There are few stories of meteoric rise and precipitous fall that can rival the tale of HTC, but Sony’s mobile division offers just as many highs and lows. Today, it sells some Xperia – it shipped less than a million during the three months of Q2. How did we get here?

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

It all started with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1, the first ever phone to bear the name. But it wasn’t an Android device as you would expect today, it wasn’t even a Sony Ericsson phone – it was designed and built by HTC.

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