Sony Ericsson warns: moderating demand of its mid-to-high-end phones negatively affecting income

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB announced today that its net sales and net income before taxes in the second quarter of 2008 continue to be negatively affected by moderating demand of mid-to-high end mobile phones, in combination with a delay of new products shipped during the quarter.

Although final results may differ, Sony Ericsson plans to ship approximately 24 million phones during the second quarter of 2008 with an estimated ASP (Average Selling Price) of EUR 115 (US$180). Gross margin is expected to decline both year over year and sequentially. Net income before taxes is estimated to be about break-even.

Sony Ericsson plans to announce the second quarter 2008 financial results on July 18 at 7:30 am UK time/8:30 am CET.

Source: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB



  1. To Predrag:

    Sony-Ericsson intros XPERIA X1 ‘iPhone killer’
    “Sony-Ericsson opened the Mobile World Congress today by unveiling the XPERIA X1, its first true touchscreen-focused cellphone. Following a deal with Microsoft, the handset is Sony-Ericsson’s first device to use Windows Mobile for its OS but also uses a custom interface of ‘XPERIA panels’ rather than the default Microsoft front-end: users simply tap panels with their fingers to access calling, media, and other functions, according to the phone designer. Though dominated by its 3-inch, 800×480 touchscreen, the device also includes both optical and physical navigation pads at the bottom as well as a unique arc-slider QWERTY keyboard that tilts outward for more comfortable typing.”

  2. Sony was one of the few companies to publicly keep quiet about the iPhone. Most likely they still have iScars on their body to remind them what happened to their Walkman mp3 line. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”red face” style=”border:0;” />

  3. You are *extremely* lame with that continous bloodbath the annual growth this year is over 100 million phones and how many has iPhone sold thusfar?

    You do the math and then figure out if this has *anything* to do with Apple.

  4. I expect Apple to report lower demand for their iPhone as well

    Why have a expensive monthly fee when one can buy a T****cphone for $30 and only pay $20 every other month or so depending upon usage?

    Laptops are a heck a lot better for internet use, plus they can run full applications and such.

    Apple should have created three versions of the iPhone 2.0

    1: Flip cheap version, pay as you go
    2: Present version
    3: Near laptop version with bigger screen and memory

    Remember: A vote for democrats is a vote for higher gas prices, high taxes and a worsening economy. Democrats by and far are very clueless how the world economy works, because they are for socialism, where the government controls everything and makes decisions for you, how much you get paid, where you should work etc.

    The world is in competition for the resources, China, India and the US/Europe. This is what is causing the higher prices for everything from oil to lumber.

    Of course you can blame Clinton for making China favored nation trade status and causing their out of control growth which is causing this mess.

    Stupid democrats. Do your research, think and reason before you idiots open your mouths!

  5. @Mad Mac Maniac

    8 years of Republican control has led to the worst deficit in history and runaway spending. You know, the stuff you accuse the democrats of doing. And as for governmental control in daily life, why is it the Republicans who want to control what people can or can’t do? What a bunch of hipocrites. Why is it that they always accuse the Democrats of this caricaturized crap, but always end up doing it themselves?

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