Sony leaves dumbphones behind, will only make smartphones now

If you haven't made the switch to a smartphone yet, your days are numbered, because the future won't have any cellphones in it. Sony Ericsson is the first major cellphone company to stop making "dumbphones." From here on out, its Xperia brand of smartphones will take over.

There's just no room for cellphones. Where cellphones like the Motorola RAZR once enjoyed the spotlight, the new hotness is either an Android, iPhone, BlackBerry or Windows Phone 7 smartphone.

According to Sony Ericsson, 80 percent of its sales come from its Xperia smartphone line that run on Android. Going forward, the company's entire DNA will be to crank out smartphones only in 2012.

Good riddance. We understand that there are folks who don't understand the complexities of today's smartphones, but burying the old dumbphone is the only way to keep advancing phone technology.

With Sony Ericsson betting its entire future on smartphones, we wouldn't be surprised to see others like Nokia or Samsung do the same.

As Apple CEO Tim Cook said during his iPhone 4S presentation, he thinks eventually, every cellphone will become a smartphone. It's going to be smartphone world, so why not start transitioning things now. We'll never get those 720p resolutions screen smartphones if everybody keeps clinging onto those teeny QVGA (320x240) and lower screens.


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