Sony Ericsson smartphone dumped by UK retailers

British retailers have dumped Sony Ericsson’s flagship smartphone, the Satio following a raft of consumer complaints.
Common device complaints include fluctuating ringtone volumes, data synching issues and screen freezing.
 
High street retailers Phones 4U and Carphone Warehouse have ceased selling the premium multimedia device which runs on a Symbian system.
 
The handset woes are a blow to Sony Ericsson which had hoped that the handset would assist in a reversal of fortunes for the handset manufacturer which is losing market share. Sony Ericsson has made a loss for the past five consecutive quarters.
 
Speaking at the launch of the handset in May, Sony Ericsson UK managing director Nathan Vautier, said the phone would "help return the company to profitability".
 
Sony Ericsson said it was "giving this matter its utmost priority and working toward solving it".

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