Sony Ericsson warned it was expecting to post a â‚¬340-390 million ($460-528 million) loss for Q1 2009, largely due to handset sales plummeting by over 40%.
The company said it expects to have shipped just 14 million phones by the end of the quarter, compared to 24.2 million last quarter and 22.3 million a year ago.
The handsets will have an average selling price of â‚¬120, a sequential decline of â‚¬1. The forecast loss excludes taxes and restructuring charges of around â‚¬10-20 million.
Ercisson's stock fell 10.65% after the announcement on Friday. Nokia shares were off 7.65%.
Separately, a Sony Ericsson spokesperson told Reuters the company was expecting the global handset market to shrink by at least 10% in 2009.
Ericsson is rumored to be considering leaving the Sony Ericsson JV, with Sony reportedly interested in buying out Ericsson's stake.
Sony Ericsson will release its Q1 result on April 17.