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Ericsson: 55% Of Mobile Phones Sold In Q3 Were Smartphones

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Ericsson released their latest Mobility Report, which has revealed that global smartphone subscriptions are expected to hit 5.6 billion by 2019.  The smartphone traffic is expected to increase by ten times in the next five years.  During the third quarter, 55% of mobile phones sold in the third quarter were smartphones.

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Google Android Update Alliance With Telecommunication Companies Starts To Fizzle


This past May Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced a partnership at the I/O conference that they have made a deal so that any new Android phone would receive OS updates for at least 18 months following the launch. The partnership is called the Google Update Alliance. Motorola, Samsung, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sony Ericsson are a part of the Update Alliance. Sony Ericsson is the only company that has kept up with the partnership. In fact Sony Ericsson released new versions of Android to all phones that are less than 18 months.
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Sony Ericsson To Become Known As Just Sony In Mid-2012


Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) and Ericsson have been known as Sony Ericsson for the past 10 years, but the combined company has been through a decline in market share. Now Ericsson will have until mid-2012 to clear their name from marketing materials and other combined business related operations. After that Sony will develop phones strictly under the Sony-only brand. [Times Of India]

Box.net Offering 50GB of Free Storage To Anyone With A Sony Ericsson or LG Android Phone


Box.net has announced that they will be offering 50GB of free storage to anyone that has a Sony Ericsson or LG Android phone. When the offer officially launches, anyone that logs into or creates an account on Box.net will see 50GB of free storage. The press release about the details are below:
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Sony Corporation To Spend $1.47 Billion For Telefon A.B.’s 50% Stake In The Sony-Ericsson Venture


Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) has announced that they will be paying $1.47 billion for Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson’s 50% stake in the Sony-Ericsson venture. Sony has bought Ericsson’s “five essential patent families” through this acquisition. This was an intellectual property agreement between the two companies. The acquisition will allow Sony to incorporate their mobile products into other offerings like PCs, TVs, tablets, etc. The venture was created 10 years ago and Sony wants to catch up with rivals through this acquisition. Going forward Sony plans to get very aggressive in the mobile market space. Below is the company press release:
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Sony Ericsson Announces Xperia Arc S


Sony has announced a new smartphone recently called the Xperia Arc S, which will be arriving in October. The Arc S specs include:
- a 1.4GHz single-core processor,
- 8.1 megapixel camera,
- Exmor R chip,
- 3D sweep panorama mode on the camera,
- 8.7mm thick
- Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread)

[Gizmodo]

Google Acquires Motorola Mobility as Strategic Move in Patent War

Google announced this morning that it is acquiring Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. What does this mobile acquisition mean? According to Google, “Motorola will remain a licensee of Android and Android will remain open. Google will run Motorola Mobility as a separate business.” The deal was made in cash and was unanimously approved by both companies’ boards.

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The PlayStation Phone, Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, Gets Previewed [VIDEO]


Engadget.com has gotten their hands on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play phone, also known as the PlayStation phone. The phone uses a Qualcomm MSM8655 chipset, 512MB of RAM, 5 megapixel camera on the back with LED flash, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, and FM receiver. Underneath the screen is a gamepad to make playing games easy. There is also four Android soft keys below the screen (back/home/menu/search). Check out the full demo in the video above.