We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,258 News Articles

First Sony-Ericsson handsets announced

Electronics duo hopes to dominate mobile market

The first product of Ericsson's and Sony's joint mobile phone venture will be a GPRS (general packet radio service) handset. It is expected to go onsale in about 12 months time, with additional products following soon after.

The two have also given an official name to their 50-50 joint venture - Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. No surprises there then.

Ericsson and Sony, which announced the merger of their mobile phone operations in April, aim to make the newly-branded company a world leader in the mobile multimedia market within five years.

Mobile products using third-generation telephony such as UTMS (universal mobile telecommunications system), WCDMA (wideband code division multiple access), Edge (enhanced data rates for global evolution) are planned. Sony and Ericsson also intend to market handsets with enhanced 2.5G GSM capabilities.

Products using CDMA2000 (code division multiple access), Bluetooth and WAP (wireless application protocol) technologies are also being developed.


IDG UK Sites

6 best gaming PCs 2015: What's the best gaming PC you can buy in the UK?

IDG UK Sites

Three of the most expensive Limited Edition games ever made: Who's buying a $1,000,000 game?

IDG UK Sites

The future of Microsoft Surface: What to expect from the Surface Pro 4

IDG UK Sites

Best Mac: Apple Mac buyers guide for 2015: iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini and...