We’re back! XperiaBlog.net reaches an agreement with Sony Ericsson

by XB on 21st November 2011

in News


We are delighted to report that we have come to an agreement with Sony Ericsson that means our two affected blogs (XperiaBlog.net and XperiaX10.net) will remain open. The downtime we have experienced since October 18th was unfortunate but necessary whilst we were in communication with Sony Ericsson to resolve this matter.

Sony Ericsson contacted us to let us know that it appreciates our support of its products and the efforts we have put into developing these blogs. They also appreciate the engagement of blogs like these and consumers who visit these sites. Sony Ericsson dropped the initial complaint and we have instead reached an agreement so that we can keep the domain names and continue to work on the site. Just to reassure you, there will be no change to our editorial independence under this arrangement. We will continue to give you our honest opinion about Sony Ericsson’s strategy and its smartphones.

We would like to thank all of our readers for your overwhelming support. Many people got in touch or left comments in support of our work. We apologise for the absence of any updates for the last few weeks (this was necessary in order for negotiations to progress) but we will strive to continue where we left off – covering the latest Sony Ericsson Xperia news and reviews to the best of our ability.

The recent news regarding Sony’s acquisition of Ericsson’s stake in the Sony Ericsson joint venture leaves us even more excited about developments for the company’s future smartphones. Thankfully, we will now be there sharing our thoughts through every step of the journey.

  • Tornike Khomeriki

    Nice to see common sense from SE.

  • Congrats!

  • Great News! SE finally learned something.

  • That’s great!!! good i did not unsubscribe in reader :)

  • Zefsbg

    That’s GREAT news guys!!
    Wish you all the luck and continue the splendid work you guys do!
    Thank you SE for the understanding and letting the community to grow!  

  • Micho0o

    That’s a GREAT news:D :D :D Wish you all luck u’r the Best :D

  • cocky

    Congratulation, so glad and welcome back!

  • that’s my Sony we are talking about :D

    glad you back! Now let’s us wait 4 the ICS!

  • Willim lin

    Welcome back again..

    Cheers :)

  • Asad

    Hi, its great to have you guys back. I think the amount of people who visit this blog and have complained to sony ericsson directly must have had some bearing on there decision. I know I complsained and I saw a few others also. Also could you please add my as a friend on google+.

  • guest

    I work with Sony Ericsson and am delighted to hear this has been solved!! Welcome back!

  • Anonymous

    AMAZING!!! Though SE should really help you get back the people you’ve lost since you posted last as many will have stopped checking here completely and wont know its back. 

  • Anonymous

    True, it is a shame. Having a month of downtime wasn’t ideal. Hopefully over time we can win our lost readers back!

  • Great! So glad SE have come to their senses. So silly

  • Anonymous

    Nice!! Welcome back~! ;)

  • J_mcnixkle

    Great news guys

  • Now that deserve a +1 :D

  • Wael Faddah

    this is AWESOME, congrats on your now ever stronger direct relationship with Sony.  the fact that they reversed the decision tells me that they listened and understood the negative results of their fans and their important opinions.  i can only be more excited than ever to see the new changes from Sony. 

  • Cedpop

    Greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat !

  • yan jiang

    ????

  • Sam

    Excellent!  Glad to hear everything worked out!  Glad to have this site active again. Glad SE woke up…

  • At the end the common sense prevailed… and allow us to enjoy this blog again. Congrats!

  • Anonymous

    Hooray!  I just ordered my first Sony Android phone last week (an Xperia Pro, I did have a windows mobile Xperia X1 back in the day) and I was very disturbed to run across the news that Sony had closed this blog down.  I’m glad this has been resolved (though an official apology from Sony would be nice).

  • blackvodka

    Happy:-) will keep reading news here;-)

  • Bex

    Welcome back :).

  • Sasa

    Welcome back!

  • Welcome back folks …. Happy blogging ;)

  • Analogue Amos

    Yay! Welcome Back!
    I also work with Sony Ericsson, and many of us have fed back just how important this blog is to us as well as consumers.
    Keep up the good work!

  • rkanwar

    This is very good news. As a loyal reader and forum poster of xperiax10.net I came to this site, especially since I got my arc. Even after the complaint issue I kept checking back on both sites. I will continue to keep supporting our domains. Thanks SE, and even more importantly Xperia Blog and XperiaX10.net.

  • Albert Octavianus

    way to go SE! I was disappointed before, but you earn my trust back!

  • Tony Whittingham

    Thank God …. Thanks for fighting for us

  • Rdheepak

    I agree. Sony always hits that ‘aha!’ moment a but later than others…

  • ali

    i am greatly fan of sonyericsson and sony.i have always use only sony product and always convience the friends to use sony.xperia blog is excellent source of news about our favourte compony,i was so sad when that was closed and now im soooooooooo excited,and greatly thanks of sony…..to SONY….im from pakistan and using from w8oo to xperia arc s and now using ray.i want to give some suggetion about compony markiting strategy becuse of my gret loyality to sony ,im enginere and young.so contect me .eobahawalnagar@gmail.com

  • Ppmanguin

    YES! YES! YES! 

    THE INTERNET WAS SO LONELY WITHOUT YOU GUYS. 

    CONGRATS — XPERIABLOG AND SE! 

  • Ppmanguin

    I stopped checking your website after 3 weeks downtime. Good thing I just wandered in again. 

    Congrats. 

  • Almos

    welcome back!

  • Mgreeny Uk

    Thanks SE! I must admit I leftSE and went to samsung due to the S2 but still read this as I was SE to be top dog once again!

  • Anonymous

    Woooooow I knew you folks would come back ;)

    Seriously I missed this blog dearly!

    Thank you TEJ, ur the man :D

  • Nice!

  • Bo Cramer

    Welcome back I LOVE YUO :-) Bo Cramer Denmark Sony Ericsson Arc

  • Andy

    Nice to hear that, congratulation & welcome back. :-D

  • Anonymous

    I love your blog, but still think that you should change your domain name. I didn’t like SE choosing to close you down, but then after thinking I realised that they were right. The first time I came across your site on Google search and viewed your site, I DID think that you were an official SE site. It is confusing.

  • Ronn62

    Welcome back. Good thing I bookmarked your site and just by chance checked your site again :D

  • Kumbangdesa

    Great news!!..missing this blog so much..;)

  • recursive

    Good to have you back, guys! I really missed this site!

  • welcome back!!!!

  • sallak

    welcome back

  • Chiky

    Very happy to this. :)

  • Sipi1302

    glad to see you back.

  • Rajendra 842

    Really happy guys to see u back..:) and thanks for covering all the updates…

  • AL

    Welcome back, keep up the good work! =)

  • Hthimsson

    Very nice to have you back. I figured Sony would either start using this or at least let you continue.

  • Anonymous

    Yesssss

  • Mehdi Moha

    WWWWWWWOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWww

    nice to se you all again , best news website is back :)

    hope with good news on xperia play

    =======================================

    i’m in love with my beautiful xperia play

  • Mustafa Farooq

    Oh this is such good news, you are guys are back, and thank you sony ericsson…..

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