The Xperia and the Satio are saving Sony Ericsson

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Japo-Swedish company Sony-Ericsson saw its focus on expensive top-end handsets take it back into the black last week. The company turned a profit (21m euros) for the first time in six quarters.

Looks like their Android-based Xperia range could be one of the factors helping their resurgence.

The number of handsets they sold fell, but the average price of the handsets rose from 120 euros to 134, and the boost was enough to avoid the losses that had been predicted for the company. Smooth very highly-specced touchscreens like the Satio and powerful smartphones like the Xperias have been very sucessful and show that’s a lot of demand for great phones at the top of the market.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, £35 a month from Carphone Warehouse
Sony Ericsson Satio, £25 a month, from Carphone Warehouse

Anna Leach