But CEO Meg Whitman tells investors the software maker is entering 2015 with the "strongest portfolio" in a decade.
The forecast from BMO Capital Markets analyst Keith Bachman is up by 10.6 million units from his prior estimate, but sales for the December quarter will depend in part on China.
The situation is so bad that Sony is suspending its dividend -- the first time it won't be making a payout since it listed in 1958.
President Obama gave the FCC his blessing this week to use its regulatory authority to pre-empt state laws prohibiting cities and towns from building broadband networks, but the agency will face opposition.
Speaking to reporters, the new Sony TV chief believes that his division can end the fiscal year in the black, despite 10 years of losses.
Analyst Michael Walkley's forecast is up from a prior estimate of 171 million. He cited two reasons for his rosier outlook.
The BlackBerry Classic smartphone is now available in India, an emerging market that carries strong sales potential for the smartphone maker.
The company says it needs more time to file its quarterly report because certain computer systems won't be back online until next month.
Apple also reveals that CEO Tim Cook's total compensation more than doubled last year to $9.22 million, while retail chief Angela Ahrendts made $73.4 million.
In an interview with CNET, the mobile-chip maker's president, Derek Aberle, discusses his company's strategy to grow in 2015, as well as its China troubles.