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    A couple days back, Sony couldn't contain its excitement about its upcoming products, and an as-of-now-still-unannounced Xperia Z4 Tablet popped up on the company's Xperia Lounge app. The presence of a date from next week sure seemed to imply that Sony could be readying to introduce the tablet at MWC, meaning that even in the absence of an Xperia Z4, we'd still have some new high-end hardware to look forward to. Now the company's got a new MWC teaser out, and it sure does look like it supports the idea of a tablet launch. While we don't see much of the hardware thanks to the angle and ...

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    The latest rumors have suggested that Sony will come to MWC 2015 without a new smartphone flagship: the best guess we currently have at an Xperia Z4 launch puts the date out closer to May. But Sony's clearly coming to MWC and will have something to show off, so what will it be, then? Beyond that Xperia E4g that just went official, it now appears that Sony could be ready to introduce a new high-end tablet, as the company seems to have accidentally confirmed the Xperia Z4 Tablet. The Xperia Tablet Z2 debuted at MWC last year, and we saw it followed up seven months later at IFA with the ...

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    We're still a tad disappointed with the rumors that Sony won't be announcing the Xperia Z4 at MWC 2015. There's a lot of fierce competition from Samsung and HTC coming to this event, and it would only make sense for Sony to try to steal some thunder as well. On the contrary, we've seen Sony focus a little more on midrange devices, and today we get another one. Sony has just made its new Xperia E4g mid-ranger official today. In a nutshell, this is pretty much the same Sony Xperia E4 that was announced a few days ago, but with the added kick of 4G LTE connectivity. Other differences include ...

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    Sony hasn't quite been the household name it would like to be in the mobile sector, with constant scares about whether we'll see the next smartphone from it or not. But even through these hard times, with its numbers in the red and speculation about spinning Sony Mobile off of the main company, the smartphone unit has somehow trudged onward, and we're seeing what could be a new leaked Sony Xperia today. Signs of new life for the sector? Perhaps. The phone has made appearances both at Geekbench and GFXBench, and has confirmed to both that it has a 5.2-inch 720p display with Android 5.0 ...

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    Even with the amount of praise that Sony's Xperia lineup has received over the last couple of years, it seems to not be enough to get the company's mobile division back on track. We've seen the company struggle to reach its profitability goals over the last couple of quarters, and it's clear that the company is desperate for a come back somehow. You'd think that the company's turnaround plan would include a heavy focus on mobile, especially given the fact that Apple's success fully depends on it, but the reality is the other way around. In a plan to raise $4.2B in profit by year 2018, ...

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    The year is 2003. College-edition Michael Fisher is splitting his time between acting and trawling HowardForums for the latest mobile tech. His daily driver is a Samsung SPH-A600 cameraphone with a nifty rotating screen, and he likes it. But every day he walks past his college technology store on the way to class – and every day a bigger, beefier smart device beckons from the window. Twelve years later, he finally gets his hands on one. Now, despite the resemblance to its clamshell communicator contemporaries, this Sony Clie (the PEG-NR-70/U, with an accent on the é if you want to be ...

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    Sony has recently launched the mid-range Xperia E4, a smartphone powered by a MediaTek SoC. The company has announced MediaTek-powered phones in the past as well, like the Xperia C, but according to a recent report, the company will release smartphones powered by MediaTek more often in the future. More MediaTek Sony smartphones are coming in 2015: entry-level and mid-range Sony smartphones will rely on MediaTek chips, claim "ources at Taiwan's handset supply chain" cited by DigiTimes. While the 3G Sony Xperia E4 might be just the first of many this year, said sources claim that 4G phones ...

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    With CES about a month in our past, and MWC right around the corner in our future, this is a prime time of year to introduce a new smartphone to a huge audience. At least, if you were already thinking about releasing a model around now, we could easily see the appeal of holding it for one of those shows. As a result, this space between the expos doesn't see a ton of independent launch action – but that doesn't mean  it doesn't happen. Sony's got the exception that proves the rule, and following yesterday's leak of some new Xperia E4 renders, it's now time for the Android smartphone to ...

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    We're not sure what to believe anymore regarding the Sony Xperia Z4: while some rumors suggest that it will not make an MWC 2015 appearance, others claim the contrary. And if that by itself wouldn't be enough to confuse everybody, a phone which is believed to be the Xperia Z4 (but could really be another phone) has just been benchmarked on GeekBench. This particular device doesn't have a model number eloquent enough to recognise the Z4, but its specifications sure seem flagship worthy. While running the latest version of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, said device is being powered by an octa-core ...

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    Just like it's been in years past, MWC 2015 is going to be a big deal, with lots of extremely high-profile hardware making its public debut. At least, while that may be the case for manufacturers like Samsung and HTC, we've had to dial-back our expectations for others; just look at Microsoft's new MWC invite that just went out, which doesn't do much to have us expecting any major launches. In the same vein, we've been hearing that Sony's MWC presence might be another low-key offering, without any new flagship Xperia Z4 in tow. Now some new rumors about the company's MWC plans are adding ...

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    The Xperia Z4 is easily the upcoming Sony smartphone we're most eagerly anticipating at the moment, but it may not arrive alone. Last year at IFA 2014, Sony launched a number of devices alongside the Xperia Z3, including the Xperia E3 low-to-mid-range model. By the time December rolled around, we found ourselves checking out the first rumors of a follow-up E4, one that would make a few solid improvements on the E3 while still remaining quite affordable. We saw a couple leaked photos back then, but now we get what may be an even better look at the hardware as some new renders turn up. Truth ...

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    We've been hearing rumors that the Sony Xperia Z4 might be missing from MWC, rumors which, if true, will testify to the fact that Sony will be breaking the highly criticised business model of releasing a flagship device every six months. The 2014 MWC brought us the Xperia Z2, followed up by the Xperia Z3 at the 2014 IFA in Berlin. Other rumors, including this report we're looking at today, claim that there will indeed be an Xperia Z4 in Barcelona, and, specifically, at the March 2 special event. MWC or no MWC, a picture of what is claimed to be the front panel of the Sony Xperia Z4 has ...

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    When talking about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, it used to be that we were asking ourselves whether or not to believe rumors that the chip was a piece of junk, prone to overheating and generally not performing up to par. But as phone manufacturers like LG step up to stand behind the 810, while others like Samsung appear to be turning their backs on the SoC, the more appropriate question may be “is the 810 actually a bad chip, or is it just getting bad PR?” Qualcomm seems determined to do something about the beating the 810's getting in the press, and today released a statement that ...

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    In recent years, Sony has had little trouble producing some of the most stellar smartphones we've ever seen, but it has constantly struggled to make the kind of profits it needs off of them. Despite attempts to reshuffle to shift the smartphone group's fortunes, it continues to not be such a great for Sony, with upper management now looking to remedy the losses with a rather concerning measure. Sony smartphone division layoffs numbering 1,000 will reportedly take effect soon. Nikkei reports that the 1,000 cuts will be made following the previous summer 2014 removal of 1,000 other ...

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    For as good as your cellular provider might be right now, who wouldn't want their service to be a little better? Networks have several ways they can go about improving their coverage, from adopting new wireless standards like LTE, to building more towers in congested areas. But maybe one of the most substantial upgrades a carrier can make is adding support for new frequency bands. T-Mobile's in the middle of doing just that, and owners of certain smartphones will see their devices updated to support this additional band coverage in the months to come. We're talking about a chunk of 700MHz ...

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    Last year, at MWC 2014, Sony introduced the Xperia Z2. After seeing the Xperia Z3 launch at IFA in late summer, our eyes were once again on the first quarter of the year in the hopes of Sony launching the latest member of this family. CES came and went with no Xperia Z4 in sight, leaving us to assume that we'd be witnessing it appear at MWC in early March. And while that would make enough sense, a new report claims that Sony's got something a bit different in mind, and that it will still be several months before it's time for the Z4 to go official. If not at MWC, then when? We don't have a ...

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    Sony has proven to have a great track record with Android software updates, ever since the company said goodbye to the old Sony Ericsson brand. Even today, we've seen the company update legacy flagships like the first Xperia Z, and its timing for updates is also competitive. We've seen the company tease its Android 5.0 Lollipop launch in the past, but today we get more visuals. For better or for worse, Android 5.0 Lollipop brings changes to the visual aspect of the navigation keys. At the moment only a few OEMs have pushed their Lollipop updates to the masses, and those that use soft ...

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    Where's the Xperia Z4? Sony fans are eager to check out what the manufacturer’s been able to come up with since last summer's launch of the Xperia Z3, and after failing to take the stage at CES, we're now curious if the Z4's warming up for an MWC debut. And while much of our attention is taken up looking through regulatory paperwork trying to track Sony's progress towards the Z4's launch, it's easy forget that the Xperia Z3's story is far from over. Beyond just being a phone that's only been on the market for a few months, it's also one whose retail options continue to mature, and this ...

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    Who's delivering new flagships at MWC? Samsung could be in, but LG sounds like it might be out. What about Sony? The company was rumored to be prepping its Xperia Z4 for CES earlier this month, but after the phone was a no-show, MWC became our next likely contender. And indeed, Sony seems to be making progress towards getting the Z4 ready for release in the coming weeks: just a few days ago we saw the FCC publish certification paperwork for a Sony handset that a few clues point to being the elusive Z4. Now an additional FCC filing seems to reveal another twist on the Z4, outing a dual-SIM ...

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    Sony has spent the last couple of years re-inventing its approach to smartphones and tablets, and has done so quite elegantly. Ever since the launch of the Xperia Z1 a few years ago, we've praised every single one of its successors on their design and features. Sony's bi-yearly cycle of launches already has us waiting for the Xperia Z4 at MWC 2015, but can you believe there is still a current-generation Xperia Z3 being prepped for a launch? The launch of the Xperia Z3 a few months ago left us a little skeptical with the lack of a purple variant, given Sony's push with the color in the ...

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    Rumors came and went of the Sony Xperia Z4's debut at CES 2015 but that never materialized, unfortunately, so we're left hoping to see what the company has up its sleeve for 2015 at Mobile World Congress in early March instead. And if this Sony Xperia Z4 FCC pit-stop is to be noted, it seems likely that the phone will see a global launch soon. The phone that's passed through the FCC identifies itself as Type Number PM-0850-BV, and FCC ID PY7-PM0850, and XperiaBlog seems to believe that this is the Z4 we've had our eyes on. It has firmware build number 25.0.A.0.33, slightly different than ...

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    One of the best phones of 2014 flew under the radar a bit in the US, and that's Sony's Xperia Z3v. But Verizon hasn't quite forgotten about it since allowing the phone on its network, and it's keeping it fresh with improvements, having just issued today a Sony Xperia Z3v update bringing bug fixes and more. There's nothing too major about the update – it's essentially a lot of miscellaneous fixes thrown together into one update package – but we do recommend that you grab it as soon as possible to fix some of the nasty bugs highlighted in the full changelog below. The update should be ...

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    Another year, another International Consumer Electronics Show behind us. Was 2015's one that will go down as a banner year in the annals of history? We didn't see any huge show-stopping announcements, nor surprise reveals of everyone's-talking-about-it hardware, but the show we did see unfold over the course of last week was still a totally solid offering, packed with lots of great phones, tablets, wearables, and accessories that all came together to place us on some solid footing as we get ready for the rest of this quarter's launches. As we start thinking about gearing up for MWC in ...

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    Sony's present doesn't represent the best times in the company's history and Sony Corp's CEO, Kazuo Hirai, has to take important, and, at the same time, rather difficult decisions. As a reminder, Sony has sold its VAIO computer brand, and the new owners have been rumored to enter the smartphone market. Now, a Reuters report citing "company officials familiar with the leadership's thinking" claims that a decision to sell off (or enter a joint-venture) the Xperia mobile division could be on the table, as part of the CEO's business revival plan. The Sony mobile division sale reported has not ...

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