Sagem brand says goodnight at the end of the year

Sofinnova's purchase of Sagem means that the Sagem brand will disappear completely from handsets by the end of the year, Mobile Phone Helpdesk is reporting. Don't worry, though, you rabid Sagem fans: the manufacturer will still be alive and well, albeit in a decidedly less high-profile form as a dedicated ODM. Making phones for other brands is a biz Sagem's already well acquainted with through its partnership with Sony Ericsson and others, so it should be an easy transition. In the meanwhile, Sagem-branded phones currently planned for release before the end of the year should still "partly come to market," so get those collectors' editions while you still can.