Sony declares the death of feature phones

Feature Phones
JD Rucker October 27 Gadgets

It may not have been their intention, but it’s definitely a clear indicator. By purchasing Ericsson’s half of the phone deal and announcing plans to move towards a smartphone-only model, Sony has unofficially declared the death of feature phones.

It’s a trend that is likely to continue to hit other manufacturers.

Sony’s president and CEO, Sir Howard Stringer, said it simply, “We’re phasing out feature phones.”

Who’s next?

Written by JD Rucker

+JD Rucker is Editor at Soshable, a Social Media Marketing Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of both Judeo Christian Church and Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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  • SD

    In India more that 70% of phones sold are feature phones and rest are smartphones…why sony is in so much hurry to declare such a thing

    • I also thinks that Sony has done mistake with declared death of feature phones. The people who are uses feature phones has majority than users of smartphones.