Anonymous, 09 Apr 2012Yeah..another poor people who can't buy an steve jobs masterpiecesteve jobs DID say that apple products are overpriced. you mad bro?
Sony should stop charging premium for its name and design. Otherwise their products will not be competitive on world market. Nowadays competition is too tough. Plus, Sony have to realize that customers do not associate their name with hi-end company anymore, like it was back in 70s and 80s. Market has changed a lot since then and today the only thing Sony can offer to attract customers - their great design. Being offered without any premium charges Sony style should have a decent demand.
i have many sony products.
SE k700, w800, k800, k850, w950, X1, X10, PSP, PS3, Home Theater System, etc... i will always support you!!
Sincerely, I think that the PS3 strategy is (by far, really) the one to blame. Pricey console at launch (even though Sony said it was subsidized)expensive games, dull use of a the superb cell processor and firmware updates that destroyed key features (linux support anyone?).
Sony will lose in all fronts if they continue with this stupid corporate practices.
Adi, 09 Apr 2012I hope Apple will face the same fate soon. Overpriced mediocre products.Yeah..another poor people who can't buy an steve jobs masterpiece
It's never good news that employees are being fired regardless of the company. Hopefully the employees can find work soon after they are fired.
Well, these japanese phones release too little and too late in the fast changing mobile world. How can they keep with that pace ?
I say pull out of the smartphone market Sony. Kudos for withholding bonuses, unlike AEG.
anderson, 09 Apr 2012Is this because PSN hack ? or ps3 piracy ? or low sales of their psvita & smartphone line ... moreI don't think that Sony's phones are overpriced...the Xperia S 32gb only costs about $500USD outright where as the 32gb iphone is $900USD now that is extremely OVERpriced, almost double!!
And I don't think there is a high end phone out there that isn't missing a feature or two..no phone is perfect and it depends on each person to decide what they need.
1 Cause is that they have not use gorill glass in there phone.
2 is Phone is over priced
3 is they think last & other lonched new one.
I am sony fan my last phone from sony were Xperia-10, I have no use sony phone, due to look same other than size, all the phone very plasticy
robiceli, 09 Apr 2012Sad indeed..c'mon sony, just don't give up! You're my favorite electronics brand since 1991. I... moreThat's right once sony was the symbol of the best electronics.But last few years sony goes down.I'd like to buy sony hi-fi system for last several years but unfortunately sony does not produce any hi-fi anymore. Sony don't give up. Don't let such cheap companies as samsung and lg become better than u.
MrRightAllTheTime, 09 Apr 2012I work in a telecoms company in the repairs department.
Sony make the some of the poorest qua... moreI've had more than 5 Sony Ericsson phones and they were the most reliable I've ever had. I always bought the phones with the worst comments and they were the best. I asked the people in the repair centres wich were the most reliable and they always said Sony.
Got the Xperia S yesterday and again, an amazing phone. I've had other brands which were award winning phones, high rated, but were dead after a few months.
This is because of after Sony had seperated from Ericsson and the total loss of 3.2 billion which is more and its the right decision .
I hope Apple will face the same fate soon. Overpriced mediocre products.
I think Kazuo Hirai is a true Hero that will save Sony from continous financial losses and to get back the Sony old days when Sony sets on top of the entertainment technology business. It's better to make this cut and reviv Sony as a whole because if no 10K cuts today, it might lead to 150K cuts in the future !!!!!!!!!
Good Luck Hirai
Is this because PSN hack ? or ps3 piracy ? or low sales of their psvita & smartphone line ?
As for their smartphone, I think it's overpriced, and their high-end model lack 'feature complete'. There's always 1 or 2 feature missing.
This cannot be in UK for one reason,,if you live in UK the stupid fatcat bosses get bonuses for loosing money here in UK..Oh yes if you are a CEO in UK and lose billions for your company you get a big bonus..Its always sad to see huge loses in jobs but thats todays climate , we can only hope that USA goes bankrupt for causing the rest of the world all this distress.
People here should stop trying to relate this to Sony Ericsson - this is nothing to do with the phone business.
In fact, I always thought it was a bad idea for Sony to but out Sony Ericsson as Sony were in a much worse financial position than Ericsson. Ericsson should have bought out Sony Ericsson!!!