Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sony Ericsson Q3 2011 results

14 October 2011
  • Income before taxes was Euro 31 million
  • 33 percent increase in sales quarter-on-quarter
  • Smartphones account for more than 80 percent of total sales

The consolidated financial summary for Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB (Sony Ericsson) for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011 is as follows:
Q3 2010
Q2 2011
Q3 2011
Number of units shipped (million)
Average selling price (Euro)
Sales Euro m.)
Gross margin(%)
Operating income (Euro m.)
Operating margin(%)
Restructuring charges (Euro m.)
Operating income excl. restructuring charges (Euro m.)
Operating margin excl. restructuring charges (%)
Income before taxes (IBT)(Euro m.)
IBT excl. restructuring charges (Euro m.)
Net income (Euro m.)
Bert Nordberg, President and CEO of Sony Ericsson commented, “We delivered a solid 73 million Euro improvement in income before taxes as we rebounded from the previous quarter with a 33 percent increase in sales. Android-based Xperia™ smartphone sales now account for more than 80 percent of sales and we have shipped 22 million Xperia smartphones to date.  We will continue to invest in the smartphone market, shifting the entire portfolio to smartphones during 2012.” 

Units shipped during the quarter were 9.5 million, a 9% decrease year-on-year due to a decline in feature phone shipments, partially offset by an increase in smartphone shipments. The 25% quarter-on-quarter increase was due to the higher volume of smartphones shipped.
Average selling price (ASP) for the quarter was Euro 166, up 8% year-on-year and 6% sequentially. The year-on-year increase was due to the shift to smartphones and geographic mix despite a negative effect from foreign exchange rates. The sequential increase was due to product and geographic mix.
Sales for the quarter were approximately Euro 1.6 billion and essentially flat year-on-year.
The gross margin percentage for the quarter was 27%, a decrease of 3 percentage points year-on-year and 4 percentage points from the previous quarter.  The year-on-year decrease in margin is attributed to product and geographic mix.  The sequential decrease in margin was due to inventory-related adjustments and product and geographic mix. 

Income before taxes for the quarter was Euro 31 million, compared to income before taxes of Euro 62 million for the same quarter in the previous year.  Loss before taxes for the previous quarter was Euro 42 million. The sequential improvement was reflective of higher sales and lower operating expenses, while the year-on-year decline was due to lower gross margin percentage offset by lower operating expenses.
Net income during the quarter improved by Euro 50 million sequentially, while net income decreased by Euro 49 million year-on-year. Income taxes recorded during the quarter reflect the distribution of profits and losses between various jurisdictions and tax adjustments. Minority interest reflects higher net income at a majority-owned joint venture company.
Cash flow from operating activities during the quarter was Euro 53 million. External borrowings of Euro 51 million were repaid during the quarter, resulting in total borrowings of Euro 718 million at the end of the quarter. Total cash balances at September 30, 2011 amounted to Euro 466 million.    
Sony Ericsson estimates that its share of the global Android-based smartphone market during the quarter was approximately 12% in volume and 11% in value.
Sony Ericsson maintains its forecast for modest industry growth in total units in the global handset market for 2011.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Xperia Neo V and Gingerbread 2.3.4 announced

Today Sony Ericsson has announced the Xperia Neo V which is the same phone released earlier this year except it has a lesser 5MP Autofocus camera compared with the 8MP Exmor in the Neo. Also Gingerbread 2.3.4 will come across to all SE Android phone in October 2011.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman announced

SE has announced their next 2nd Android Walkman phone. This one is much better then the W8. It has a 5MP autofocus camera, 3.2" HVGA screen, 720P video recording, Stereo speakers with xLOUD, and more. Follow the link for the official Press release.


Monday, May 23, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

KDDI au IS11S (Sony Ericsson Xperia Acro)

A pic of the back of the Japanese SE Google phone has leaked.

Walkman Android spotted

Here is a pic of the box of the upcoming Walkman Android device W15

White MiniPro2 SK17i spotted

Here is a shot of the upcoming MiniPro2/SK17i in white.

Monday, April 4, 2011

MiniPro 2 specs

The main features of Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 mini pro2:

◎ sliding cover design, 3.5mm headphone jack
◎ 3 -inch capacitive multi-touch screen, 320*480pixels
◎ The Android 2.3 operating system
◎ Built-in Qualcomm 1GHz processor
◎ TrackID music recognition
◎ 5-megapixel camera, LED flash
◎ support 720p HD video recording / playback
◎ Support FM Radio
◎ Support 2ADP Bluetooth / USB Interface
◎ HDMI video output support
◎ Support A-GPS satellite navigation
◎ Support Adobe Flash 10.1
◎ Support Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n wireless network
◎ Support DLNA
◎ GPS satellite navigation support
◎ Built-in 320MB memory, memory capacity
◎ expansion through microSD memory cards


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Xperia MiniPro 2 leaked SK17

The Mini Pro 2 aka SK17 has been leaked by back2you on Esato.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Kristen Schaal Xperia PLAY Commercials

I think all these commercials for the Xperia PLAY with Kristen Schaal are very well done and funny. Kristen is an American actress, writer and comedian.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

HDMI out on Xperia neo

SE promises Android 2.4 to hit new Xperia handsets first

Sony Ericsson representatives have told Fudzilla that they expect the Xperia PLAY to be the first (or one of the first) handsets to ship Android 2.4. It appears as if they company are determined to reverse mistakes made with the X10 line and the lengthy delays in between updates. Android 2.4 may even already be in testing judging from a previous leak, although the company rebutted this, saying it was a misconfiguration.

SE plans to make sure the entire new Xperia line-up will get Android 2.4 from day one (or near enough). They also said that the Xperia PLAY will ship with five games when it launches in March, with football and car games taking priority. We will be posting our hands on impressions of the device later this week.


Exmor R™ for mobile

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Xperia PLAY announced

SE has announced the Xperia PLAY, the long rumored Playstation phone. It runs Gingerbread 2.3 and features a whole host of game controls including two touch analog pads, dpad, shoulder buttons, and PS buttons. The Bravia Engine powers the 4" FWVGA screen and features a 5MP camera. It will be out soon.


Xperia™ pro and Xperia™ neo - first developer demos [official]

Xperia neo and pro announced

SE today announced the Xperia neo and pro today. These are the latest SE Android 2.3 phones. The pro is a QWERTY keyboard slider while the neo is a standard touchscreen phone. Both feature 8.1MP Exmor R modules, 720p recording, 3.7" FWVGA screens, Bravia Engines, and HDMI output. The QWERTY keyboard has been described by SE as the "perfect keyboard". The Xperia neo will be out within 3 months while you have to wait a little longer for the pro.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Xperia arc - Camera Improvements

Here is the camera interface of the Xperia arc. What is interesting is that this video is shot in HD with another Xperia arc. Very nice video quality.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Xperia arc live pics has posted live pics of the Xperia arc. Follow the link for more info/pics.


Xperia Arc first look

Xperia arc announced

SE has finally announced the X10 follow up, the Xperia arc. This is the official name of what was codenamed Anzu. This is SE sexiest handset yet and it is coming out very soon. It will be available this quarter. Here are some of the main features

Main features

  • 4.2" screen, powered by Sony Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • 16 million. color TFT, capacitive, multitouch
  • 854x480 pixels (FWVGA)
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Qualcomm processor @1GHz
  • 8.1 MP Sony EXMOR R™ sensor, f/2.4 aperture lens
  • HD video recording @720p
  • HDMI connector
  • DLNA enabled
  • Size: 125 x 63 x 8.7mm
  • Weight: 117 grams
  • Battery: 1500mAh
  • Available in the first quarter 2011

Press Release

Sony Ericsson and ANT+ equals fitness with Xperia™ arc

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc: Android touch phone with super-screen

Xperia™ arc: Android touch phone with Sony Exmor R™. Go ahead and shoot

The sleek super-slim Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc

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