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Author 'SE CEO: Google asked us to build the Nexus One, we refused'
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Posted: 2010-02-18 16:04
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Hi all

i thought some of you would like this (surprised it hasnt been posted yet)

"Aw, why don't these CEOs say stuff like this in press conferences? Sony Ericsson's head Bert Nordberg has shared with Swedish publication Sydsvenskan the rather salacious news that his company was asked to build the so-called Google phone before HTC... and it turned down the opportunity. Fearing brand dilution or something equally crazy, Nordberg states that Sony Ericsson is committed to building only its own-branded hardware and will not be a subcontractor to anyone. Haughty words from a company whose own Android device is still a good couple of months away from hipsters' pockets, but we're sure Bert knows best. After all, it's not like HTC got a ton of positive press and brand awareness out of its partnership with Google, and it's exceptionally clear that SE doesn't need a dime of additional revenue. Oh, wait."

source:
http://www.engadget.com/2010/[....]-to-build-the-nexus-one-we-re/

original source:
http://translate.google.com/t[....]mobilsatsning.html&sl=sv&tl=en
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Posted: 2010-02-18 16:17
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2pr04google!
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Posted: 2010-02-18 16:18
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Although it is somewhat nice to be asked. . Ha ha ha ha ha

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Posted: 2010-02-18 16:27
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Good thing they refused, or we'd still be waiting for the NexusOne to be released.
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Posted: 2010-02-18 16:34
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Its probably better that didn't make this phone
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Posted: 2010-02-18 16:38
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Now Google should be thankful that didn't accept to make the Nexus One
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Posted: 2010-02-18 16:43
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This shows that even a guy from Sweden who's CEO doesn't know anything about running a good business.
Just look how popular HTC has became by being the first with android.
If a team of peeps from esato would lead SE for one year, the next year when everything is launched, we would see SE rise up to the number 2 spot in terms of market share and they'll be very profitable.
But then again why would a CEO and the board of SE turn to us when they are getting payed so much for hardly doing their job.
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Posted: 2010-02-18 17:37
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this is ludacris..

i don't know what's worse. that google asked SE or that we REfused! wtf
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Posted: 2010-02-18 18:52
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Sony should just ditch ericsson. It's getting stupid. They should make a cool smartphone with walkman and PS integration and say good bye to ericsson. is late to the android game and hasn't released a 1.5/1.6 android phone when the whole market is moving to 2.1 already and comes now with this ridiculous statement like 'we don't need google, our brand is strong enough', HTC is getting good press everywhere for the nexus one and is not losing market share every year like , they needed it less than but were smart enough to get it. With a CEO like this, no wonder is going downhill.
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Posted: 2010-02-18 19:18
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the decision is good for google
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Posted: 2010-02-18 21:25
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HTC is a subcontractor, is not a subcontractor. What part of this don't you understand?

And why all the mocking of ?
If you don't like the brand GTFO out of here and let people that enjoys the brand discuss it.
It's one thing to point out pros and cons and discuss that, and it's something else to just come to the boards to mock the brand and troll. It's getting really pathetic now.
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Posted: 2010-02-18 21:34
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I Have a x10 and i have had a nexus one the X10 kicks the nexus one and iphone's ass lets wait and see how many of you haters change your tune once the x10 launches

Remember when the iphone was announced it took 7 months for them to release it both 2G and 3G the 3GS was quicker only because it was a tweaked variant of the 3G not a brand new product
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Posted: 2010-02-18 21:56
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"sorry Google but we sucks..."

no matter of what they wasted opportunity to warm up logo in North America. ok, they make own decision and I respect that but it was foolish to mention about it! like a kid Mr. Nordberg, like a kid...

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Posted: 2010-02-18 22:00
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all the while i'm using se's phones and not even once i had other brands....
are we suppose to discuss only the good things and ignore the bad things?? owh come on, things only can get better if we are open minded and willing to accept and admit the weakness and work on that weakness to turn it better. as for my statement did i say anything bad of sony ericsson. now what your comment will be if Mr Bert Nordberg accept to google's request??

you are carried away, shallow minded, short sighted and jump to conclusion before understanding the true facts of each esatonian comments. who are you to chase people out...damn
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Posted: 2010-02-18 22:10
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2G to 3G was the tweak IMO,they shared same CPU, same Camera, probably same batt etc. . . Only real diff was the 3G, whereas 3G to 3GS was a bigger change as 3GS used a newer CPU architecture, ARM A8 Cortex, 3.2mp camera, bigger batt etc. . . .hmmm maybe im wrong,but it does seem to me that 3G to 3GS internaly was a bigger step.
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