ZDNet on Sony’s mobile division:
Sony’s mobile unit is heading for trouble, after the electronics giant cut the unit’s outlook amid falling smartphone sales.
Chief executive Kazuo Hirai announced on Tuesday [PDF] a massive impairment charge of about $1.7 billion. But he said Sony remains committed to the business, keeping it as one of three core Sony divisions, despite slow market growth.
It’s a bad sign when sales fall from negligible.