Sony Cutting 1,000 Jobs From Smartphone Division

By Gary Cutlack on at

Reports in the Japanese press suggest Sony's about to downsize its smartphone division again, with as many as 1,000 more jobs set to disappear in a future streamlining of its Chinese and European mobile teams.

The rumour claims says this is in addition to other job losses previously announced by the company, cut that will take its mobile workforce down by 30 per cent in total by 2016. Perhaps future Xperias are going to be rebranded Huaweis. [Reuters]