Rumor: Sony to buy out Ericsson from phone joint venture

Jos

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Sony is reportedly nearing a deal to buy out Ericsson's stake in their mobile-phone joint venture. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Japanese firm may pay up to $1.7…

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Ericsson is a very strong brand. This would be a bad decision. After all without Ericsson, Sony Ericsson wouldn't be what it is now. Lets not forget that Ericsson was a leader in the market when the joint-venture was made. Sony was just a insignificant player at that time.
 

Butch

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Guest said:
Ericsson is a very strong brand. This would be a bad decision. After all without Ericsson, Sony Ericsson wouldn't be what it is now. Lets not forget that Ericsson was a leader in the market when the joint-venture was made. Sony was just a insignificant player at that time.
Agreed. This is bad for consumers all the way around.
 

Chris Cornell

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Ericsson is one of the world's leaders when it comes to mobile network development. If Sony buys out Ericsson I'm done buying their products. I have a Sony Ericsson Android phone at the moment and I love it - but it could be my last if this happens.