Quick Note: Sony Wants to Be #3 in Smartphone Industry
March 4, 2013 9:19 AM
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Sony wants to be #3
Sony has announced that it has aspirations of becoming the third largest company in the global smartphone market right behind Apple and Samsung. To make that job, Sony will have to beat Chinese companies including
Both of those Chinese smartphone makers have eyes on the third-place spot in the global smartphone market. The challenge for Sony will be that both Huawei and ZTE are very strong in their home market of China, which also happens to be one of the biggest growth markets in the world.
Currently, Sony sits in the fourth-place spot in the global smartphone market
according to IDC
. That spot puts Sony right between the two Chinese smartphone makers with Huawei in third and ZTE in fifth place. Apple and Samsung are way ahead of the other manufacturers in the smartphone market combined for over half the global market.
unveiled its Z and ZL "superphones" at CES 2013
that will help the company attack the high-end of the smartphone market. The flagship Xperia Z is a waterproof smartphone that packs in a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 5" 1080p display, and a 13MP camera.
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There is a difference between
3/4/2013 10:04:04 AM
What Sony wants and Sony gets. They are two highly different things.
RE: There is a difference between
3/4/2013 10:14:15 AM
Yup... You gotta earn it. I think the latest Xperia's look pretty good though. As good as anything out, which is impressive for Sony.
"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton
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