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Sony aims to become third largest smartphone manufacturer

03 October, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Sony aims to become third largest smartphone manufacturer - read the full textSony Mobile Communications is planning to take over 20% of the all Android sales and become the world's third largest smartphone manufacturer in the near future. The ambitious target was mentioned by Dennis Van Schie, Sony's head of sales and marketing, in front of WSJ. Sony Mobile currently has...


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I don't know why Sony could not able to reach in top smartphone market share. It's is out of my thought. I have been using many Sony Ericsson or Sony devices. But never felt to regret for any. My music system to smartphone all are Sony and it's going to above a decade i've been using Sony's product. I wish one day Sony will reached no 1 position.

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  • 2013-12-28 13:30
  • t1$A

> In reply to ITmate @ 2013-10-06 13:12 from XNtq - click to readI agree with you..

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  • 2013-10-18 09:09
  • Kg6y

> In reply to geooox @ 2013-10-03 23:27 from LaAg - click to readi bet you're never had Sony smartphones, or are you just haters? but i'm really sure that your taste are very awful.. you shouldn't banishing sony products like that, i prefer sony's design better than any of brand that you're mentioned which is look the same over and over again..

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  • 2013-10-16 11:44
  • Kg6y

> In reply to Phone-geeky @ 2013-10-03 21:38 from fttm - click to readFunny, Xperia SP have better spec, screen, camera and lower price.. Get out of here..

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  • 2013-10-16 11:31
  • Kg6y

If they want to become the third biggest they will have to concentrate on actually updating their older phones OS's. The sheer lack of customer care from them is terrible.

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  • 2013-10-07 02:22
  • XpjH

I think Sony should make their own processors, GPUs and RAMs just like Samsung. They should also work on Playstation handsets like Xperia play 2 etc.

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  • 2013-10-06 13:12
  • XNtq

> In reply to Primark @ 2013-10-04 13:05 from vp98 - click to readOh fanboyism.... some iPhone lovers are a bit weird. They took the iPhone as a beautiful device but can't appreciate nor congratulate the beauty of Android.

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  • 2013-10-06 09:28
  • LKV2

> In reply to Timaustin2k @ 2013-10-04 12:03 from 3avG - click to readAgreed with the Sony's UI, it's really sleek, pretty, light and useful.

But, Samsung smartphones are not bad. Let's try to be a little bit objective people.

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  • 2013-10-06 09:22
  • LKV2

Today I played for a while with the Note 2 and if the Note 3 hasn't been improved a lot in its stylus interaction, I'd say I wouldn't use it, so, no Note 3 for me, hello Z Ultra n.n It's yet to be decided,but the Z Ultra is ahead so far.

Btw, I played with the ZL too, it's really really nice!!!!!!! How destructive can be bad comments and subjective reviewers! Its display is much, much better than comments said, the poor viewing angles, what? Really barely noticeable!!! It's very very fast, it seemed faster than my Razr i o.O Iliked so much its UI. I think I'm ready to buy the Z Ultra! It'd be a steep and un-fun learning curve if I'd go with the Note 3,I think. I very much liked the ZL n.n

So, what Sony needs to succeed in this goal is: A much better MARKETING department!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Silly Sony.

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  • 2013-10-06 09:16
  • LKV2

Just need to see more sony phones in America! AT&T has 0 sony phones. this deeply saddens me. i might have to get the lg g2 or nexus 5 at this rate and i just really really want a z1!!

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  • 2013-10-05 22:19
  • E87F

Xperia Z1 is really a cool phone by Sony and the price is right for it. It's not that hard to be the top three manufacturer especially if Sony keeps producing phones like Xperia Z1. In recent years, Sony has been good at software updates. I just need some more features and then i am sold. Goodluck Sony.

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  • 2013-10-05 15:41
  • U@aP

> In reply to Samarjit @ 2013-10-05 03:52 from bCcW - click to readIt's true. Maybe they will think of Windows, so they will not have these software update problems.

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  • 2013-10-05 10:02
  • spv6

Sony still have so many homeworks to do. The overheating issue and the blankspot syndrome are two of them. Any phone manufacturers can put any top hardware in their products but to optimize them altogether with the software, it's another story and Sony still don't have that capability. Not to forget the after sales service. We in Indonesia know how bad their after sales service quality.

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  • 2013-10-05 09:33
  • wr0t

Sony is extremely good at hardware integration, but lacks far behind in the software build from the likes of htc , samsung, apple and Nokia.
Also latge software updates on Xperia Phones isn't helping.It needs strong refurbishment in Mobile Software department to achieve what it aims to.

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  • 2013-10-05 03:52
  • bCcW

> In reply to antonio escuadro @ 2013-10-04 13:57 from v0qT - click to readWrong Forbes magazine just recently released list for 2012 most valuable company, Apple tops Samsung! Eat that. Coke, Google, mcsf, are amongst the top 5.

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  • 2013-10-04 16:37
  • thHv

> In reply to popye @ 2013-10-04 10:26 from vj1k - click to readVAIO UX series. Long before tablets
went mainstream, Sony tried its hand at
an almost-pocketable PC running
Windows. It even had a fingerprint
scanner and, on some models, support
for 2G data.

Google - Amazing weird products of Sony(the verge)

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  • 2013-10-04 16:36
  • fuvx

> In reply to antonio escuadro @ 2013-10-04 13:57 from v0qT - click to readThat's good news.i hate greedy apples principles.

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  • 2013-10-04 16:30
  • ancc

Sony just aimed to become third, they didn't even bash any phone company. Just a note, Sony is currently #57 most valuable company by Forbes, among the top innovative company as published in Yahoo this week for 2012. Samsung, Apple, coke, Google, Microsoft, Philips, GE, Pepsi, were also among some of the most valuable. No LG, no HTC, no China phone. Samsung is the 4th next to Apple, coke, and Google. Samsung has 4 times more asset value than Sony. Aiming number three is a challenge, but attainable in smartphone industry.

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  • 2013-10-04 16:25
  • thHv

that is why we are the best...we have something different and unique....thats why we r growing

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  • 2013-10-04 16:07
  • fqXv

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-10-04 01:24 from GT6G - click to readDon't be stupid he was comparin samsung and lg to Sony not HTC

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  • 2013-10-04 14:39
  • 3sEw

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