We are writing this with very sadness that this will be the last post published on our blog. Sony Mobile Communications AB have raised a formal complaint about using their trademarked name “XPERIA” in our domain name “XperiaGuide.com” and wants us to discontinue the use of XperiaGuide.com immediately.
Sony Mobile is the copyright owner of all the images of the phones and the themes ( leaked by the users around the net and republished on our site ) published on out site as mentioned by them in the notice sent to us. We felt very disappointed after seeing the complaint from Sony Mobile Communications AB. We have spent so much of our free time in writing the content and promoting the brand “Xperia” on web. We have been helping Xperia users since we started this blog. We never had any bad intentions to defame their brand name, what we posted was unbiased content.
We always mentioned the source of the content from wherever the content has come from. We respect copyrights of every organization very sincerely and have never done anything wrong to infringe any IP rights of any organization in any manner.
Xperia Guide has been Quoted directly on reputed tech websites around the world like “GsmArena ( 1 , 2, 3, 4 ), IBTimes ( 1, 2, 3, 4 ), GottaBeMobile, PhoneArena ( 1, 2, 3, 4 ), SoftPedia ( 1, 2, 3, 4 ), NDTV ( 1, 2, 3, 4 ) , AndroidPolice, XperiaBlog ( 1, 2, 3 ), PhonesReview ( 1, 2, 3, 4 ), Engadget ( 1, 2 ), AndroidCommunity ( 1, 2 ), YugaTech, PhonAndroid( 1, 2 ), Yahoo News, UnWiredView, TheVerge, UberGizmo, ThinkDigit, PocketNow, TechTimes, Tech2, AndroidAuthority. ~ List is big we can’t name everyone here…
Recently a press invite by Sony India PR team was sent to us for the launch event of Xperia Z2 in India, New Delhi on 8 May which we felt as an appreciation for our work. We never expected Sony Mobile Communications AB to come up with such decision for a blog which is started only with one vision of helping and growing Xperia community into a bigger one.
We will not be able to fight against the claims made by Sony Mobile Communications AB because of lack of resources therefore our team has decided not to post anymore content on this blog from now until the case is resolved in full terms and we will transfer the domain name to Sony Mobile Communications AB, remove the content if asked to do so and discontinue the use of gizmobolt.com in any manner.
We thank to every reader of this blog to help us grow into a large community of 16K likers on Facebook and 2K followers on Twitter. At last we would like to say we will continue posting and helping Xperia users and community on our new startup GizmoBolt.com with the same dedication and passion. We are expecting every reader on our new blog soon. We need support from Xperia users community regarding the actions taken against us. Please support us every Sony Xperia users in good faith if we have ever helped you.
We wish Sony Mobile Communications a very good financial BY 2014 ahead and we hope they will continue bringing some more good smartphones in Xperia lineup. Though we never did any thing bad to Sony’s trademark “XPERIA” still we would like to apologies to Sony Mobile Communications AB on behalf of our whole team.
Anurag Kumar & Ashish Kumar