Originally Posted by ScandaLeX
So tell me what are your thoughts of this potentially backfiring on Sony? The fact that they're coming late to the party with the larger phalet makes them look like they're copying Samsung.
That's a very good question and the first point you're making is actually #1 on the "backfire" list. The thing is, Sony has something that Samsung also has and that's a leg up when it comes to other electronics (e.g. TV's, Home Theater Equipment, Portable Audio Equipment, etc.). Even though the divisions are completely different, Sony does have a "leg up" on all of the mobile industry competition because they have Entertainment Divisions that they could tap into, that would help "sell" their products. Rather than say all the things that could "backfire" on Sony with these devices, I'd rather focus on the 1 area that no other OEM can really tap into, without necessarily costing an excessive amount due to the need to license content. Sony has a plethora of Entertainment divisions that, without a doubt, they should be integrating into their mobile phone offerings. We're talking movies, video games, TV shows, you name it. No other mobile phone OEM has access to this type of content without having to license out the content from a 3rd party. If Sony approaches it correctly, they'd basically be re-inventing the Watchman (for those of you that aren't old enough to remember, Sony basically invented portable TV's Sony Watchman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
) and it's the perfect time for them to do it.
Of course, this all depends on their being able to provide the hardware inside the phone that could handle the amount of content that they have at their disposal, under the Sony umbrella.