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    The Sony Xperia Play ICS story is a sad one not only if you are one of the owners. Everyone was expecting the gaming phone to receive its Android 4.0 update alongside the other 2011 Xperia Models but later on the manufacturer dropped the bomb that there will indeed be no official ICS refresh for the PlayStation phone. However, an Ice Cream Sandwich firmware popped up, certified, over at PTCRB. Does this mean that Sony changed its mind and will indeed push out the refresh? Possible, but unlikely, after such a vehement denial. However, one thing to note is that the firmware was probably ...

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    Smartphone-connected watches are one of those accessory families that we really want to see work. Despite companies releasing plenty of gadgets that fall into this category, one thing or another just doesn't seem to click, whether that's the sheer bulk of the watches, limited battery life, or a poorly-executed interface. That hasn't ruined our optimism, at least, and we're hopeful that the Pebble, which became a Kickstarter sensation this past spring, could be the one to get it right. If you'd rather not wait for that to arrive, or are just curious about what's been released so far, ...

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    Perhaps we should start off by explaining what a smart watch is. Like a regular watch -- or chronograph if you'd prefer -- a smart watch tells time, but it does so much more. A regular watch (which we'll just call a "watch") might also include the date, the day of the week, and if you had a super-fancy one, even the barometric pressure and altitude. The nice thing about a watch is its simplicity. You glance at it and get all the information you need. As we started waltzing toward the chasm of information overload, brought on by the now ubiquitous smartphone, the traditional watch just ...

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    Watch this week's Android Revolution as we go through what's hot and what's not in the world of Google's Android project. In today's show we begin by talking about our recent leak of the HTC Edge, which is apparently the manufacturer's first Quad-core smartphone. We also continue with more leaks regarding a full list of HTC devices for the future, an LG device sporting Ice Cream Sandwich and lots of other leaks. We later talk about the recent smartphone releases, which oddly include a pink variant of the Samsun Galaxy S II. We go through our coverage of the Samsung Galaxy Note and Motorola ...

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    This fall, we saw AT&T's LTE network start with a bang, offering subscribers not one, but two LTE-equipped Androids to choose from in early November. Since then, we've heard a lot about additional smartphones planned for the growing 4G network. Today, AT&T really let the floodgates open, revealing, among other new products, half-a-dozen LTE-enabled Androids. Some of these Androids on their way to AT&T are models we've had our eye on for some time. Take, for instance, the over-sized Samsung Galaxy Note, which we've spotted already with its AT&T badging and had been expecting the carrier to ...

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    The Sony Xperia S is bound to be a flagship phone in 2012: it features a slender, handsome design, it packs a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, plus it also has Sony's first 720p Reality Display for a phone. The Xperia S will ship with Gingerbread, but will get an ICS upgrade in early Q2. Our friends at Clove now have information relating to the price and ship date of the Xperia S. According to them, it will be available around March 5, and will be priced at £389.99 or around $600. The unlocked GSM phone will be Europe-only, meaning it won't have the proper bands to do ...

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    We meet the Sony Xperia Ion, a device which is "first" from a couple of perspectives: it's the first Sony device to come sans the "Ericsson" in its branding, though the device we got our hands on still uses the old Sony Ericsson logo, unlike the official AT&T phone render. It is also the first device from the manufacturer to include a 4G LTE radio. The Sony Xperia Ion packs a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 4.6-inch 720p display, and a twelve-megapixel camera. While you're waiting for the second quarter of the year, when it hits AT&T's shelves, take a look at our hands-on below. We like the ...

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    "Find out what's new and what's next! Join us at our Press Conference at Mobile World Congress for the latest news on our Xperia smartphone portfolio and strategy". That's the wording on the invitations Sony is already sending out, preparing for MWC. While at CES, Sony introduced the 4G LTE Xperia Ion on AT&T, the Xperia S, as well as the Xperia NX and Xperia acro HD for Japan. Make sure Sony will not come empty-handed to MWC, where last year they introduced the Xperia Play, Neo and Pro devices, aside from the European intro of the Arc. We've seen the MT27i smartphone recently tipped as a ...

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    According to recent rumors, Sony Ericsson will unveil two Android-powered smartphones at the upcoming CES. According to reports, they will be the Xperia S and the Xperia Ion, wearing a "Sony"-only branding (though it is yet unknown whether it will be accompanied by the "Sony Ericsson" branding too, or not). The Xperia S is a new name but it appears to relate to the LT26i "Nozomi" phone which we've recently saw previewed (though with a full "Sony Ericsson" branding at the top). You should expect specs like 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 12-megapixel camera, and a 720p. As far as ...

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    At the beginning of December, following up on the acquisition of Ericsson's stake from the joint venture by Sony, we've been told that Sony will be phasing out the Sony Ericsson brand by mid-2012. We're now told that Sony Ericsson will be rebranded as Sony Mobile Communications and all the phones which will be announced and released from this point on will be only wearing the "Sony" branding. The old Sony Ericsson logo is also dumped and, to testify to all the above, the Sony Xperia Ion on AT&T as well as the Sony Xperia S are only labeled as Sony. Source: MobileSyrup

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    Aside from the Sony Xperia Ion on AT&T and the Sony Xperia S, Sony also announced the Xperia NX and Xperia acro HD at CES. Though we've heard that all mobile devices announced will wear the Sony-only branding, the two new devices destined for Japan are still branded Sony Ericsson. The Xperia NX is the Japanese variant of the Xperia S, with the 4.3 inch LCD "Reality Display", Qualcomm MSM8260 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and twelve-megapixel camera. The Xperia acro HD will also share similar specs, like the 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch HD display and a twelve-megapixel ...

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    Sony has not been making it easy to follow the rumors leading up to the CES. While it dropped a couple clues last week, at least one was a big red herring. Despite any confusion, the details of the company's upcoming phones are starting to emerge, with some leaks featuring the Xperia S as the latest. This is the phone we've been following as the Sony Ericsson LT26i, also known as the Nozomi. Like the Xperia Ion we got a look at during AT&T's event, the Xperia S will be one of the first generation of models to drop the Ericsson name, reflecting the manufacturer's reorganization. Leaked ...

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    Will Sony (once dropping the Ericsson bit becomes final) be adding a model to its Xperia line of Androids called the Ion? That's the latest theory going around, thanks to the discovery of the product name in a trademark filing with the USPTO. Just what might this hardware end up being? For the moment, at least until we learn something else that helps to narrow-down the field any, the Xperia Ion is a potential name for any of the Sony Androids we've learned of being in development. We recently saw some pictures snapped by the thirteen-megapixel LT28at, and its Bluetooth SIG paperwork ...

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    The image above is taken from the Antutu website that features benchmark results and in our case of a specific Sony (Ericsson) LT28at. We've already seen the Sony (Ericsson) LT26i in pictures, leaks and rumors, also referred to as the Nozomi; the LT28at, according to its codename, should be headed towards AT&T. Why the analogy between the LT28at and the LT26i? As you can see, the CPU listed above for the LT28at is clocking at 1.5GHz, which is exactly the frequency reported for the LT26i Nozomi, and a dual-core at that. However, as Xperia Blog suggests, the proper cousin for the LT28at ...

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    NenaMark's aggregated results page features a certain Ayame smartphone. Checking out the phone-specific page it turns out that the phone is made by Sony Ericsson, the model is called "Ayame" and it sports a 1.4GHz GHZ Snapdragon single-core CPU, Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU and runs Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. It has an 854x480 resolution screen and scored almost 47 points in NenaMark. On another note, recent rumors talk about a certain Sony Ericsson "Nozomi", a phone which will allegedly hit the Japanese market in the last quarter of the year. The Nozomi too will sport a 1.4GHz single-core ...

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    Whether you call it Nozomi or Xperia Arc HD, the Sony Ericsson LT26i is now stranger. We've seen the phone surface in real life shots in the past and we have a general idea about what to expect from the phone specs-wise. The image above appears to be a press render of the device. It is yet unknown whether it is an official one or fan-made but it looks pretty good (and really in sync with what we've seen so far). Though believed to run Ice Cream Sandwich, you can still see the three Android buttons at the bottom of the phone, but then again Ice Cream Sandwich plays nice with buttons too. ...

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    The Nozomi from Sony Ericsson, also referred to as the LT26i, manages to generate a lot of buzz lately; we've recently seen some renders of the phone and now it's time for some more real-life sightings as the upcoming device smiles for the camera. First we have a picture from Hong Kong (above) leaked on a forum, with no other details made public, but confirming the dual-core processor and 720p display. Then comes the second image (below) which is reportedly one of the Nozomi; the phone is rumored to feature a 4.3-inch HD display with 720 x 1280 resolution, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal ...

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    A little earlier today, we shared with you the latest clue Sony Ericsson's made available about what hardware it will be revealing at next week's CES. Is the subway setting a reference to Metro – another Windows Phone hint? Could the "190" be referencing something? While we continue to look forward to your theories in the comments over in that post, what we've got here is some Sony Ericsson news that requires very little guesswork, as a source has managed to get his hands on the company's Nozomi handset a little early for some benchmarking and whole lot of new pics. We've heard that ...

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    Sony Ericsson is rumored to be releasing a high-end Android, called Nozomi, in March of next year that will bring a dual 1.5GHz dual core CPU (probably of the Snapdragon variety) with a 4.3" 1280x720 720p display (that's 342ppi), 1GB of RAM, 32GB of ROM, and, oddly, a micro-SIM tray and no expandable microSD storage. It'll also pack NFC and a 1750mAh battery. Sony Ericsson's latest high end, the Xperia Arc S, packs a faster single-core CPU. The Nozomi would be their first shipping dual-core offering. Source: Xperia Blog

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    As much as we'd wish that all the recent leaks of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi, aka Ark HD were more than just leaks, but we'll have to settle for now. More images have surfaced recently, along with more spec information, though most of it is stuff you already knew about. The Ark HD plans to provide a 720p resolution 4.3" LCD, a 12 megapixel camera with 1080p video capabilities, 1GB of RAM with a choice of either 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage due to the lack of microSD expansion. An interesting note here is that it'll include a new Snapdragon chipset featuring a 1.5GBz dual-core ...

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    A couple of days ago we heard about a certain Sony (Ericsson) Xperia Arc HD and we couldn't help but wonder whether the phone is the same as the Nozomi rumored earlier. There are a couple of pictures of a certain LT26i showing off the front and the back of the device as well as some benchmarks and the About screen. The device packs a 720p resolution screen with 320 dpi which is rumored to have 4.3 inches in diagonal. There are also talks about a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It should also pack a 12-megapixel camera with Sony's mobile Exmor-R backlit ...

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    Sony was one of the early manufacturers to commit to bringing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to their recent smartphones. They even released some early alpha versions of the OS for a few of their phones back in December 2011. Since then things have been fairly quite, leading some to wonder if progress was being made -- or if work on the ROMs had been abandoned. It seems the latter may be the answer to that question. A recognized XDA Developer has reportedly gotten his hands on a leaked Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Xperia Play and has released it for those brave enough to give it a try. ...

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    Despite getting the Xperia neo V as its refresh last year in Berlin, the Sony Ericsson Xperia neo is rumroed to get a successor and we sure hope it will be soon, if not at CES then definitely at MWC. The phone's model number is MT27i and is also referred to as "Pepper". You can see it in the leaked image above accompanied by rumored specs that include a 1GHz dual-core processor (probably made by ST-Ericsson, the NovaThor U8500 according to reports), 3.7-inch FWVGA display, five-megapixel camera with 720p video recording capability. Source: XperiaBlog

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    For the third time this week, Sony Ericsson has posted another teaser image of a smartphone it plans to reveal at next week's CES. The first picture to go up seemed to be full of subtle clues, which when taken together started to give off a very Windows Phone vibe. Next, we got a very close-up look at an upcoming Sony Ericsson Android, focusing on its camera capabilities. The latest shot gives us a nice, clear look at its featured handset (or the back of it, at least), which may be some hardware we're not yet familiar with. Of the handful of Sony Ericsson smartphones we're expecting in the ...

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    Yesterday, we looked an image Sony Ericsson just released to drum-up interest in the company's CES offerings next week. We're still not sure exactly what product the pic was supposed to promote, but some clever readers pointed out some hints that could be seen as referring to a Windows Phone device. Today, Sony Ericsson continues with the games, and has another teaser for us. This time, we go from barely seeing the phone at all to some extreme close-ups. We're not exactly sure what the port is, featured in the upper-right, but other than that, we're clearly in camera territory here. That ...

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