Sony

Back in the 90’s, Sony produced a small range of mobile phones under the Sony brand which famously included the much loved Sony ‘Mars Bar’ CM-H333 which coined its name from the fact that it was about the same size as a Chocolate Mars Bar which at the time was regarded to be very small for a mobile phone. During the same decade a Swedish company called Ericsson were also hitting the mobile phone world by storm with a range of handsets offering a refreshing alternative to the very Nokia dominated market, flag ship models would include the Ericsson T28 and T68. In 2001 Sony and Ericsson decided to join forces and manufactured handsets under the brand Sony Ericsson which worked successfully up until 2012 when Sony purchased Ericssons share in the venture.

In recent times Sony has concentrated on developing the Sony Xperia Smartphone range which runs on Android OS, the handsets come in various shapes, sizes and prices in an attempt by Sony to have a something for everyone. Many of the models are also IP rated (dust proof and water resistant). The brand also enjoyed a significant boast in sales when the Xperia T Smartphone was used by James Bond in the film Skyfall in 2012.