Sony Ericsson announced a company reorganisation yesterday, intended to rationalise its R&D investment. The 2,000 job losses had been announced after another brutal quarter back in July, so yesterday's announcement tells us where these will fall. User interface development will be centered in Beijing. The move also sees …
Until now Sony Ericsson interfaces might have well been written in Chinese for all the sense they make - now they will be!
I've always found SE phones very easy to navigate, Windows Mobile on the other hand is one of the most disorganised collections of wrongly named apps I've been unlucky enough to work with.
The fusion of the dog's breakfast of a UI they've already got and subtle Chinese design. What could possibly go wrong?
Kind of inevitable really...
By the end of the year we'll all be using iPhones (execpt the linux beardies who'll be dronging on about how much better their Google Hemorrhoids are)...
The Market prevails - even in Sweden
Sony Ericsson once helped pioneer the smart phone market with the R380 and P800 handsets, which were the among the first touch screen devices to market. But it has been a downhill slippery market slope ever since - primarily due to poor product planning and execution. Sony Ericsson's Symbian group simply could not executive in the face of growing global competition. Now they will form a new division in San Francisco around the Experia line of high end devices. Look for the Symbian group to all but disappear to lower OPEX in the face of lower global demand.
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