[citation][nom]house70[/nom]Sony needs to get on board with the hardware (bigger batteries, bigger storage, etc) and the software, particularly the updates (or just get on board with Google for a Nexus phone of their own).Then, and only then, they might have a shot at reaching their goal.[/citation]
No Sony just need to insert a microSD card slot in the Xperia U, S and P and then they WOULD HAVE HAD a winner. In fact Sony is a company run by clueless idiots like most big companies these days.
1) insert microSDcard slots in EVERY device!!!
2) provide FULL fuctionality of their former featurephones INCLUDING 2-way call recording!
3) provide non-bastardized versions of their devices with a pure Android experience and if you really want to ADD something, then add something USEFULL! Like 2-way callrecording for instance!
E.g. The Xperia U is a fantastic little device. Horribly let down by a measly 4Gb storage of which you have about -2GB left for actual use and NO bloody microSD-card slot! Bring that revised device out NOW WITH a microSDcard slot and Android 4.1 and it WILL sell. It's other capabilities are good, nice screen, love the collour bar at the bottom, it's reasonable loud, the weight is good, the price is good, the performance is reasonable for a dual core, it has enough ram, a jolly good camera (photos are a bit too yellow for my tast but its okay, really).... just that internal storage!
The problem is always the same with ppl like e.g. my mum. She ALWAYS manages to drop her phone in some water and then when the bloody thing broke she ALWAYS complain that she's lost the photo's that where on her phone!
There is a REASON why ppl want microSDcards, SONY!!! Listen to the people goddamnit!