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Sony Mobile rumored to exit Middle Eastern, African, and Turkish markets

Sony Mobile rumored to exit Middle Eastern, African, and Turkish markets

It's not a secret that Sony's phones haven't exactly experienced the degree of success or sales that the company's competitors have seen. For years its design language was stuck firmly in the past, and the high prices associated with its products kept it from competing at the same level as other OEMs. And according to Evan Blass/@evleaks, the company may even be pulling out of the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa entirely. 

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NEC Calls It Quits, Announces That It Is Getting Out Of The Smartphone Business

NEC Calls It Quits, Announces That It Is Getting Out Of The Smartphone Business

Manufacturing smartphones is a competitive game. I'm talking playing StarCraft in South Korea rough. Succeeding in this market is akin to getting into an Ivy League university, then going on to join the NFL. It's not impossible, but neither is becoming president. If you can't handle the heat, get out of the kitchen. It must be too hot for NEC, as they're bowing out of the smartphone market. Given that this was one of their latest models, the news doesn't come as too much of a surprise.

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To be more specific, the Japanese multinational explained that it is ending the development, manufacturing, and sale of smartphones other than those that are currently available.

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Garmin Considers Exiting Phone Business-Yeah, Garmin Made A Phone

Garmin Considers Exiting Phone Business-Yeah, Garmin Made A Phone

Garmin CFO Kevin Rauckman stated on the 9th that Garmin may be leaving the mobile phone part of its business on the side of the highway. Garmin has released exactly one Android phone that was met with limited success, to put it nicely. They released the Garminphone with an outdated version of Android and put it on the 4th largest (out of 4) wireless carrier in the US (T-Mobile). The cards were definitely not stacked in their favor.

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At one point in time, I'm sure this phone would have been a break-away hit but, now that every phone has GPS navigation, the Garminphone has become completely irrelevant.

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