Gamers are already well familiar with Sony’s PlayStation Store, the company’s digital distribution system for games and media across its line of consoles and handheld devices. When Sony released the Xperia S, as a PlayStation-certified device, it should have also had access to the PlayStation Store. However, Sony was unable to get things ready in time for the phone’s release, and ended up forced to ship it without the software. After a short wait, the store’s finally arriving for the Xperia S, bringing PlayStation games along with it.
There’s been a [...]
The Sony Xperia S is the new flagship device of their NXT Series. It packs all the bells and whistles you’ve come to expect from any high-end Android smartphone, plus some additional jabs that you won’t see on competing devices. Watch our video review of the Software and User experience that Sony has baked into their Xperia S. So far there are lots of great things to praise, and lots of important things to watch out for. Certainly no device is perfect, and Sony made that list with a couple of major details being left out of their final retail product. Have a look and share [...]
Sony’s new SmartTags take NFC technology to a whole new level. While competitors are still struggling with their launch of NFC as a payment tool, Sony has focused on adding some additional value to that NFC chip. These SmartTags allow you to program specific tasks that your device performs every time you touch one of them. You can have one SmartTag in your car and program it to launch Navigation, Music, set alert tones to sound and even have Text-To-Speech read your incoming messages. You can later set your a separate Bedroom SmartTag to activate your clock, alarm, Netflix and [...]
The new Sony line-up consists of the Sony Xperia S, Xperia U and the Xperia P. We’ve seen all of them in our respective hands-on videos but this time it’s time to get into more details and see how they compare to one another.
And because we know you want to see even more comparison videos we threw in the hottest phones on the market at the moment: the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Galaxy S II as well as the Apple iPhone 4S. Check out the video below and let us know of you poison of choice: Xperia S, P or U?
After taking a quick look at the Sony Xperia S in our hands-on video we thought you’d like to see the Sony flagship being reviewed so we’ve got the first video from our series here for your viewing pleasure.
The Sony Xperia S comes in white and black, inside a carton box which only features the Sony branding; interestingly, the good old Sony Ericsson logo survived. Besides the phone, the box contains a microHDMI cable (which is always welcome), USB cable for sync and charge, headphones, charger, screen protector and your usual literature.
Don’t look for [...]
Sony unveiled two new Xperia Android phones, based on the design of the Xperia S that was announced at CES.
First up we have the Xperia P, which features a unibody aluminum design with a 4.0″ FWVGA display that is supposed to have superior outdoor viewing. It will also have NFC and HDMI connectivity. Inside, it has a 1.0GHz dual-core CPU with 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM. The Xperia P, running on Android 2.3 for now, will ship in the middle of Q2 in a trio of colors. No word on pricing just yet.
The Xperia U is a compact device with a 3.5″ FWVGA display. It has the [...]
The codenames for upcoming Sony phones seem to all follow the Xperia S model — which initially was the LT26i and got unveiled at CES. The Sony ST25i Kumquat was pictured one month ago and, a couple of days later, documents revealed that it might wear the Xperia U name.
However, we didn’t see the two Xperia phones side-by-side, that is, until now. In the image above (and lots more at the source link below) you can see the 3.5-inch Xperia U compared to the Xperia S from several angles. At a first glance, the Xperia U seems to be a smaller version of the Xperia S, with [...]
Yes, it’s Sony Ericsson and not Sony, in case you were wondering. While Sony unveiled the Xperia S at CES with “Sony”-only branding, the company also announced the Xperia NX, which is basically the Japanese version of the phone; this one is wearing the good old “Sony Ericsson” brand.
According to the website of the Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo, the Sony Ericsson Xperia NX will be hitting stores on February 24; the carrier will take pre-orders starting February 10. There’s no word on pricing just yet; as far as hardware is concerned the Xperia [...]
When Sony officially announced the coming Xperia S during the CES earlier this month, it mentioned that the phone would arrive for sale sometime in March. That much seemed backed-up by retailers who shortly thereafter started listing the phone for availability in early March. The release plans seemed pretty straightforward, until Play.com posted that it expected stocks of the handset to arrive on January 30. That clearly hasn’t happened, so just what’s the current state of the Xperia S?
Despite reports that the retailer supposedly confirmed that January date, and [...]
The HTC Titan II Windows Phone introduced at CES by AT&T and the manufacturer has surfaced on the FCC website and now another CES device, the Sony Xperia S, is featured in Commission documents.
We’ve already heard that the Xperia S will feature some sort of anti-stain housing together with fast charging-ability and it looks like it has the proper bands for AT&T’s 3G. The ability to handle AT&T’s frequencies doesn’t necessarily mean that the Xperia S will be joining the carrier’s line-up, especially now that the Xperia Ion was unveiled [...]
The Sony Ericsson LT26i “Nozomi” was revealed as the Sony Xperia S at this year’s CES and it is rumored to land soon, really soon. The manufacturer said on Facebook that the device will also feature some sort of anti-stain shell.
Without being one of the marketed selling points of the device, the special coating that will keep stains away was also confirmed by the company’s Product Manager for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The executive revealed another feature of the upcoming Sony handset: fast charging ability. It will reportedly [...]
We’re still looking forward to seeing some new hardware out of Sony at the Mobile World Congress next month, but at least we got word of a few models at the CES to help tide us over until then. One of those new handsets is one we’ve been hearing about for some time now, the LT26i Nozomi, now revealed as the Xperia S. Based on reports from retails of when they hope to expect the Xperia S to go up for sale, it was looking like the smartphone might not reach users’ hands until March. Now it seems those launch plans may have changed, as another retailer has confirmed its [...]
What you see above is reportedly the roadmap for Sony’s upcoming devices planned for 2012 (at least until the end of the year), complete with pricing. The information allegedly comes from Sony’s sales report in India so the main prices are for the Indian market (should be approximately the same globally).
There are a couple of names which we’ve already heard as well as some new devices. Right at the top of the table you’ll see the recently announced Xperia S (LT26i “Nozomi” which should land in March) but the good stuf starts from the second [...]
The Sony Xperia S is bound to be a flagship phone in 2012: it features a slender, handsome design, it packs a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, plus it also has Sony’s first 720p Reality Display for a phone. The Xperia S will ship with Gingerbread, but will get an ICS upgrade in early Q2.
Our friends at Clove now have information relating to the price and ship date of the Xperia S. According to them, it will be available around March 5, and will be priced at £389.99 or around $600. The unlocked GSM phone will be Europe-only, meaning it won’t have [...]
At the beginning of December, following up on the acquisition of Ericsson’s stake from the joint venture by Sony, we’ve been told that Sony will be phasing out the Sony Ericsson brand by mid-2012.
We’re now told that Sony Ericsson will be rebranded as Sony Mobile Communications and all the phones which will be announced and released from this point on will be only wearing the “Sony” branding. The old Sony Ericsson logo is also dumped and, to testify to all the above, the Sony Xperia Ion on AT&T as well as the Sony Xperia S are only labeled as [...]
Sony has not been making it easy to follow the rumors leading up to the CES. While it dropped a couple clues last week, at least one was a big red herring. Despite any confusion, the details of the company’s upcoming phones are starting to emerge, with some leaks featuring the Xperia S as the latest.
This is the phone we’ve been following as the Sony Ericsson LT26i, also known as the Nozomi. Like the Xperia Ion we got a look at during AT&T’s event, the Xperia S will be one of the first generation of models to drop the Ericsson name, reflecting the [...]
The image above is taken from the Antutu website that features benchmark results and in our case of a specific Sony (Ericsson) LT28at. We’ve already seen the Sony (Ericsson) LT26i in pictures, leaks and rumors, also referred to as the Nozomi; the LT28at, according to its codename, should be headed towards AT&T.
Why the analogy between the LT28at and the LT26i? As you can see, the CPU listed above for the LT28at is clocking at 1.5GHz, which is exactly the frequency reported for the LT26i Nozomi, and a dual-core at that. However, as Xperia Blog suggests, the proper [...]
NenaMark’s aggregated results page features a certain Ayame smartphone. Checking out the phone-specific page it turns out that the phone is made by Sony Ericsson, the model is called “Ayame” and it sports a 1.4GHz GHZ Snapdragon single-core CPU, Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU and runs Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. It has an 854×480 resolution screen and scored almost 47 points in NenaMark.
On another note, recent rumors talk about a certain Sony Ericsson “Nozomi”, a phone which will allegedly hit the Japanese market in the last quarter of the year. The [...]
Whether you call it Nozomi or Xperia Arc HD, the Sony Ericsson LT26i is now stranger. We’ve seen the phone surface in real life shots in the past and we have a general idea about what to expect from the phone specs-wise.
The image above appears to be a press render of the device. It is yet unknown whether it is an official one or fan-made but it looks pretty good (and really in sync with what we’ve seen so far). Though believed to run Ice Cream Sandwich, you can still see the three Android buttons at the bottom of the phone, but then again Ice Cream Sandwich plays [...]
The Nozomi from Sony Ericsson, also referred to as the LT26i, manages to generate a lot of buzz lately; we’ve recently seen some renders of the phone and now it’s time for some more real-life sightings as the upcoming device smiles for the camera.
First we have a picture from Hong Kong (above) leaked on a forum, with no other details made public, but confirming the dual-core processor and 720p display. Then comes the second image (below) which is reportedly one of the Nozomi; the phone is rumored to feature a 4.3-inch HD display with 720 x 1280 resolution, 1GB of [...]
A little earlier today, we shared with you the latest clue Sony Ericsson’s made available about what hardware it will be revealing at next week’s CES. Is the subway setting a reference to Metro another Windows Phone hint? Could the “190” be referencing something? While we continue to look forward to your theories in the comments over in that post, what we’ve got here is some Sony Ericsson news that requires very little guesswork, as a source has managed to get his hands on the company’s Nozomi handset a little early for some benchmarking and whole [...]
Sony Ericsson is rumored to be releasing a high-end Android, called Nozomi, in March of next year that will bring a dual 1.5GHz dual core CPU (probably of the Snapdragon variety) with a 4.3″ 1280×720 720p display (that’s 342ppi), 1GB of RAM, 32GB of ROM, and, oddly, a micro-SIM tray and no expandable microSD storage. It’ll also pack NFC and a 1750mAh battery. Sony Ericsson’s latest high end, the Xperia Arc S, packs a faster single-core CPU. The Nozomi would be their first shipping dual-core offering.
Source: Xperia Blog
As much as we’d wish that all the recent leaks of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi, aka Ark HD were more than just leaks, but we’ll have to settle for now. More images have surfaced recently, along with more spec information, though most of it is stuff you already knew about.
The Ark HD plans to provide a 720p resolution 4.3″ LCD, a 12 megapixel camera with 1080p video capabilities, 1GB of RAM with a choice of either 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage due to the lack of microSD expansion. An interesting note here is that it’ll include a new Snapdragon [...]