Sony puts off attack on U.S., Chinese phone-makers

10/11/2013 | Reuters

Sony's effort to become the world's third-largest smartphone-maker remains an elusive one. CEO Kazuo Harai said Friday that the consumer electronics giant has no major plans to invade the U.S. and China, the two largest markets. Sony, ranked seventh globally, will concentrate on Europe and its native Japanese market, which represent 60% of smartphone sales. "It's not realistic to try to do everything at once. In the U.S. we'll start gradually," Hirai told reporters. T-Mobile US is the only domestic carrier that sells Sony phones.

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