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Game of Phones II: If Only We’d Known…

October 14, 2011

In keeping with the bad pun, a bit more on the smart phone wars that we are in the midst of.  Sony Ericsson has admitted that hindsight is a wonderful thing and said they really should have taken Apple a bit more seriously.  C’mon – did you not see what they’d just done to the music world with iPod and iTunes?

In an interview with the Wall Street JournalSony Ericsson President and CEO Bert Nordberg made a number of interesting statements about the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Motorola. Defending the decision to pick Android as the choice operating system for its mobile handsets, Nordberg posits that it was ‘the best choice they could have made’ considering its rapid growth, but also acknowledges that the company “should have taken the iPhone more seriously when it arrived in 2007″.

Still, they are not out of the game yet  Android is doing well and they’re making phones for that. They do need to sort out the Sony/Ericsson identity thing. Sony are an amazing gaming company and games are a huge driver for smart phones. Google meanwhile is getting into the hardware game…

Since its launch in November 2007, Android has not only dramatically increased consumer choice but also improved the entire mobile experience for users. Today, more than 150 million Android devices have been activated worldwide—with over 550,000 devices now lit up every day—through a network of about 39 manufacturers and 231 carriers in 123 countries. Given Android’s phenomenal success, we are always looking for new ways to supercharge the Android ecosystem. That is why I am so excited today to announce that we have agreed to acquire Motorola.

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