Sony will release fewer devices in bid to turn a profit

25 November, 2014
The Japanese company now plans comprehensive cuts to its smartphone lineup, among others.

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  • Anonym

AnonD-331876, 27 Nov 2014They had cybershot and walkman phones long long time ago. They s... moreNone, in fact they already do!

There is the Walkman app and all the enhancements that usually come with it are also built-in the official ROM (such as xLoud for instance).
Most phones have Bravia Engine for the screen.
The official camera app is already Cybershot.

It's only the lower-end models that lack this features.
Most mid-range and all flagships have all those features built-in (they just aren't that advertised like in previous editions because now costumers wouldn't expect it to be any other way).

  • AnonD-331876

They had cybershot and walkman phones long long time ago. They should bring their technology back to their android devices.
What kind of problems prevent them to bring back their technology into android devices?

  • AnonD-331876

Anonymous, 27 Nov 2014Haha are you kidding me! How.many.people actually use a pen ... moreI agree. I almost have never used my pen also. First time i bought note 8 2 years ago, i thought its pen would become very2 usefull. Then, until now i feel more comfortable to use "real pen" on a "real paper made notebook". Samsung pen is just a gimmick.

  • AnonD-59645

Sony, get a clue and get out. The World Market obviously doesn't need your unfinished and defect-prone products and your bad treatment of customers, otherwise you wouldn't be in constant decline for 5+ years now.

  • Anonym

Anonymous, 27 Nov 2014Please look up what generalizing definition, because you did it... moreSome people just can't admit when they sidetrack things.
It's raw verifiable data, a fact, not a generalization. Maybe you are the one that needs a dictionary.

"My counterpart" is Sony, as that is the brand of most of my phones (plural). See the problem there?

  • Anonymous

Anonym, 26 Nov 2014You are absolutely right, I don't own *just* one Sony phone. ... morePlease look up what generalizing definition, because you did it again with your opinion! Hehe

Also counterpart meaning???
Get it...

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 27 Nov 2014Hi Sony, have had a few Xperia phones and will probably go for t... moreHaha are you kidding me!
How.many.people actually use a pen on a smart phone? Oh, yes if you like to Doodle... like when I was in college lectures pretending taking notes!
Kinda like your useless device hahaha

  • Wahyu.Gubs

What Sony needs is a better Marketing Division for their smartphone business entity. It is no surprise that people buy Sony smartphones because their specifications are top notch, but when it comes to after sales service, people get disappointed. Sony do have Sales Division but they forget to develop a good Marketing Division. They forget to maintain their products' buyer to their loyal customer. They still have the mentality of old electronic salesman: You buy it then thank you, we'll meet again when I have something else to sell.

  • Anonymous

Hi Sony, have had a few Xperia phones and will probably go for the Note 4 when I upgrade soon. I know you also have some big phones but they don't include a pen. A good pen really adds to a smartphones capability as have recently found out while playing with a note 4 at the phone store.

  • Slayer

Mrinmoy, 26 Nov 2014Seriously, Even I keep getting some useless updates for album an... moreAs does every Samsung Galaxy S Series, HTC One M7 & M8, iPhones! Sorry, what was your point again? The Z3 is easily one of the best looking and well built phones out there depending on personal preference as in either the Z3 or the M8. Nuff said....

  • Anonym

Anonymous, 25 Nov 2014Your Generalizing, plus you don't even own a Sony cell to provid... moreYou are absolutely right, I don't own *just* one Sony phone.

My own experience equates to ONE person. The experience of my friends equates do a handful of people. I just gave you what is the experience of THOUSANDS of users -- yet now you complain that's too much... now I'm "generalizing".

Some people just can't handle facts, plain verifiable facts known to anyone in that business.

As a longtime Sony phone user I just can't understand your last phrase. Sony can't be both quality and crap flooding the market at the same time dude, make up your mind!

  • AnonD-130551

Man, what they need is a no-compromise Cybershot phone. They already have the sensor, they just need to get the actual imaging department guys to do the image processing software. That, and really push the Playstation integration.

"We have the technology."

  • hercules

Yes have less phones but tailor them to the consumer.

Some don't care about camera, but do care about audio quality. So give them better audio quality.

Some aren't fussed about audio too much but want a nice snapper. Give them an 10mp camera and good enough sound.

Some are business users, so license Blackberry OS and serve that.

Anonymous, 26 Nov 2014Sony should launch 9 phone in a year. Or 6, if they ignore the e... moreM2 4,7 screen is OK, but size is ineffective. It's larger than many 5,0'' devices.

Anonymous, 26 Nov 2014Sony should launch 9 phone in a year. Or 6, if they ignore the e... more2-3 would be enough. Price vs specs is matter. Look at Xiaomi. 1 advanced flagship, 1 proper-sized good enough cheap mid range and 1 shovel cheap mid range. They also plans for cheaper flagship, like MX4/MX4 Pro. And now they sell more than Sony.

Z (5,0-5,2'', $600 max incl VAT), Z compact (4,5-4,7'', $400, ), M shovel (5,0-5,2'', $300) and M compact (that is current M2 aqua 4,5-4,7'', $250). That's enough.

  • Anonymous

Sony should launch 9 phone in a year. Or 6, if they ignore the entry levele.

3-3 phones both in the flagship category and a midrange (A phablet between 5,5-6 inch, a "normal sized" version with 5 inch display, and a compact in 4 inch).

This is simple, and clean. Everyone can find a phone themself.

Now, I want a small, midrange Sony, but there is no such a model like this. M2 or stronger phones are too big, smaller versions are too weak. Z1 Compact too big too, and too pricey as well.

  • AnonD-32405

still have my Xperia S and planning to upgrade to z4 next year or will buy z3 :-)

  • Mrinmoy

AnonD-294887, 26 Nov 2014Sony should stop releasing half-assed updates instead. I'm tired... moreSeriously, Even I keep getting some useless updates for album and movies and after updating I find nothing changed in day to day usage.

Most important thing, Start working on designs, hire a team if required.
All sony phones starting from Z1 family, Z2 family & now Z3 family look the same with base design from Z

  • SebF1

It really is a shame, given that they make some of the best high-end phones out there.

  • AnonD-90736

Sony are going to be concentrating on high end devices which is good news, hopefully that will start with the Z4 family next year, that's the Z4 compact, Z4, Z4 Ultra and Z4 Tablet. No point in making mid to low end devices not much money in that area.