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Microsoft sells IPTV business Mediaroom to Ericsson

Streaming TV tech provider Mediaroom has been sold off by former owner Microsoft. It has been acquired by Ericsson in a move described by Microsoft as mutually beneficial and strategically aligned for both parties”, allowing the company to place greater focus on its Xbox consumer TV strategy. Ericsson will continue …

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Xperia range fails to stop big Sony Ericsson losses

Sony Ericsson has seen its status slip from fourth/fifth biggest OEM in the world to the ninth. It was hoping an focus on Android would turn its fortunes around, but that switch didn’t make too much difference as the Xperia range failed to match sales of rivals like Galaxy and …

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Sony buys out Ericsson to take control of mobile business

Electronics giant Sony has completed its full takeover of Sony Ericsson by buying out its Swedish partner for €1.05bn. The deal has been rumoured for months and signals the renewed vigour with which Sony is approaching the connectivity business these days. After years in the doldrums, the giant Japanese firm …

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Why Xperia Play is not the new N-Gage

The fact that Sony Ericsson’s PlayStation Certified Xperia Play handset is a phone first and foremost and a games device second is the key differentiator that will save it from an N-Gage style fate. That’s according to Sony Ericsson market development head Dom Neil-Dwyer, who explained to Gamasutra why he …

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Now Canadian Sony site is hacked

Having just confessed to a fresh data theft from the Sony Greece BMG website, the PlayStation platform has now revealed a further breach of its online security. The BBC reports that the details of 2,000 consumers registered on the Canadian Sony Ericsson portal have been stolen. Email addresses, passwords and …

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Slow start for Xperia Play game sales

Sony Ericsson has claimed it is not concerned about news that its initial offering of PSOne games on its Xperia Play mobile games have sold in very low numbers. Using Android data, PlayStation Lifestyle reports that the best selling game to date, Destruction Derby, has yet to break the 1,000 …

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Orange goes alone on Xperia Play

Sony Ericsson’s long-awaited Xperia Play finally launches in the UK tomorrow – but only one of the four major mobile operators will be stocking it. This morning Vodafone confirmed that stock problems meant that it would not be able to offer the handset as planned tomorrow morning. O2 had confirmed …

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Xperia Play still arriving tomorrow

The world’s first ever official PlayStation phone, the Xperia Play, is still on track to launch in the UK tomorrow, Sony Ericsson has told MCV. This is despite both Vodafone and O2 telling customers that they won’t be able to offer the handset as planned – the first for supply …

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Now Vodafone delays Xperia Play launch

It looks like the chances of Sony Ericsson’s PlayStation phone the Xperia Play hitting the UK High Street tomorrow are becoming increasingly slim. An email forwarded to VG247 last night suggests that Vodafone has now delayed the launch of the handset. Sony Ericsson have advised us that they will not …

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O2 delays Xperia Play launch

UK mobile phones provider O2 has announced that it will not be stocking Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play from April 1st as planned. In a blog post, O2’s head of testing Stuart Hibberd blamed the decision on software bugs and SE’s inability to resolve lingering concerns in time for the official …

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