i'm totally mixed up .i can't chose between an iPhone3gs and sony ericson satio.pls help me .wich one is better?
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Units shipped in the quarter were 14.1 million, an increase of 2% quarter-on-quarter and a decrease of 45% year-on-year. Sales for the quarter were Euro 1,619 million, a sequential decrease of 4% and a year-on-year decrease of 42%. The sequential decline in ASP (Average Selling Price) was due to product mix and continued challenging market conditions.
Gross margin improved sequentially but dropped year-on-year due to lower sales and foreign exchange fluctuations. The sequential improvement was seen in both percentage rate and volume, driven by cost savings actions and successful sales of the W995 Walkman® phone.
Income before taxes for the quarter, excluding restructuring charges, was a loss of Euro 198 million compared to a loss of Euro 283 million from the previous quarter. The reduced loss was due to better gross margin, as well as reduced operating expenses.
“Our business in the third quarter started to show the effects of our ongoing transformation programme. Having refreshed our brand we are now better positioned to support the launch of new products such as Aino™ and Satio™ in Q4 2009. We have cleared channel inventories, and have continued to realign internal resources and improve efficiency. We have also arranged external financing to strengthen the company’s financial position,” said Dick Komiyama, outgoing President, Sony Ericsson. “Transforming the business for future growth and returning Sony Ericsson to profitability is the focus of the senior management team and will continue under the new leadership.”
As of September 30, 2009, Sony Ericsson had a net cash position of Euro 841 million.
Since the beginning of the quarter, facilities of Euro 455 million were signed to strengthen the balance sheet and improve liquidity. Euro 155 million were drawn by the end of September and Euro 100 million were drawn in the beginning of October. In addition, a two-year committed back-up facility of Euro 200 million is available but has not been utilized. The parent companies have guaranteed Euro 350 million of these facilities on a 50/50 basis.
Programmes started since mid 2008 to reduce annual operating expenses by Euro 880 million are continuing, with the full benefit expected during the second half of 2010. The total restructuring charges for these programmes are estimated to be well within the previously announced Euro 500 million.
As of October 15, 2009; Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President of Sony Corporation and a member of the Sony Ericsson board, became Chairman of the Sony Ericsson board succeeding Carl-Henric Svanberg. At the same time, Bert Nordberg became President of Sony Ericsson succeeding Dick Komiyama, who remains as Executive Advisor until the end of 2009.
Sony Ericsson forecasts that the global handset market for 2009 will contract by approximately 10% from around 1,190 million units in 2008. Sony Ericsson estimates that its market share in units was about 5% in the third quarter.
i just bought my red super amazing satio just yesterday dated dec. 22,2009 at 31.7k... no regret so far i loved it very much all the nega comments were not true indeed... those who r planning of buying it i dare u no second thought my frend... the best mobile i had fter k800 and c905.. go satio rock our world.... sony ericsson rocks absolutely!!!!
X10 has not impressed me yet from what ive seen so far y would u need 1ghz in a mobile phone and how long would the battery last? i dont no what they where thinkin whn they released the satio to the public? sony have lost their way?
SONY E ARE BROKE and not relesed a good phone recently THEYVE NOT MADE A PROFIT FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS GOOGLE IT PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dj, 23 Dec 2009Wat so ever ppl say..no mattr wat..i feel sony totally rocks...n also its the best phone in hi... moreTotally agree! Sony Ericsson has the BEST features and all! The best thing I LOVE about Sony Ericsson is their really funky, cool, sleek and sexy designs!! They have the BEST camera quality and music quality!! Smile and Face detection is just AWESOME! Their UI is one of the most AWESOME ever! Like the media menu thing... Everything's so animated and has some really sleek look with such flashy animations!! I really LOVE that!And most of all, their phone weights really light! Not like others whose phones always weight above 150 grams. o.O And their designs are so dull and have some really thick bodies. Their UI is so boring with no animations.. I also like Apple though. But the fact that it's so connected with iTunes and the usual iPhone OS restrictions is such a turn off.. Anyways, I always think SE is really the BEST one out there!!
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Ferrari booked low sales because most people can't afford to buy and since they produced every each type in very limited numbers. (Result : profit)
SE has low sales too because people can't afford to buy it and they produced every models in limited numbers.
(Result : oooooooo)
rich, 22 Dec 2009SE guy yr annoying u dont give any negatives in y comments never i swear you must work for son... moremaybe you dont understand how use it?or its just you really are having hard time using this phone?or maybe it is too complicated for you...with any new phones they have the complication part you just have to curious enough for you to get the hang of your phone...
Pinal, 23 Dec 2009kwel i think nokia is best than any other phones .. good guarantee and warranty ..go ahead and buy nokia that almost lag every time that you open an application...for me there's no other greater phone than SE has (for now)
ramin, 22 Dec 2009if i give a ranking:
7.LGalmost the same with my ranking, here is mine:
but for the OS:
3. Apple OS/Iphone
i like symbian better than iphone os because of its openness, i am not a fun of Itunes, imagine you cant even delete a photo without an itunes!!!!
so that is why i bought satio
SE guy yr annoying u dont give any negatives in y comments never i swear you must work for sony e and get payed to come on here satio not best phone in world there is none not even the i phone is best until they get better camera. you cannot buy any phone or satio on its potential how can it have better/faster games in future for satio the i phone has 10000s of people programming for it SE have u even seen the sony apps store its quite sad and like five free apps lol bejeweled that refused to work on my satio lol and you have to hack or do all these downloads just to get facebook and whatever else working? why r sony not using sybian in the super lol X10 i wonder? online its clumbsy the satio looks good and has good camera but thats all really a wanna be smart phone why is it when u get a music file it goes into your message inbox!? very gay to many little problems like other guy said weather u can put up with them up to you poeple?
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970@SE
haha, a fanboy..
i got this phone, and i am using this as my primary phone. i can say that it is "good enough" as a phone a "Superb" in camera. i bought this phone even though it has a lot of software bugs because of its camera.. SOFTWARE BUGS CAN BE EASILY FIX BY UPDATE.
I love the phone because of its camera not because it is a phone. LOL, for everything else, i got my ipod touch with me..
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970SE = Ferrari
Ferrari - produces their exotic vehicles in their own plant in Turin, Italy. -> Ferrari (Italian company) cars are made in Italy.
SE - outsources their low-end models (S312 W205 K330 etc) to Sagem and produces flagship models (Satio X10 Aino etc) in China. -> SE (Japan-Sweden joint venture) mobilephones are made in China.
->SE = Ferrari's ass
Luca di Montezemolo
im gunna buy this phone and theres nothing you can do about it. and i loved every minute of my purchase.
Wat so ever ppl say..no mattr wat..i feel sony totally rocks...n also its the best phone in history..as any other company cannot jus compete...wid sony ericsson....n also its got the best features and smooth functions...hattss off...
Nokia hater, 22 Dec 2009C'mon man! Be realistic! I am a SE fan and I have Satio now, and it is a great phone! But Sams... morekwel i think nokia is best than any other phones ..
good guarantee and warranty ..
Is that because SE is the best they never pushed the sales and counting some profits on their table? When did the last time SE announce having profit on their financial report?
The best? SE? Less than 6 percents market share? Those people out there are dumb, aren't they? SE is the best and they didn't buy one? Tsk..tsk..tsk.., how unlucky ............... are
B. those people
D. SE phones
!! Just be real.
Nokia hater, 22 Dec 2009C'mon man! Be realistic! I am a SE fan and I have Satio now, and it is a great phone! But Sams... moreif i give a ranking:
SE, 22 Dec 2009With all your respect sir but the answer to your question is very simple :
Satio > Samsung
... moreC'mon man! Be realistic! I am a SE fan and I have Satio now, and it is a great phone! But Samsung has many better phones than Satio and other SE phones, like: Omnia HD, (almost all feature except Imaging and media) Omnia II and OmniaPro (better than X2, all but camera)....
If you had said X10 is better than any samsung, that someow would be true, somehow.
And if I give a ranking to phone manufacturers, it would be like this:
2. Nokia, htc
after having satio and returning it back faulty i mite buy old c902 now lol no joke i dont like any of the new phones even the new sony e X10 has not impressed me yet from what ive seen so far y would u need 1ghz in a mobile and how long would the battery last? i dont no what they where thinkin whn they released the satio to the public? sony have lost their way?