Posts tagged with: Xperia Pro
  • by | June 1, 2011 7:48 AM

    One of the Sony Ericsson smartphones on display at this year's Mobile World Congress, besides the Xperia Arc, Xperia Neo and Xperia Play, was the Xperia Pro, basically a Neo with a slide-out keyboard. The smartphone is available for pre-order in the U.K. straight from the manufacturer. It goes for £349.99 (around $574) SIM free and you get a 3.7-inch 854x480 resolution display as the Neo, 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, eight-megapixel camera on the back with a two-megapixel front facer. It's also running Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread mobile platform. It should be available for shipping sometime ...

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  • by | May 26, 2011 7:59 PM

    Sony Ericsson's announcement that it would start offering a service to unlock the bootloaders on certain Xperia models came as great news. While there are a lot of restrictions for what devices qualify, it's a huge step towards opening up the company's hardware for Android enthusiasts. One thing that wasn't clear at the time would be how the unlocked bootloader would affect normal software updates. Sony Ericsson has since confirmed that once you unlock your bootloader, you'll no longer be able to update through its SEUS tool. Earlier, the company had said that even if your bootloader was ...

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  • by | May 26, 2011 4:54 AM

    Sony Ericsson has started to roll out the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread update to the Xperia Arc in Europe yesterday -- at least according to reports coming in from Italy and the U.K. -- and it looks like they will have to wait at least four months for the next platform refresh. Sony Ericsson Italy allegedly handed out information according to which the Xperia line-up will get its Android 2.3.4 update in October. The new version of the platform will bring features like video chat in Google Talk, an updated Voice Search, the latest version of Google Books and more. Source: Android HDBlog Via: ...

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  • by | April 13, 2011 5:22 PM

    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 as "Certain ...

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  • by | March 29, 2011 4:46 AM

    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 opened up (like your device ...

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  • by | March 13, 2011 4:23 AM

    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 Android Community. While the ...

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  • by | March 4, 2011 5:09 AM

    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 the Sony Ericsson Xperia ...

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  • by | March 1, 2011 12:59 PM

    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 was not given. A US-first release ...

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  • by | February 18, 2011 8:48 AM

    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 USD) HTC Flyer: 669 EUR ($909 USD) Several of ...

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  • by | February 14, 2011 7:41 AM

    What happens when you take the Xperia Neo and add a slide-out keyboard? You get the Xperia Pro, of course! It's sporting the same 3.7" 854x480 as the Neo, plus the same 1GHz Snapdragon CPU. On the back there is an 8MP on the shooter with a 2MP on the front. All this comes together on Android 2.3. At MWC we got a chance to go hands-on with the Xperia Pro. Its slide-out QWERTY keyboard is good, except for the exceptionally small key travel in the keyboard, which some of you might find not appealing. We liked the way the slide-out mechanism feels, spring-assisted of course, to offer a very ...

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  • by | February 14, 2011 7:02 AM

    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 citrus fruit. MK16i's only ...

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  • by | February 14, 2011 7:01 AM

    Now this is about time. It was such an irony to see that the initial Windows Mobile line of Sony Ericsson Xperia smartphones sported a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, but most if not all their Android offerings didn't. Surely the X10 Mini Pro was the exception, but who's after a mini these days huh? Anyways, today's MWC Sony Ericsson event has seen the official release of the Xperia Pro. It's similar in specs to the Xperia Neo we recently mentioned, carrying Android's Gingerbread OS, HD video recording, HDMI support, their famous Bravia Engine, Exmor R for mobile, and a full slide out QWERTY ...

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