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ASUS to launch Android based phone in first half 2009

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ASUS, a member of the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), is reportedly working on an Android-based device which it will launch in early next year. This news does not come as a surprise, as Google had recently invited ASUS to join the OHA. The phone will initially launch in Taiwan and will be customized for its clients worldwide. Also, to show its commitment to the OHA, ASUS has indicated that it would phase out the Ericsson Mobile Platform (which is not part of the OHA) in favor of their OHA brethren, Qualcomm and Marvell chipsets.

[Via Engadget Mobile. DigiTimes]

Written by dvdand

October 29, 2008 at 11:02 am

Sony Ericsson relationship in question?

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Recently, Sony Ericsson announced a quarterly loss for Q2 of 2008 which also brought down the profits at one of its parents Sony. Today, the CEO of Sony Corporation, Howard Stringer, stated in an interview with a German online magazine Welt Online that Sony was reviewing the future of this joint venture. He felt that SE needed to be nimble but it was difficult to do that in a joint venture. He had also thought of buying out Ericsson but it was not an easy thing to do. According to Mr. Stringer, the partners need to work together as they have done in past otherwise SE will have to make its own future. So, what is the future for SE? Will it be spun off or acquired by one of the partners? We will have to wait and see what Mr. Stringer decides.

Written by dvdand

August 28, 2008 at 6:00 pm