Posts tagged with: XPERIA
  • by | February 3, 2014 11:36 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Pebble's launch of its App Store for its smartwatch line-up. We then talk about the HTC M8, and more confirmation that that phone is losing its hardware buttons. Sony is next as we get some leaks of an Xperia smartphone with very little bezels. Sundar Pichai takes the stage next as reports have him as a strong candidate for CEO at Microsoft. We end today's show talking about the predictions for hardware specifications for the Galaxy S 5 and iPhone 6. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Pebble app store launches for iOS; Android ...

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  • by | February 3, 2014 12:38 PM

    A couple weeks back, we got a look at a new breed of Androids from Sharp, boasting some of the narrowest side bezels we've seen in recent memory. As we wring our hands over concerns that such phone are going to introduce new problems, picking up stray inputs from our hands just gripping the phone, manufacturers push forward, towards that day when a phone's display will utterly consume its face. We're still a way's off from that, but one new leak may offer the next step in that direction, apparently revealing a Sony Xperia model with an impressively narrow bezel. At least, that may be what ...

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  • by | December 24, 2013 11:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the CyanogenMod variant of the Oppo N1, and its official launch today. Amazon follows the news as we talk about their new app store deals and why they exist. Nokia is next as we keep talking about their possible Nokia Android phone, as unbelievable as that may be. Sony is then making headlines with Android 4.3 for existing Xperia smartphones. We end today's show talking about Samsung's plans for the display of the Galaxy S 5. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition goes up for sale; any takers? - Amazon’s ...

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  • by | November 7, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's recent update to Google Apps for Android, which brings some of the KitKat updates that Nexus 5 owners are enjoying. Speaking of Nexus 5, there are complaints of a poor speaker and poor camera, and Google talks about it. We later talk about Sony as the company has laid down its plans for Android 4.3 and 4.4 to its Xperia line-up. Apple follows the news as the Cupertino kids might be working on launching more than one iPhone in 2014. We end today's show by talking about Samsung's ISOCELL cameras and foldable displays. All this and more ...

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  • by | October 18, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia's current marketshare within the Windows Phone ecosystem, even though that's not necessarily a good thing. We then talk about the Android 4.3 update to the Samsung Galaxy S 4, and who will be the lucky few to get it. Sony is up next as we talk about their plans for fast wireless charging for 2014. Then we go through Apple's retention of a patent that made a lot of damage to Samsung in previous years, and that could pose a threat. We end today's show talking about the Google Nexus 5 being leaked on the Google Play Store, and what to ...

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  • by | October 18, 2013 8:05 AM

    Having a non-replaceable battery on your smartphone or tablet is bad enough when it takes hours to recharge, like in the case of the third-generation iPad, which took a crazy 7 hours to return to a usable state. Still, if products could recharge in decent times, like say, an hour, then not being able to replace your battery wouldn't be so bad, and specially at times when the Snapdragon 800 processor makes sure the device will go longer. Such is the case of Sony's future Xperia smartphones. Sony's new invention, which is based on a forthcoming version of the Qi standard, promises to bring ...

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  • by | June 4, 2013 7:11 AM

    It seems like a long ago, but it was only February 2011 when Sony unveiled its "PlayStation Phone", calling it the Xperia Play. Sony had made smartphones before. It had also made gaming consoles and handheld entertainment devices. What no one had done was marry an entertainment system into a cutting edge smartphone. The market potential was huge, and Sony knew it. Not only did Sony release the Xperia Play, it also introduced the PlayStation Certified program which would let other manufacturers build devices worthy of the PlayStation name and enable them to play PlayStation Mobile games. ...

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  • by | May 25, 2013 1:01 AM

    There's a big gulf between an unboxing and a full review, and we're always looking for ways to fill it. Our friendly neighborhood FedEx man dropped the Sony Xperia Tablet Z on our porch this morning, whereupon we promptly tore, cut, and otherwise fought our way into its packaging - all to give our fellow geeky voyeurs a rough idea of what the first few moments of Tablet Z ownership are like. (We'd like to thank Negri Electronics, by the way, for the quick shipping that made this end-of-week video possible.) It only took a few minutes to log in to our various accounts and start ...

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  • by | May 24, 2013 11:39 AM

    When we first laid hands on Sony's Xperia Tablet Z back at MWC in Barcelona, only our stalwart professional detachment kept us from falling in love at first sight. The tablet, impossibly thin at 6.9mm and with a just-right weight of 495g, felt incredible in our hands - a feeling that only intensified upon learning the tablet was rated for water resistance to IP55 and IP57 standards. Given our love of durable devices, that was music to our ears. Now, thanks to some quick shipping by our friends at Negri Electronics, we've got an Xperia Tablet Z of our very own here in Pocketnow's ...

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  • by | May 13, 2013 1:43 AM

    We've witnessed the fact that Sony has tried really hard to return to the smartphone spotlight this year, and sadly hasn't reached that mark. Our reviews of the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL have proved that the company is on the right path when it comes to software and design, but their poor choices for hardware have left them a step back when compared to every other company on the market. Now we find some leaked photos of a Sony Xperia S39h and sadly things don't look any better. If this Sony Xperia S39h follows the company's codename philosophy, the S stands for a small device, which is ...

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  • by | April 29, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Galaxy S 4 carrier availability and the irony that TecTiles no longer work for it. Later we go through some Galaxy Note III rumors and the fact that apparently it'll be a bigger and better phone. Some Sony Xperia phones are next as the company plans to apparently give the phablet category a try. Then we talk about Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and yes, that's not Android 5.0, we know. We end today's show talking about Google Now and what it means for it to only launch on iOS and not on legacy Android devices. All this and more after the break. ...

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  • by | October 3, 2012 3:55 AM

    Sony's plan to differentiate from the crowd has just taken off. Right on schedule, the company has just launched the PlayStation Mobile initiative that they announced recently. The idea is that this will be a cross-platform mobile gaming service where users can buy a game once on the PlayStation Store, and play it on select Android smartphones or tablets as well as in Sony's new PS Vita. The way this works is very similar to how you can purchase an app in the Google Play Store and the app is available across all the devices that share your same Google account, except here everything will ...

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  • by | September 22, 2012 2:10 AM

    At the beginning of this year we heard Sony's plans regarding new camera sensors which, opposed to the standard RGB (red, green, blue) contained an additional W standing for white pixels. This way the sensors, as we've been told, offer “higher sensitivity, enabling high-quality shooting with low noise even in dark indoor or night settings”. Sony has now changed the specifications to revert from RGBW to RGB, "as it was found not to meet certain conditions of Sony's image quality standards." These sensors should be at the core of the 2013 Xperia line-up's imaging features and the ...

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  • by | September 4, 2012 9:59 AM

    A Romanian and an American at a German trade show featuring Asian devices? Things just got international, ya'll. Grab some bratwurst and Bitburger and join Michael Fisher and Anton D. Nagy for the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, straight from one of the smallest hotel rooms in Berlin. This is a special-edition podcast, covering all the devices we got hands-on time with at IFA 2012! From gymnasium-level Samsung to mini-booth ASUS, we cover it all ... and share some insights on trade shows -and Germany- along the way. If that kind of international IFA intrigue sounds like something ...

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  • by | August 10, 2012 1:21 AM

    We know that Sony is preparing a special press event prior to the IFA in Berlin and, while we're expecting a couple of Xperia phones, the manufacturer has been rumored to release its first Xperia branded tablet, as a follow-up to the Tablet S. We've already seen initial leaks and now it looks like we're looking at alleged press renders. The wedged design, found on the Tablet S, seems to be gone even though the side render shows that there is a slight impression of a tapered build. There are also a couple of bits accompanying the images; the Xperia tablet will reportedly be powered by ...

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