Sony Ericsson Gets in the Music Business for Real
November 9, 2007, 4:36 pm
Filed under: Apple, EMI, iPhone, mobile, Music, Nokia, Sony, Sony BMG, Sony Ericsson, Universal, Vivendi, Warner Music

In a clear response to Nokia’s recent launch of a music portal with PC and mobile storefronts for purchasing and downloading tunes, Sony Ericsson has announced that it too will have a full-fledged music store for its customers by Q2 2008. S-E has always been able to sell tunes from the Sony BMG Music Entertainment, but has now reached agreement with the other three major labels (Universal Music Group (Vivendi), EMI Group PLC and Warner Music Group Corp). All of which means that Sony Ericsson customers will now be able to purchase the vast majority of the major label music that they can purchase through iTunes, Rhapsody, Nokia Music, etc.

The announcement yesterday was apparently timed to respond to both Nokia’s announcement last month, and the launch of the iPhone in Europe which takes place today.

Motorola Acquires Half of UIQ
October 17, 2007, 10:42 am
Filed under: Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Symbian, UIQ

Further demonstrating its commitment to the Symbian platform,  Motorola and Sony Ericsson  announced Monday that Motorola has acquired 50%  of  Sony Ericsson’s stake in UIQ. Sony had previously announced that they were interested in bringing in other investors in UIQ  to strengthen the industries ties to the UIQ platform.