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Company Overview of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA), Inc.

Company Overview

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA), Inc. provides mobile multimedia devices in the United States. It offers mobile phones, networking products and accessories, digital music players, cameras, personal computer cards, and M2M solutions. The company is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA), Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB.

7001 Development Drive

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

United States

Key Executives for Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA), Inc.

President and Head of Region North America
Age: 54
President of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
President of Sony Ericsson
Age: 58
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA), Inc. Key Developments

Sony Mobile Communications Inc. Announces the Launch of Xperia E3

Sony Mobile Communications Inc. has announced the launch of Xperia E3. Xperia E3 provides unmatched entertainment with fun features including creative camera apps. Its ultra-fast performance and 4G connection also allows consumers to experience all its features in full throttle. Whilst most devices begin to deteriorate through wear and tear, the corners on Xperia E3 are designed to prevent scratches in case of an unexpected bump. Teamed with a scratch-resistant screen made of durable tempered glass, E3 will keep looking smart and shiny for longer so user can continue to show it off. The 5 megapixel camera with HDR allows user to capture stunning photos even with back light and to record HD videos. Creative camera apps such as Timeshift burst and AR effect take user's photos beyond the same old, tired filters. Download new AR fun to mix reality with 3D effects that change as user move the camera. Share user videos live to Facebook via the Social live app or to YouTube via the Live on YouTube - by Xperia app. Taking the power of control to the next level, E3's 'shake to start' app lets user customise shortcuts to any app. With a simple flick of the wrist user can launch or open Facebook, making accessing user favourite apps easier than ever. The 'shake to start' app allows user to control user phone - and impress friends - in all new ways. Xperia E3 will come pre-loaded with Sony's media apps offering instant access to a world of music and movies through Sony's Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited services. Additionally in selected markets, Xperia E3 will come with an exclusive entertainment package including a 30 day Premium subscription trial of Sony's Music Unlimited cloud-based digital music service and three blockbuster movies from Sony Pictures including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Captain Phillips and Ghostbusters. Xperia E3 features the advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with quad-core 1.2 GHz CPUs and 4G LTE capabilities allowing user to load all user movies, music and games instantly without any irritating interruptions. And of course with Xperia E3 connecting to 4G networks, downloading, surfing and sharing is faster and smoother than ever. Experience all of this stunning entertainment on Xperia E3's generous 4.5" displaywith Sony's leading TV technology and IPS for wide viewing angles, while its long-lasting 2330 mAh battery with Battery STAMINA Mode keeps the smartphone going for 14% longer usage, so user can keep the fun streaming in. For added flexibility, E3 is also available in a dual SIM variant. Sony's dual SIM management technology means that users can keep both SIMs active and never miss a call, even when talking on one of them. SmartBand SWR10 is an innovative life-logging wristband that lets user keep track of everything user do and presents it back to user through a beautiful visualisation in the accompanying Lifelog application. Accelerate user music to the max with BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker - a portable Bluetooth speaker with Qi wireless charging, superior sound and premium Sony design. SBH60 Stereo Bluetooth Headset is a uniquely designed wired and wireless Bluetooth headset, with call handling and media remote control functionality for everyday use.

Freeny Family Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Sony in Texas

Sony Xperia M2 smartphones violated four patents owned by the sons of the now-deceased inventor, said an infringement suit filed July 9, 2014 in U.S. District Court in Marshall, Texas. The four patents (6,490,443; 6,806,977; 7,301,664 and 8,072,637) were granted between December 2002 and December 2011. All list Charles C. Freeny Jr. as the inventor, and all were assigned to Automated Business Companies of Spring, Texas, the patents show. The complaint, filed by Freeny's sons, Charles III, Bryan and James, names Sony Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications as defendants.

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA), Inc. Brings Xperia(TM) ZL to the US

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA), Inc. brings the Xperia(TM) ZL to the US, offering consumers the best of Sony in a premium smartphone. The Xperia ZL is now available online for pre-sale at Sony Store and will soon be available through other select online retailers. The Xperia ZL has all of the specifications expected from a premium smartphone and offers even more with best of Sony experiences. It combines a razor sharp 5" full HD (1920x1080p) Reality Display with an elegant and compact design. Intelligent camera features make taking high quality images easier than ever, and One-touch connections via NFC (Near field communication) allow the Xperia ZL to communicate with a wide range of NFC-enabled devices with a single tap. Compact design: With Sony's expertise in design and craftsmanship, the Xperia ZL comes with subtly rounded edges, a curvature that fits naturally into the palm of ones hand, and a compact layout that optimizes the iconic phone design. The power button also has high functionality, as the average user is likely to touch it an estimated 76 times per day, and exemplifies the premium build and craftsmanship that has gone into the Xperia ZL. Intelligent Sony Technology: Xperia ZL's Reality Display, powered by Mobile BRAVIA(R) Engine 2, brings Sony's long-standing TV expertise to the smartphone and delivers an immersive viewing experience with optimized colors, contrast, and clarity. Most smartphones available have screen ratios of between 60% and 68%. Xperia ZL has been precision engineered for an exceptional viewing experience while maintaining a compact design, allowing the brilliant display--representing 75% of the overall footprint--to take the spotlight. Xperia ZL also shares capabilities with Sony digital cameras and features Exmor RS for mobile, the world's first image sensor with HDR (High Dynamic Range) video for smartphones. HDR technology enhances clear images against strong backlight, enabling users to capture razor sharp pictures and videos, no matter the conditions. Sony's One-touch functions enable consumers to easily share music, photos, and videos from their smartphone to an array of NFC-enabled Sony devices including speakers, headphones, and TVs. With the latest NFC-capable BRAVIA TV, simply touch the Xperia ZL to the TV remote control to instantly enjoy ones photos or view the content of ones phone's screen on a large TV screen. With an NFC-enabled headset or speaker, listen to the songs on ones Xperia ZL with just a tap. Xperia ZL also includes Battery STAMINA Mode that significantly improves the battery standby time by automatically shutting down battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off and starting them up again when the screen is back on. Key features for Xperia ZL: 5" 1080 x 1920p full HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA(R) Engine 2; 13MP Fast Capture camera with Exmor RS for mobile, HDR video (1080p), Superior Auto and Noise Reduction to effortlessly capture razor sharp pictures and videos in any conditions; Battery STAMINA for improved standby time; NFC-enabled and Infra-red capable; 1.5 GHz asynchronous quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB RAM; MSRP $759.99 (unlocked, Model C6506) and $719.99 (unlocked, Model C6502); Available colors: Black, White, Red; Compatible network bands: Model C6502 HSPA+: 1,2,4,5,8 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900; Model C6506 LTE: 2,4,5,17 & HSPA+: 1,2,4,5,8 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900; Xperia ZL will launch on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).

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