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Sony Ericsson has troubles but keeps releasing handsets V.J. | , 10:23 a.m. July 23, 2008 2008-07-23

 

The joint venture between Japan’s Sony and Sweden’s Ericsson has a number of inside and marketing troubles. They recently have announced that sales were not even half as expected. In fact from the about $407 million profit last year in Q2, this year’s second quarter brought them only about five billion.

 

In an effort to cover any money ‘leaks’ the company has decided to fire some 2000 employees. The action intends to reduce any financial loses the company might suffer. Well then, company lost some money and now 2000 people will loose their jobs, fair right?

 

In any case Sony Ericsson continues to release a number of handsets including the Walkman W902. The device is not that great and comes somehow expensive, but in the same time has some interesting features.

 

As its name says, W902 is basically built for everybody who enjoys listening to music while mobile. The problem is the manufacturer did not incorporate a 3.5 mm jack audio so it might be impossible for you to use your own headphones.

 

The best part is that the device comes with a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and flash. This may be an improvement to Walkman phone models. W902 has a 2.2 inch display with 320 x 240 pixel resolution. Internal memory is a bit low for walkmans as it has only 152 MB but it supports M2 memory cards and is expandable to 8 GB. Battery life is also a plus as the phone will stay alive up to 9 hours talktime.

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