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Sony boss Sir Howard Stringer on Ericsson purchase

Japanese technology giant Sony has bought full control of mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson from Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson.

Sony has agreed to buy 50% of the firm for 1.1bn euros ($1.5bn; £964m), making the mobile handset business a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony.

Sony's CEO Sir Howard Stringer talked to the BBC's Duncan Bartlett about the deal, which he said would be an "opportunity for us to grow faster".

  • 27 Oct 2011
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