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    Who's ready for a little Funkausstellung? We're about a week away from the start of IFA 2014, where mobile device manufacturers from all around the world will descend on Berlin to show off their newest products. The F in IFA –Funkausstellung– may translate as “radio show,” but the expo has evolved far beyond its early audio roots to feature the very latest in smartphones, tablets, and wearables. The Pocketnow team will be on the ground in Germany to share with you everything IFA 2014 has to deliver (or at least, everything worth seeing) but before we send our boys abroad, we wanted ...

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    Usually, when I hit Publish on a review, I've had enough time to mull over the words and reread everything enough to be completely certain of everything I wrote. And if I question anything, I can just grab the phone, double-check my thoughts, and reassure myself that I got it right – right then and there, firsthand proof. In all the phones I've reviewed, there was only one time I can recall that I hit publish and immediately wanted to take it back. It wasn't that I was unsure of what I had said. It was that, no matter how certain I was, I didn't want to believe what I wrote. I remember ...

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    We're just a week or two away from IFA 2014, and as our crew prepares to take a long flight across the pond, more leaks emerge on the hot devices to expect. Sony is one of the companies that's poised to garner a lot of attention at the event with the rumored Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, it's new Smartwatch, and best of all, the Xperia Z3. The company has done an amazing job at making its flagship grow in mindshare, and today's leaked photos show us why this phone is hot. Today's batch of leaked photos doesn't only show us the Xperia Z3 in its full glory, but it also takes the time to show us ...

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    IFA 2014 is just a couple of weeks away, and in addition to Sony's press invitations for its press event, we also got a small teaser yesterday that shows us the Sony smartwatch and Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact that are in the works. The biggest problem with these smaller tablets is that they're also mini on the spec sheet, though we do know that Sony doesn't abide by this standard. If you're wondering if this Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is for you, we've got some details on its probable specifications. Asian sources claim that this tablet will sport an 8-inch Triluminos screen with ...

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    Sony looks to be preparing for a blockbuster IFA event this year, with reported plans for the Xperia Z3, the Xperia Z3 Compact, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, and a new smartwatch – and that's just on the mobile side of things. Now we're hearing more confirmation of the latter two, as both the Sony tablet and smartwatch have allegedly been caught in a leaked promo pic. The picture shows off the tablet, which is expected to have an 8-inch size (a first for this Sony line of tablets), along with a new smartwatch. They are both shown near what appears to be a pool, so it's quite possible ...

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    Sony has done a great job in regaining the popularity it had with its Xperia brand. Devices like the Xperia Z2 have been met with much praise, and the same can be said about other smartphones the company has launched lately. One of the most anticipated devices this year is the Sony Xperia Z3, and it seems the company continues to prepare for its launch. The Chinese variants of the Sony Xperia Z3 just landed on TENAA, which is the Chinese equivalent to the FCC in the United States. At the moment, we see that model numbers L55t for China Mobile and L55u for China Unicom have been certified ...

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    Need a midrange smartphone that's also waterproof? You're in luck, as Sony has just gone official with the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua, "the waterproof smartphone for everyone." The M2 Aqua brings Sony's signature OmniBalance glass design to the midrange phone sector, offering the highest waterproofing rating in a smartphone as well (IP65/68). The M2 Aqua is meant to build upon the success of the original M2, so no matter what the conditions are like outside, you can use your phone and enjoy. Let's now talk specs. There's a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, and 4G ...

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    Sony has done an amazing job at regaining its popularity for cutting-edge smartphones, though we wish we could say the same about its tablets. We can't deny that we loved the Xperia Tablet Z at the time of our review, but neither this tablet, nor its successor gained a decent level of popularity. We do know that Sony is working on an Xperia Tablet Z3 for a possible launch at IFA, but it seems there's probably more to look forward to, or less if you look deeper. Some documentation of the Sony BSC10 Bluetooth speaker has emerged, and within the listing of compatible products, we see that ...

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    What company comes to mind when you're thinking “smartwatch innovator?” Pebble? Samsung? They may be a couple of the highest-profile players, sure, but it's easy to forget about some of the smartphone makers who tried dipping their toe in this pool even earlier – companies like Motorola with its MOTOACTV in 2011, or Sony (then Sony Ericsson) with its LiveView all the way back in 2010. Since then, Sony's released some updated models, including last year's SmartWatch 2 (above). The wearables market has grown by leaps and bounds since last summer, and now we hear that Sony could nearly ...

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    One of the hottest sectors for OEM competition these days is the entry-level market: Samsung is apparently pouring its Tizen efforts into it, and we know many other manufacturers have gone all-in developing low-end budget phones. Sony may be ready to push itself even further into the trend to with a new entry-level Sony D2203 phablet, a new GFXBench benchmark result suggests. The benchmark doesn't give us much in the way of what this phone may look like, though it does offer us valuable information concerning possible specifications. The phone may have a 6.1-inch display with an FWVGA ...

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    Info about Sony's next Xperia flagships have been just pouring out of the woodwork lately, as we've picked up new details on not just the Xperia Z3, but also the Xperia Z3 Compact. As we wait to see if Sony really intends to release this pair at its IFA 2014 event in just a few weeks, we're continuing to pick up new details on the models, all in the hope of confirming some of these rumors. Yesterday, the FCC published some new certification docs on what sure seems to be the Z3 Compact, and in doing so the agency appears to confirmed the phone's rumored screen size. The FCC's got listings ...

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    Sony is just a couple of weeks away from its event at IFA in Berlin, and the rumors continue to spike on what to expect. We've heard details of a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact in the works, along with a Sony Xperia tablet also in plans, but the hottest rumors fall around the flagship Xperia Z3, and today we get a couple of extra rumors that give the reported specifications some credibility. GFXBench has already published the specifications of the Sony Xperia Z3, and these all match the existing rumors on what we can expect. We're talking about a 5.15-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 ...

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    We've got Android Wear. We've got Samsung's proprietary Gear line-up. We've got Pebble. Even Sony has some skin in the game. You probably won't find anyone who would argue with you that those are all "smartwatches". But they're all so different from one another! That got us scratching our heads: what is a smartwatch? According to Wikipedia: "A smartwatch (or smart watch) is a computerized wristwatch with functionality that is enhanced beyond timekeeping, and is often comparable to a personal digital assistant (PDA) device. While early models can perform basic tasks, such as calculations, ...

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    Despite Sony's best efforts to stem the leaks surrounding the likely-upcoming Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, they just keep on coming. We're greeted today with a new batch of alleged Xperia Z3 Compact pics, showing off more of what we're expecting. The new images don't tell us much more about the phone, but they do satisfy our craving for more information about Sony's ventures. As you can see in the image above, the camera looks confirmed as a 1/2.3-inch 20.7MP Exmor RS sensor with an LED flash, and the magnetic charging port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and dedicated camera button are all back for ...

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    Sony has been really pushing water resistant phones as of late, with many of its latest phones featuring flaps everywhere in order to secure the interior from water damage. But according to Sony, its flagship Z2 can only be kept "under 1.5 m of fresh water for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP58" -- a far cry from six weeks at the bottom of the ocean. Apparently though, in a wild Xperia Z2 survival story, that's exactly what the phone managed. It goes like this: Alexander Maxén found his phone accidentally dropped into the sea to a depth of about 10 meters. Maxén wasn't exactly in a ...

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