Sony-only phones are coming back as predicted. The Japanese electronics giant has announced that it will acquire Ericsson's share of Sony Ericsson partnership, bringing it into the Sony 'platform of network-connected' products.
Sony will be throwing Ericsson around $1.45 billion for their half of the company, as well as ownership of a bunch of patents and a broad IP cross-licensing agreement. We should see Sony forging ahead with its network services, including its most recent Entertainment Network. Let's just hope that the inevitable integration of the PlayStation Network won't mean hackers are let into your phone next time it gets hacked. [TechRadar via Gizmodo UK]