Some people say that good things come in threes, and that certainly seems to be the case here, with news arriving of Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Arc, Play, and Neo successfully being rooted.
You’re going to need your bootloader unlock code for the process, which you can now retrieve for qualifying phones using Sony Ericsson’s website tool (you’ll need a phone that’s not SIM-locked to a carrier, and be willing to relinquish warranty coverage as a result of your tinkering). Once you’ve got the bootloader open, you can re-flash your Xperia with one of [...]
Late last month Sony Ericsson made an announcement that it would be opening up it’s bootloaders on the current lineup of Xperia smartphones. The day has arrived, and the bootloader unlocking site is now live.
Bootloader unlocking is provided for Sony Ericsson Android smartphones from 2011 onwards, while previously released models are not (yet?) supported. The current compatibility list requires a SIM-unlocked smartphone and includes the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, Xperia Arc, Xperia Pro, and Xperia Neo. The unlock comes with a bevy of warnings that are somewhat vague such [...]
Sony Ericsson has launched the Xperia Neo in February with the occasion of this year’s MWC, together with the Xperia Play and Xperia Arc. Initial word of availability was for April 19 but this unfortunately just got bumped to Q3.
Our friends over at Clove inform us that the Xperia Neo will be delayed to July in the UK — and maybe other regions too — most probably due to the recent tragic events in Japan. The official word on delay names “disruption to the supply chain as a result of the disaster in Japan” as the reason. While nothing’s for [...]
Sony Ericsson has got quite a remarkable line-up this year with its Android smartphones, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, Xperia Arc, Xperia Neo and Xperia Pro.
The manufacturer has published a cornucopia of training and support videos for the Play, Arc and Neo, which are basically video tutorials for your learning and viewing pleasure. They give a walkthrough of the features as well as demonstrate how to use the smartphones and some of their specific and unique features. Check the out below!
Source: YouTubeVia: Xperia Blog (1),(2)
Sony Ericsson has just made a smart move which will make many happy and even draw some more customers to its smartphone brand as the company announced today that it will be opening up the bootloader on its current, 2011 Xperia smartphone line-up.
This is to facilitate advanced users to “unlock the bootloader in a secure and legal way” and the feature will come to certain models starting this spring. The new smartphones for this year, the Xperia Arc, Xperia Neo, Xperia Play and Xperia Pro will have to fulfill certain requirements in order for the bootloader to be [...]
Last time Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Neo made an appearance at the FCC, it was outfitted with a 3G radio tuned to UMTS band VIII, marking it for likely European or Asian service. Two weeks later, it’s made a new appearance with a slightly different model number and frequency support for a North American carrier.
This round through, the Xperia Neo has all the markings of an AT&T smartphone, with UMTS bands II and V under its belt, as well as quad-band GSM. Despite the addition of US 3G, the phone looks like it will still have international coverage under the 2100MHz [...]
It’s been just over a month since Sony Ericsson officially announced the Xperia Neo, joining phones like the Xperia Pro and Xperia Play as the next wave of Xperia models. The Android handset just made its requisite FCC appearance, giving us a trove of phone manuals, diagnostics, and a few new pics.
The Neo should be notable as being one of the more affordable new models coming out with Gingerbread, featuring a 3.7-inch FWVGA screen, eight-megapixel main camera (two-megapixel front-facing) and 1GHz Snapdragon. The phone will launch in Europe at the end of March for around [...]
Sony Ericsson has made an exceptional come-back with some fantastic devices already announced this year: the Xperia Arc at CES and the Xperia Play, Xperia Neo and Xperia Pro at MWC. The company doesn’t seem to stop here as it allegedly plans on dominating the US market this year.
This domination would be achieved with the aid of not only these four, but an additional five, for a total of nine Sony Ericsson Android Smartphones, all this year. The information comes from an anonymous person “quite familiar with the inner workings of Sony Ericsson” who spoke to [...]
At this year’s Mobile World Congress, Sony Ericsson revealed a total number of three devices, namely the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, Xperia Neo and Xperia Pro. The Xperia Arc has been unveiled earlier with the occasion of January’s Consumer Electronics Show.
Our friends over at Clove.co.uk published the release dates for all the new, 2011, Xperia smartphones: the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will go for £504 (around $820) and is said to arrive on April 1 just like the Xperia Arc going for £420.00 (around $684) and the Xperia Neo. You’ll have to wait a tad more for [...]
Sony Ericsson plans to release at least four phones this year besides the four already announced, including some in the US first, according to CEO Bert Nordberg. It wasn’t clear if the joint venture chief was referring to all smartphones or a mix of smart and “dumb” devices, although the revelation seemed to come during a conversation with Business Week in which Android was the primary focus. Nordberg stated that he hoped to eventually capture a full quarter of the Android market — up from the current 14%, reportedly — although a time frame for that goal [...]
With nearly a dozen new phones announced at Mobile World Congress, you might be curious as to when the new devices will land, and perhaps more importantly, how much they’re going to cost. Most of the devices will hit Europe first, where citizens are used to paying higher non-subsidized prices for new smarpthones, so keep that in mind when you peruse the prices below:
Xperia Play: 649 EUR ($882 USD)Xperia Arc: 599 EUR ($814 USD)Xperia Neo: 479 EUR ($651 USD)Wildfire S: (299 EUR ($406)Desire S: 499 EUR ($678 USD)Incredible S: 519 EUR ($705 [...]
The just-announced Samsung Galaxy S II has been given a price and release date at Expansys (for the unlocked, 16GB version, anyway): Monday, April 18th for 650 pounds, or about $1044 — although we imagine that price will drop somewhat before it ships as other retailers price-compete for pre-orders. No solid info was available for the 32GB model. Also given definitive release information was the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo (a.k.a. Halon), which the UK retailer expects on Monday, March 28th for 375 pounds (~$600).
Both models were introduced yesterday at Mobile World Congress, [...]
If you’re looking for a lower-cost Android 2.3 smartphone, the midrange Xperia Neo just might be what you’re looking for. It’s rocking a 3.7″ 854×480 display with a single core 1GHz Snapdragon CPU. The camera on the back shoots at 8MP, and the front-facing camera can do 2MP shots. It’s also inheriting the BRAVIA engine from its higher-end brother, the Xperia Arc, which provides improved screen fidelity.
We got a chance to go hands-on with the Neo at Mobile World Congress. The Neo pretty much packs the same hardware as the Xperia Play, [...]
Sony Ericsson appears to be working on a new phone with model number MK16i, which is rumored to be a version of the Hallon (a.k.a. “Vivaz 2” and probably branded as Xperia Neo) with a keyboard. So far the only thing we know about this device — other than the fact that it bears a very similar model number to MT-15i Hallon — is that it features a six-megapixel camera (or is testing at that resolution, at least), the same as Hallon. Japanese site Blog of Mobile!!! is reporting that MK16i goes by the codename Iyokan, which Wikipedia describes as a popular Japanese [...]
Sony Ericsson’s MWC event is currently live and they’ve just officially announced their Xperia Neo to the masses, so call this an end to all the rumors. A list of official specs are still not available in writing, but from the presentation, we do see Android’s Gingerbread OS, HD video recording, HDMI out support, their famous BRAVIA Mobile engine, an 8 Megapixel camera, and much more.
Update More specs are live. Just as the Xperia Pro, the Neo will also carry a 3.7 inch display sporting an 854 x 480 resolution powered by their Bravia engine. Aside from [...]
We know Sony Ericsson will launch the Xperia Play slide-out game controller smartphone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress and we’re quite positive that, as a member of the Xperia family, the Xperia Neo might also see the official light of day in Barcelona next week.
After being compared to the Xperia Arc in a couple of photos, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo is captured while being operated in the system menus and between home pages. Also, the camera quality at which the smartphone records is now available for you to judge (we won’t) in a couple of videos uploaded by [...]
We’ve seen the Sony Ericsson Hallon aka Vivaz 2 being recently previewed and today the handset which will officially go by the name of Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo is compared to the Xperia Arc which was launched on January 6, at CES.
Everyone is expecting Sony Ericsson to announce the Xperia Neo, among others devices from which the PlayStation Phone too, with the occasion of the upcoming Mobile World Congress. Both the Xperia Neo and the Xperia Arc are rumored to have (very) similar internals, aside from the screen size, from the 8.1-megapixel Exmor R camera sensor to the [...]
Sony Ericsson has confirmed that it will be announcing “new members of the Xperia family” at February’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, in a press invitation to its Sunday, February 13th presentation. As we reported earlier this week, the company recently filed trademarks for four Xperia brands: Xperia Play, Xperia Neo, Xperia Arc, and Xperia Duo; while the first branding likely refers to the upcoming PlayStation Phone, codenamed Zeus, the other three are just as mysterious now as before. We do know that the manufacturer has an X10 followup known as Anzu in [...]
Sony Ericsson has recently filed for European Union trademarks on four Xperia brandings, including one — “Xperia Play” — that sounds like it could be the retail name of the company’s not-so-secret gaming smartphone. We’d initially heard that the so-called PlayStation phone would hit shelves as the Xperia Z1 — an homage to its Zeus codename, apparently — but it would make sense for the joint venture to follow other manufacturers’ leads and drop the confusing alphanumeric model numbers for catchy, easy-to-remember brands like Galaxy [...]