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Ericsson Planning to End Sony Ericsson Partnership

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Mar 18, 2009, 8:54 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Mar 18, 2009, 9:54 AM

According to a German news source that cites people familiar with the matter, Ericsson is looking to end its participation in the Sony Ericsson joint venture. It has approached Sony about the issue, and Sony has expressed interest in acquiring Ericsson's 50% stake in the joint venture, though it doesn't currently have the cash to do so. The two companies are still exploring options and no final deal or announcements have been made.

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Crapbag

Mar 18, 2009, 9:55 AM

Good news/bad news?

I thought Ericsson made decent phones when they were running on their won. I wonder if they'll be selling their patents when Sony purchases their 50%.
I think Sony should stay out of the phone business, they never seem to get it right. I remember several years ago they dropped out of the home phone business, cordless and corded, because of poor quality. Their cell phones have only been fair while Er...
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I think this is good news. Ericsson and Sony should never had a partnership to begin with. Ericsson was making excellent products while anything that Sony made was and is a total garbage from cell phones and regular cordless phones to cameras to PDA's...
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Jayshmay

Mar 18, 2009, 10:58 AM

I don't think this matter because. . .

I don't think this matter because the best handsets that SE has aren't offered by any U.S. carriers. By SE's best handsets I'm referring to the Xperia and Cybershot phones.
 
 
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