595–which will allow u…

iPhone Boosts Mobile Games

The iPhone comes to the rescue again. The WSJ reports in a lengthy feature that the time for mobile games may finally be arriving, thanks to…

Mobile Music Leads Games 3-1 In China: Report

Mobile entertainment is popular among the Chinese, with 34.8 percent reporting they listened to mobile music and 10 percent played a downloa…

Motorola To Exit Handset Business?

Nomura International analyst Richard Windsor has caused quite a stir with a research note published to the bank

Motorola Buys Half Of UIQ From Sony Ericsson

Sony (NYSE: SNE) Ericsson (NSDQ: ERIC) will sell half of its smartphone software unit UIQ (bought from Symbian last year) to Motorola (NYSE:…

Sony Ericsson: More On The PlayStation Phone

…Or rather one more Sony Ericsson exec commenting on the possibility of one. Miles Flint, the president, said it is considering PlayStatio…

Sony Ericsson President Steps Down

Miles Flint, the president of Sony Ericsson, has left the job saying that he “wanted to develop new personal and business opportunities afte…

Nokia’s Plans For A Music Download Store

Fortune Magazine (via CNN Money) has a rumors-are-rife story that Nokia (NYSE:NOK) is planning an online music service to rival iTunes. Whil…

Mobile Music Gets Real(ity) TV

With Apple planning to launch its iPhone in the region at the end of the year, Orange and Sony Ericsson, makers of the Walkman phone, are ta…

Samsung Nabs Number Two Spot

As Motorola’s woes continue other manufacturers are on the ascendant. “Samsung churned out 37.4 million handsets in the second quarter, comp…

Rumor: Ericsson Looking To Buy Motorola

This is very much a “rumors are rife” story, so take it as such: Ed Snyder at Charter Equity Research has allegedly claimed that two of the…

Handset Sale Growth Slowing — Analysts

Analysts have given some slightly different figures for global handset sales in the first quarter of this year (252 million from Strategy An…

Earnings: Sony Ericsson Revenue Almost Doubles

Sony Ericsson has released its first quarter earnings showing a strong growth year-on-year. Revenues increased by 47 percent to 2.925 billio…

Sony Ericsson Touts UIQ

Sony Ericsson is looking for other companies to invest in the mobile operating system UIQ, reports Computer Business Review. The company bro…

Top Handset For Gaming: Sony Ericsson

Some interesting user data from mobile gaming portal MobileRated: the top ten handsets for the year feature four Sony Ericsson terminals and…

Sony Ericsson To Buy OS Company UIQ

Sony Ericsson has agreed in principle to acquire UIQ, the Swedish Symbian-subsidiary that produces the user interface for the handset manufa…

Industry Moves: Groove Mobile, Sony Ericsson

Groove Mobile has promoted Adam Sexton to Chief Marketing Officer, where his responsibilities will include driving the development of Groove…

Place-Shifting From Sony Ericsson And Slingbox

Sony Ericsson has released a place-shifting device to team up with one of its high-end handsets. The LocationFree base station redirects TV…

Sony Ericsson Up On Music & Images

Sony Ericsson has posted some pretty impressive Q3 numbers…”19.8 million handset shipments (a 43 percent, year-on-year increase), $3.7 bil…