Sony Ericsson phone units plummet 43% in Q209

Apple Online Store “Sony Ericsson warned of worsening trouble at the company as it recorded a steep drop in the number of phones shipped this quarter as well as in its financial well being,” Electronista reports.

“The company shipped just 13.8 million phones this quarter, dropping 43 percent compared to one year earlier; the number was also a 5 percent shrink from already weak performance in the winter,” Electronista reports. “Accordingly, the company swung from a roughly $8.5 million profit in spring 2008 to a $300.5 million loss in 2009.”

Electronista reports, “Most of the company’s recent declines have come through a combination of a virtual absence of smartphones as well as a chronic problem with product overlap that has resulted in multiple similar phones that do little to stand out in the market or from each other.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Sony Ericsson’s future is so bright that their executives have all taken to wearing head-mounted klieg lights.

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