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Sony Ericsson CEO Hints At New Device In February

Douglas Carter

Sony Ericsson CEO Bert Nordberg revealed over the weekend that Sony Ericsson would reveal a new product at Mobile World Congress in February. With rumors abound about a Sony Ericsson Playstation phone and the successor to the Xperia X10, suspicions are high that one of those two devices, if not both, will be announced then.

The Wall Street Journal writes that Mr. Nordberg said that in regards to the several rumors about new device, "there's a lot of smoke, and I tell you there must be a fire somewhere," which is, in my opinion, about as strong of a confirmation for an unannounced device that we could get out of that company's CEO.

He also noted that the difficulties in making a phone like the rumored Playstation phone is not the technical aspect, but getting approval on rights issues from game publishers. He noted that Sony already has experience with this, likely due to their Playstation platform.

What's more, Mr. Nordberg noted that he thought Sony Ericsson's future "might be brighter" and that "Sony is of course a very strong brand, and why shouldn't we use that?" When asked about how he plans to diversify themselves from the other Android handset makers, he said that "gaming, including content, is a very interesting proposition."

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