Sony may be buying Ericsson’s portion of the joint mobile phone venture

Right now, Sony Ericsson CEO is confident in Android, so much so that he says they’re not interested in looking at any other platforms for release. Good news for SE-manufactured Android fans, no doubt, but it looks like there is more news coming down the pipe. According to some folks “familiar with the matter,” Sony may be interested in buying Ericsson’s portion of the mobile phone venture here soon.

In a new report within The Wall Street Journal, after 10 years of working together Sony is reportedly in motion to purchase Ericsson’s portion of the venture. The reason? Sony wants to better incorporate the mobile phones portion with their other services, platforms, and devices. That means tablets and computers. Keep in mind that these talks have been “rumored” on and off for a few years now, but it looks like this time around may be the real deal. Or not, as these things sometimes go. It’s suggested that Ericsson’s portion of the business is worth between $1.3 and 1.7 billion.

This seems like it would be a bold, but logical move for Sony. With their platforms and services ranging the gauntlet of Android-powered devices, along with PCs and their video game console the PlayStation 3, integrating the services of their mobile phone market would make for a pretty stellar experience for the end user. We’ll have to wait and see how this goes.

via PhoneDog; WSJ

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