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Sony aims to sell 50M smartphones this year after falling short of 40M goal last year

Sony said its Sony Mobile Communications unit hopes to sell 50 million smartphones in its coming fiscal year after falling short of last year's goal of 40 million, which itself had been revised down.

Sony's mobile sales jumped 45% in Q4, but firm cuts annual smartphone sales goal to 40M units

Sony said sales from its Mobile Communications unit rose 45 percent year-over-year in the quarter that ended Dec. 31, its fiscal third quarter. However, Sony also cuts its annual forecast for smartphone sales. The dampened forecast comes as Sony said it will sell its PC business, which sells notebooks under the Vaio brand, to buyout firm Japan Industrial Partners. 

Analyzing the world's 14 biggest handset makers in Q3 2013

Morgan The numbers are in, and it's time to make sense of the data. ABI Research's Michael Morgan checks out the world's 14 largest branded cell phone makers in the third...

Sony not planning major smartphone pushes in U.S, China

Sony swung back to a profit in the second quarter and its Sony Mobile Communications unit reported a 30 percent jump in smartphone shipments in the period, which was good news for the company. However, that momentum may not continue, as Sony has signaled it has no major plans to get more aggressive in China and the United States, the world's two largest smartphone markets.

Analyzing the world's 14 biggest handset makers in Q2 2013

Morgan The numbers are in, and it's time to make sense of the data. ABI Research's Michael Morgan checks out the world's 14 largest branded cell phone makers in the second...

ABI: Chinese handset makers are putting more pressure on market leaders

ABI Research's Michael Morgan checks out the world's 14 largest branded cell phone makers in the second quarter of 2013, providing sales data as well as insight into their strategy and competitive position in the market. For an in-depth look at how handset makers' fared in the second quarter, check out this special report.

Sony bounces back, posts 30% jump in smartphone shipments

Sony swung back to a profit in the second quarter and its Sony Mobile Communications unit reported a 30 percent jump in smartphone shipments in the period, a signal that its efforts to revive its Xperia-branded line are starting to take hold.

T-Mobile gets exclusive for Sony's Xperia Z smartphone

T-Mobile US will get exclusive U.S. rights to launch Sony Mobile Communications' flagship Xperia Z smartphone, giving Sony a boost in a crucial market, albeit via the smallest Tier 1 carrier.

Sony CEO acknowledges U.S. mobile challenges, promises Xperia Z launch soon

Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai said that Sony Mobile Communications still has a lot of challenges ahead of it in terms of breaking into the U.S. market, but he said that the company's flagship Xperia Z smartphone will be launched by a U.S. carrier shortly.

ABI: Huawei, Sony Mobile gain ground in Q1's global handset rankings

Huawei and Sony Mobile Communications each moved up a spot from the fourth quarter of 2012 to the first quarter of 2013 in ABI Research's global ranking of the 12 largest handset makers. Special report