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Sony phones are manufactured by Sony Mobile; a multinational telecommunications company founded on October 1, 2001 as a joint venture between Sony and Ericsson, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and wholly owned by Sony.
It was originally incorporated as Sony Ericsson, but Sony acquired Ericsson’s share in the venture on February 16, 2012.
It has research and development facilities in Kenya, Africa; Chennai, India; Lund, Sweden; Beijing, China and Silicon Valley, USA.
The company was the fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer by market share in the fourth quarter of 2012 with 9.8 million units shipped.