Sony’s acquisition of Sony Ericsson is complete, now legally called “Sony Mobile Communications”

Ian Hardy

February 15, 2012 9:31pm

Sony Ericson is no longer. Sony announced tonight that the $1.47 billion acquisition of the 50% stake in the Sony Ericsson joint venture is officially completed. The new legal name is now called “Sony Mobile Communications”, this was first unveiled at CES 2012, and has a goal to offer customers a “four- screen strategy” to integrate their services into smartphones, laptops, tablets and televisions.

Sony Completes Full Acquisition of Sony Ericsson
Sony to Rename the Company Sony Mobile Communications and Accelerate Business Integration

February 16, 2012, Tokyo, Japan – Sony Corporation (“Sony”) today announced that the transaction to acquire Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson’s (“Ericsson”) 50% stake in Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB (“Sony Ericsson”) has been completed as of February 15, 2012 (Central European time). This marks the completion of the transaction jointly announced by Sony and Ericsson on October 27, 2011, and makes Sony Ericsson a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony.

Sony will rename Sony Ericsson “Sony Mobile Communications”, and further integrate the mobile phone business as a vital element of its electronics business, with the aim of accelerating convergence between Sony’s lineup of network enabled consumer electronics products, including smart phones, tablets, TVs and PCs.

The first device us Canadians will see is the Sony Xperia S this Spring.

Source: Sony
Via: The Verge

  • Joseph

    Imagine them adding “Sony Mobile Communications” in front of their cellphones. It just doesn’t fit… no pun intended.

    • Puddi

      They’ll just use SoMoCo 😛

  • OpenMInd

    I hope Sony now goes balls to the wall with their phones. They’ve go a lot of potential especially with their displays and games. And I hope this also means some high end Windows Phones.

  • Mischa Price

    So now i should scratch the ericson of my sony phone

  • Larry

    I hope Sony doesn’t down grade the quility like they did with there TVs.I still remember when Sony TVs were the broadcast standard.


    FUCK Wikipedia, Sony Mobile Communications, a Subsidiary of Sony Corps. It’s not Sony Mobile Communications AB. wtf is AB?

  • Web Design

    Think about them including “Sony Mobile Communications” before side of their mobile phones. It just does not fit… no pun designed.

  • Rich

    I suspect LG & Sony may surprise us with their phones this year.