Sony will reportedly cut 1,000 more jobs from its mobile division

by: Jimmy WestenbergJanuary 27, 2015
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In a report that surfaced earlier today, Sony is planning on cutting 1,000 more jobs from the company’s mobile division. These job cuts will take place mainly in Europe and China. After the cuts, Sony’s mobile division will reportedly have shrunk 30% down to 5,000 by the end of the fiscal year in March 2016.

While these cuts are nothing positive, we can’t say they came out of the blue. Sony has been trying to gain a foothold in the smartphone market and regain profits for quite some time. Just last year, Sony posted a $1.7 billion loss from their mobile division, and that was after the company already cut 1,000 jobs from the mobile division back in 2013. It seems as though the company is doing all they can to return profits, including the shift back to yearly flagship releases and cutting down the number of overall handset releases throughout the year.

Sony is expected to report its recent job cuts during the company’s earnings report on February 4th.

This won’t automatically return profits to the company, but do you think cutting this many jobs will benefit them that much? Moreover, what would you like to see Sony do differently in 2015? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

  • Mike Bastable

    Sony needs to be sold, quick

    • On a Clear Day

      .. .. “quickly”, Mike, is the correct form of the word to use in this context. Sms
      I couldn’t agree more with your assessment. Question is who would buy a dying horse?

      • Mike Bastable

        big smile, i stand corrected.

  • Lorenzo Mariotto

    :(

  • Simos Katsiaris

    why people keep buying the shitty samsung while sony does everything right?

    • Raghav Kapur

      Everything right? Sony phones have the WORST UI imaginable, make ugly glass phones that smash with a single drop, and seriously lacking in features as compared to Samsung devices. They deserve it

    • If Sony was doing everything right they’d sell more.. Don’t blame Samsung for Sonys shortfalls, their phones are garbage. Typical Samsung hater.

    • Sony’s default wallpaper is crap.

    • On a Clear Day

      ONCE upon a time there was an 800 pound gorilla whose name was Sony.
      Sony made all kinds of “stuff” and usually it was very good “stuff”.
      NOW everyone who was anyone anywhere also knew that Sony was a very, VERY mean 800 pound gorilla and did not play nicely with anyone, anywhere at any time.
      BUT Sony was nevertheless very happy and pleased with itself and really didn’t give a damn who it hurt or who offended.
      TILL one day, people – much to their gleeful delight – found that there were now lots of others around who could do what Sony could do, only better and cheaper.
      SO it came as no surprise to any that Sony did then begin to drown
      As red ink galore began to abound,
      BECAUSE, as everyone knows, what goes around, comes around.

      Sony’s demise couldn’t happen to a nicer enterprise.

      • MattEgansHairLine

        Er, Samsung is next, followed by Google, maybe you should read more share indexes. Apples looking to double this year, Google price has been struggling for a year and are investing in projects that get shut down after a few billion investment, Samsung is bailing a boat made of holes.

  • Karly Johnston

    They are selling it off anyway so it doesn’t really matter.

  • M2

    I have a xperia M2 and i am very pleased whit it. 
    I think Sony should bay a chinees mobile company and togehter whit that new company make new phones or make partner whut a chanees company to make better phones specialy for the mid range markets and sony should do more ad on tv and magazines and the most important point is to have faster updates to new android versions 
    hello from sweden

  • Lorenzo Mariotto

    Please Google, just make a damn 5″ Xperia Nexus, before it’s too late for Mama Sony

  • MattEgansHairLine

    As an Apple shareholder, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Google for destroying all competition for Apple.

    With no profits in android for any manufacturer, Nokia gone, Motorola’s now a promotional logo, Sony on its last legs when it comes to mobile computing (both phones and laptops), Samsung flaying around like a blind octopus, now is the time to thank Eric, Sergy and the other non-descript guy at Google for killng all that was and all profits to come for every mobile phone manufacturer on the planet.

    I’d like to thank Andy Rubin and Chris DeSalvo for admitting to copying iOS. Eric Shitt for being a complete prick when it comes to your privacy (and a hypocrite when it comes to his), Sergy for Glassholes, and lastly, all the haemorRoiders who lied about performance and software issues that drove users to iOS and OS X.

    Thank you for my new Mercedes guys, I couldn’t have done it without you.

    • Ok and you felt the need to announce that because??

      • MattEgansHairLine

        You do realise your question (with double question marks?) is answered in my first sentence?

    • Guest

      amen! I will having a nice dividend this quarter thanks to profitless android.

    • On a Clear Day

      I wouldn’t get too comfortable with that largess from your Apple stock, nor expect to be able to maintain your smug smile of superiority and distain for longer than long if I were you.

      Apple modeled itselfafter Sony; it’s business paradigm of doing everything imaginable to build in indentured servitude and forced adherence to the Sony – I mean the Apple line. Jobs of course being Jobmeaning rarely if ever nice or kind – thought that was just dandy and would be like taking candy from a baby.

      Yet, time did tell and truth did raise its inconvenient head much to Sony’s dismay, as it will for Apple in due course too proving once again that being a tyrant always wountil it doesn’t, and then no matter how big or mean or ugly an 800 pound gorilla you may be – people will find a way to be free and happy to be rid of you, and they will remember you used them, abused them and never, forgive you.

      The bigger they are the harder they fall – General Motors thought it was greater than great, grander than grand and peop thought it was invincible too – and then it was not.

      • MattEgansHairLine

        Maybe I should move all my money to Google shares, a business model from last century, that is now dead as desktop search dies and in App search grows exponentially.

        Who’s got the in app search arena, oh that’s right Apple, skate to where the puck is going, not where it was.

        • On a Clear Day

          I suppose if it doesn’t matter to you what the inherent culture of of a corporation is it would be easy based on superficial appearances to, for the moment, from a purely unemotional monetary standpoint – deem Apple a wise and prudent investment. Those who were investors in the slave trade too I am sure made an excellent return on their investments and were quick to mount facile arguments defending both the benefits to society as well as why they were investors. Though they would have had to make due with a fancier carriage to celebrate their windfall profits, since it would still be years before they could go for the Mercedes.

          If you don’t mind using a device that from the ground up was designed to lure and trap all who succumb to the siren song of its ever so sweet advertising into a labyrinth more perfect than the one Dadelos constructed to imprison the Minotaur, then go for it.

          We do not advance the cause of freedom by supporting businesses, individuals or governments whose true, underlying motivation is contrary to encouraging and supporting freedom.

          • MattEgansHairLine

            Are you serious, then what would that make Samsung who run the plantations, Google who were fired as shackel and whip manufacturers from Apple, not the other way round.

            The reason for this website is because Google wanted to copy Apple. As proven by every reliable survey, Apple customers are richer, better educated, have a better future mapped out and are more intelligent, if you own Apple products vs Google products. The trend is every generation gets poorer, so I am currently skating to where the puck is going. If Google had a strategy of any sort and not just wild multi-billion dollar advertising campaigns dressed as ‘Projects’.

            No emotions, no jingoistic sloganing, real cold facts. No trolling like you, just reality.

      • MattEgansHairLine

        Still waiting, while Samsung, HTC and Sony flounder..,

        When’s this ‘fall’ that littlesofties have been predicting since the 70’s going to happen?

        We laughed at them for 30 years, glad roiders have stepped up to be laughed at, I don’t think the softies could have taken the next thirty years.

  • Junaid

    yesterday i bought Xperia z ultra 31k rupees in Pakistan… really wonderful phone.. fantastic look.. Amazing performance
    better than my 55k note 3 and HTC one

  • In other words Sony is throwing in the towel..

    • Karly Johnston

      The CEO already said Xperia division was for sale.

  • Pilz

    How is 30% of 6000 equal to 1000? It’s a 16.667% cut not a 30% cut unless you are missing some data. 6000*.30= 1800 so please fix that in the article.