Official: Sony Ericsson is no more, long live Sony Mobile

by XB on 16/02/2012

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Sony has just announced that it has formally completed the full acquisition of Sony Ericsson. Sony will rename the business ‘Sony Mobile Communications’. We figured this may be the case given that emails started to go out to customers yesterday detailing the change.

There is little said in the press release apart from that Sony aims to accelerate “convergence between Sony’s line-up of network enabled consumer electronics products, including smart phones, tablets, TVs and PCs”. Something also mentioned in yesterday’s email. Going forward, we will now refer to the entity as Sony Mobile, but as a point of clarification we will still refer to the ‘Sony Ericsson’ name for products launched in 2010 and 2011.

Company overview

New company name: Sony Mobile Communications AB
Date of name change: February 2012 (planned)
Representative: Bert Nordberg, President and CEO
Corporate Headquarters: London, UK
R&D sites: Beijing, Lund, Silicon Valley and Tokyo
Headcount: Approximately 8,000 (as of February 1, 2012)
Principal business: Design, development, manufacture and sale of mobile phone products
Stated capital: EUR 100 million

  • Gradorin Ghar

    Best wishes for SMC.

  • i’m a gamer

    welcome back to life SONY , i wish best try to make you best on xperia play :)

    we are in love with beautiful xperia play

  • Dannypan81

    will the SE logo change?

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  • Steve Fucking Jobz

    Representative: Bert Nordberg, President and CEO

    Oh fuck no! No fucking way that motherfucker is still around! Fuck you Sony, you’re diggin’ ya own grave , ja!

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  • Anonymous

    I think, No.

  • Alhussin Hassan

       وداعآ إريكسون أههلآ سوني

  • Rene Pedroso

    Congrats, looking forward to a long relationship and great products

  • Chivalry Sky

    aww kinda sad :(

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  • Anonymous

    RIP SonyEricsson…

  • Anonymous

    Yes, please appoint a Japanese President and CEO that has a great vision of what the future of Mobile tech would be.

  • Jerry Berglund

    R.I.P Sony Ericsson, its a sad day. But we do hope that all that you learned, we still live on in SONY.

  • Jerry Berglund

    Why? he is the best at the job. When they had a Japanese CEO the company almost got killed. So GO  GO, Bert Nordberg. The Swede still got it…!!!

  • Jake

    I think it would be expected as SE is a subsidiary of Sony. The same thing happened with ATi few years after the acquisition by AMD.

    Anyway, RIP SE!

  • MR. ?

    “Sony Mobile Communications AB” …YESSS!!! I’ve waited many years for this.
     But who can tell me what is an AB ?

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  • Samuel Njihia

    i like the new sony…massive price drops on all phones(especially on ‘sony ericsson’ phones)..very nice…

  • top7mobiles

    Welcome back to life….:)

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