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    With the Xperia Z4 Tablet, Sony is setting out to show that it knows how to deliver some premium hardware. At just 6.1mm thick, it can go head-to-head with the Apple iPad Air 2 in the race for super-thin tablets – and it does so while delivering a screen that's both larger and of much higher resolution. Maybe more importantly, Sony's offering comes in weighing ten percent less that Apple's. Understandably, we're going to be seeing a lot of comparisons made between these two devices, so we wanted to get a head start on our analysis. That meant bringing an iPad Air 2 along to Sony's MWC ...

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    Smartphone progress follows a general trickle-down effect: what was once top-shelf hardware finds itself popping up on more affordable devices as newer, higher-specced components emerge to outfit future flagships. But this year at MWC Sony doesn't have a new flagship model, and the new smartphone it's brought to show off is instead a mid-range handset, the Xperia M4 Aqua. Can it hold a candle to the six-month-old Xperia Z3? We took a look at both models at MWC 2015 to see how they compared. In an impressive number of ways, the M4 Aqua compares quite favorably to the Z3. It sure looks a ...

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    Sony may get a little flack for not being ready with a new Z-series flagship smartphone at MWC this year, but it's not like the manufacturer's just been sitting around twiddling its thumbs, either. Instead, it's come to the conference with some very much flagship-caliber hardware – just not in a pocket-sized variety. Earlier today we saw the company announce the new Xperia Z4 Tablet, and now we have the chance to go hands-on with the model for ourselves. There are thin device, and there are thin devices, with the Z4 Tablet's 6.1mm depth making it very much one of the latter. Despite that ...

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    A few weeks back, it was anyone's guess if Sony was actually going to bring new phones to MWC 2015. Rumors of the Xperia Z4 kept drifting further and further into the future, and our MWC attention instead started turning towards Sony's tablet lineup. And with Sony launching phones like the Xperia E4 and E4g in the weeks before the conference, even if it did have any non-flagship models in the pipeline, would it have any left by the time the show rolled around? As it turns out, that answer is very much in the affirmative, and Sony just went official with its new Xperia M4 Aqua mid-ranger. ...

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    We weren't expecting much from Sony on the smartphone front from MWC 2015 – given that the Xperia Z4 doesn't look to be launching here, and that's pretty much all that's been on our immediate radar as of late – but the company has gone ahead and surprised us a bit with the unveiling of the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua through a press release from Barcelona. Let's have a look at the device below. The smartphone is what Sony itself calls a mid-ranger, though the company does go on to state that the phone "sets the new mid-range standard" with its innovative features. There's a 13MP rear-facing ...

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    The announcements out of MWC in Barcelona are reaching a nonsensical level at this point, with HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6 out of the way now, and Microsoft set to make its big reveal in just about an hour. Sony has taken this moment of a lull of sorts to reveal two new devices, one of them being its next flagship tablet. Meet the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet, official as of right now. Sony says that the Z4 Tablet represents the perfection of mobile entertainment. There's a bright 2K 10.1-inch display, as well as industry-leading battery life, and it's all rounded out by the powerful ...

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    Sony put a new MWC 2015 teaser out this morning, and unlike the one we got to check out yesterday, this one doesn't do much to show us actual hardware- it's just way too close up. But between those tiny bubbles and the “get ready to make a splash” text Sony accompanies this image with, it sure does seem to have something to do with waterproofing. Now, waterproofing on Sony hardware is hardly something to write home about – Sony's been delivering such devices for years. And even with waterproof models like the Xperia M4 Aqua tipped to be on the company's MWC docket (the Xperia Z4 ...

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    Sony has already shared its Xperia E4g mid-ranger, but it's been looking like the company has still been holding onto a number of new devices for introduction at MWC itself. We've seen signs of an Xperia Z4 Tablet a couple times over the past few days, and today we get what may be our best look at the tablet to date, as well as check out a phone that sources claim is the upcoming Xperia M4 Aqua. That's the supposed Z4 Tablet above, the one Sony seems to have inadvertently teased as having a 2K display, up form the Z2 Tablet's 1080p panel. Sony appears to be introducing a new quick-launch ...

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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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