SONY first should stop with this sealed, glass design.
And should try to get rid of, those huge bezels (side bezels too)
Only Apple can sell "fancy" crap.
Anonymous, 10 Jan 2014Very few people buy phones as small as 4.3 these daysactually, with all different screen sizes around 4.0 is the most common, due to the iPhone, the others dont share a standard size for their flagships, so even as iPhone is far behind android, the most common size is still the iPhone size.
And the most sold Windows Phone is 4" as well, but with different aspect ratio.
The reason 4.3 isnt that popular has to do with price in relation to performance.
The 520 is cheap, and performs well for a cheap alternative.
Most 4.3 inches are mid-range both in performance and pricerange.
z1 compact may soon be overtaken in performance by the new generation of chipsets, but it's still up to date, you cant say that about other 4.3 inchers, not since the Galaxy S2.
Build them and people will come.
Many people forces themselves to use bigger phones, or phones with lesser performance, or an OS they dont want, to deal with the fact that there are no real alternatives in the about 4 inch class.
z1 compact has bezels, but Nokia is as least as bad, so Nokias 4.5 inchers are wider than even som 5 inchers, and thicker as well, making them less userfriendly.
now oems saw the ms eflop "mission accomplished" and they are thinking wp will be like desktop windows(i hope so).so they are going to make wp.flop and other trojans may had said same to nokia board but few saw the m$ plan of making wp so limited and buying nokia for so cheap.and some are still saying that nokia is going right way. hello! nokia d&s got sold out for cheaper than skype and how was this a right way? atleast it is good for few things like a better desktop os and prevent android monopoly but i had wish anyone but nokia.
PiXeLaDo, 11 Jan 2014News flash: the article you're linking to focuses on the Sony Entertainment division, which do... moreYup he probably is a SONY hater or he does not really understand the whole fact.
EVERY manufacturer that carries both Android and Windows knows they earn their money from the Android phones and earn next-to-nothing on the Windows phones (ask Samsung and HTC). Yes, Nokia (the only company betting all they have on Windows) sales is increasing (but from zero the only way to go is up or out). Yet the Android companies feel the need for another OS as backup so as not to be "captured" by Google. In case Google decides to pursue a direction they don't exactly agree with.
Microsoft doing a new Nokia?
Bringing down a cellphone manufacturer with their WP.
When Sony goes down Microsoft can buy the remains and also make a deal to sell them as Sony phones for some years.
Also Microsofts getting their hands on Ericsson, SonyEricsson and Sony patents regarding mobile phones.
No thanks! No more Microsoft for me, ever.
I think the idea is useless but on a separate note, there are a lot of Samsung fanboys commenting here. No one else hates on Sony like Samsung fans. You guys are getting to be just as stupid as the Apple fanboys you used to troll on! I like unbloated android; Sony's phones are second only to Nexus phones in that respect.
kris.joe., 11 Jan 2014"left them in the air" ????!! Really ?? As much I know about Nokia, n8 was the last ... moreso why they didnt go with droid, elop cant decide that easy without the support or the approval of the board, there must be a huge problem, and i have read that somewhere in 2010 i think nokia loss almost $1billion. you cant blame a half bake OS for nokias failure to go with android
ruddevil, 11 Jan 2014An act of desperation. I would suggest Microsoft to reject Sony coming into WP. They never bel... moreSony was never good at supporting their own products, even worse when their software is outsourced to third parties. Remember the Satio and the Vivaz? Yeah, Symbian on SE devices was awful. Can't comment on their WinMo devices because I've never used one.
"Don't hate the player, hate the game" applies here.
Dont have any idea if Sony would really lose its mobile cathegory. But sad to say their devices and gadgets are much more expensive than the other brands maybe thats why they have decrease in sales.. In our case here in Philippines we have lots of local brand phones that we can say can compete with the features of branded phones. The local brands are namely, myphone, cherry mobile,torque, arc mobile, star mobile, cloud phone and may other :)
An act of desperation. I would suggest Microsoft to reject Sony coming into WP. They never believed in it. I owned X1 and their support was even more pathetic than Samsung these days. WP don't need Sony to succeed. Sony may need WP now with their struggling Androids.
Ano, 10 Jan 2014Remember SonyEricsson X1 and X2? There is currently no WP device out there that has a keyboard... moreI know it's not impossible for big companies to make stupid mistakes, but Sony doesn't make QWERTY phones anymore for a reason, and it's because people are simply not buying them anymore.
Seriously, touchscreens have come a long way since resistive technology, so it's no longer a pain to type on them. See where BlackBerry is sitting right now? Yes, they thought keyboards would make it through 2010+
tl;dr: QWERTY phones are now relegated to a niche market, and I should know, I own one (Xperia Mini Pro).
Anonymous, 11 Jan 2014Come on dude, Nokia know what is happening in their company, they have no choice, they have lo... more"left them in the air" ????!! Really ?? As much I know about Nokia, n8 was the last phone which was made by them. N9 was great, but they (read Stephan elop) didn't support it in favor of a half baked OS only because of their latest CEO. If you say what about 808 pureview, they made it only because wp7 was not able to support that giant camera. That's why they made it.
you're saying fans left them, no they didn't, ask them, they still have Symbian devices, and if Symbian runs again they'll be back. Most of the Symbian or meego fans abandoned Nokia because android is made by the same thing as Symbian /meego was.
now don't say laggy or anything else, coz if you want power, then you have to bear those (but still I don't think android lags as much as you guys say). If you don't want power (read features) but need "smoothness"(again I don't think wp is as smooth as you say. I'm typing this with my wp) go for WP.
The only Winner OF Real Profit is google so why stick To The Worlds greatest spy organisation of all Times?
Ditch Android and just go To sailfish by Jolla, please.
Jolla is Sooner than you Think a member og mother Nokia, tjat is plan B btw..
I don't think bringing WP8 will really create havoc to Sony itself. I mean, yeah, look at Sony. Sony itself has lots of division (Sony Mobile, Sony Electronics, Sony Entertainment, Sony Music, etc) and if Sony is smart enough to make another sub-division in Sony Mobile, which is to create another phone family besides Xperia (VAIOM maybe?) and DON'T DITCH ANDROID ECOSYSTEM, then they're safe.