Sony Ericsson now known as Sony Mobile Communications

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 16 February 2012 16:22 GMT

Sony has announced its finalized its mobile business integration, and after purchasing Ericsson’s 50% stake in the mobile arm of the firm, the phone-end of the business shall hence be known as Sony Mobile Communications.

This marks the completion of the transaction jointly announced by Sony and Ericsson in October and makes Sony Ericsson a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony.

This will allow Sony to “further integrate the mobile phone business” into a vital element of its electronics business, and aims to accelerate accelerating “convergence between Sony’s lineup of network enabled consumer electronics products, including smart phones, tablets, TVs and PCs.”

This will also give Sony full control of the company and of the PlayStation-certified Xperia Play handset, while also allowing the firm to work with other mobile makers such as HTC, which is rumored to be the first company outside of Sony to provide PlayStation-certified, Android-powered handsets.

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