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Sony to outsource up to 40% of phone manufacturing?

07 November, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Sony to outsource up to 40% of phone manufacturing? - read the full textSony is looking to ship more phones in 2013, according to DigiTimes, going from a projected 35 million to 50 million. To get the job done, the company plans to outsource some of the manufacturing to big ODMs. Foxconn has been manufacturing low-end Sony phones since Q3 of this year. According...

 

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what ever way sony make the product...once it goes there is no support available...my sony phone stoped working immediatly after purchase....sony shops nor replace or repair the product....Why to risk your mony with sony

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  • 2012-11-20 05:08
  • kf2$

The manufacturing psrt is easy its the R&D (research and design) that makes or breaks products. Sony or who ever that outsources products will have reference design specifying whats chips materials are to be used all the contractor has to do is abide by this machines put products together with little help from humans so no sony distinguishment is lost anyway.

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  • 2012-11-10 01:51
  • JCp7

> In reply to Zony @ 2012-11-07 17:29 from fqfL - click to readYeah like those cheap and cheesy IPhone things that Foxcon makes for some other well known company. :-)

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  • 2012-11-09 17:30
  • SgvH

When they release ICS update foe Xperia sola
I'm from Egypt

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  • 2012-11-08 17:58
  • fke3

Sony is back baby

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  • 2012-11-08 13:36
  • pr06

well looks like sony quality will be going down the down the kermit. yes we will see cheaper high end phones but will they be any good. design wise probably yes. hardware wise probably not.

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  • 2012-11-08 12:22
  • nESA

> In reply to alex @ 2012-11-08 09:46 from 2AvX - click to readscreens cameras and chipsets are made in Japan! like samsung which makes improtant parts in korea!

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  • 2012-11-08 11:55
  • MDVw

Looks like James Bond used Sony Xperia T also china made?

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  • 2012-11-08 09:56
  • 2AvX

> In reply to Chewy @ 2012-11-08 09:36 from MVg6 - click to readThe did go solo, but they keeped the logo. Į can see that every time į look on the back of my sola.

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  • 2012-11-08 09:54
  • 3ZRE

iphone is china made, consider low-end product
china are destroy US, cause jobless in US
the benefit only good to the Sony & Apple for their own better profit.
The conclusion is: China Product, US Salesman - acceptable by user.

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  • 2012-11-08 09:46
  • 2AvX

sony also involves in motion pictures. Producing some of the mega blockbuster movies in the world.

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  • 2012-11-08 09:41
  • t7Xk

Isn't that the SonyEricsson logo? I thought Sony went solo?

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  • 2012-11-08 09:36
  • MVg6

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-07 18:10 from thu9 - click to readFYI, Sony is a very big company. .They make products like TVs, Appliances, Cameras, Displays, Playstation and Smartphones. . Sony is even bigger than Samsung in the distant past.. They even made Asimo the cute robot, am i ryt?

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  • 2012-11-08 09:13
  • t7Xk

I hope they will bring back the furious spirit of the 2011 Xperia army!

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  • 2012-11-08 06:44
  • KiSe

Foxconn made iphone, does it mean iphone low end too?

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  • 2012-11-08 05:50
  • vpjD

then quality will be lost as a nokia now. bad news

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  • 2012-11-08 04:10
  • IWRV

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-07 18:55 from vaNH - click to readComparing Tipo low end with Note 2? Not a fair comparison. Different performance, price, capability...

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  • 2012-11-08 04:01
  • whw6

Sony is a good Company, but from past 4 years it lost market in all segments of its group products, sony polices are regid, heaping on old glory. Sony has stopped Entry range, and also innovative design models,
But they Software is user friendly and best for usage.

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  • 2012-11-08 03:59
  • 2SPd

> In reply to Zony @ 2012-11-07 17:29 from fqfL - click to readCheap Build Quality? that's Samsung.

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  • 2012-11-07 22:36
  • Rn6R

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-07 18:55 from vaNH - click to readFoxconn's Clients

Acer Inc.
Amazon.com
Apple Inc.
Cisco
Dell
Hewlett-Packard
Microsoft
Motorola Mobility
Nintendo
Nokia
Samsung Electronics (South Korea)[48]
Sony (Japan)

These are foxconns clients bro.

Also Sony plans to manufacture 40 million units, but I doubt they will sell 40 million units. But either way, good risk. Samsung success comes from their cheap low end phones, sony is going to try to replicate this sucess by following Samsungs way of doing things. Cheap low end cell phones, and many models of it. Good job Sony

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  • 2012-11-07 21:51
  • Rn6R

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