Mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson posted a pretax loss in line with expectations on Friday and said it saw the handset market growing slightly in 2010.

Sony Ericsson, owned by Sweden's Ericsson and Japan's Sony Corp., reported a quarterly pretax loss of 190 million euros ($270 million).

The mean forecast in a Reuters poll of 25 analysts had been for a 194 million euro loss.

Restructuring charges in the fourth quarter were 150 million euros against an average forecast of 63 million euros.