Posts tagged with: XPERIA
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    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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    The Sony Xperia SL will be the successor to the Xperia S launched at this year's MWC in Barcelona and, as we've heard last month, it will bring new color options to the table as well as bumped up processor specifications. We're expecting Sony to unveil the Xperia SL (among others) at their pre-IFA press event in Berlin at the end of this month. In the image above you can allegedly see the new color options (or some of them). The phone is also rumored to pack a faster processor, replacing the 1.5GHz Snapdragon on the Xperia S with a new, faster, 1.7GHz Snapdragon (S3). However, there is no ...

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    Sony's come out with a couple Android tablets so far; it has the unusual clamshell design Tablet P, and while its Tablet S has a more traditional layout, even that model features some unusual styling with its oddly-tapered back. Sony may be about to augment its lineup with a new Xperia-branded tablet, at least according to the quite detailed leak to just surface. A user claiming to work for Sony posted the information to the XDA-Developers forum, revealing the contents of a slideshow highlighting the model's features. It appears that it will keep the same display as the Tablet S, but move ...

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    Last week we learned that there were no plans to update last year's Xperia models to the latest version of Android but Sony considers that the official Facebook message was sent out in error. The possibility of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean official update is being actively investigated for all devices, says Sony on it official Xperia product blog. Until then, the "Ice Cream Sandwich rollout for Xperia S and 2011 Xperia smartphones continues as planned". There are no specifics regarding which devices, whether it's the entire 2011 line-up or just a few phones, as well as no information on a ...

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    Exactly which of the Sony phones recently rumored will be announced in Berlin with the occasion of the IFA is yet unknown. However, Sony is sending out invitations to a pre-IFA event with a Press Conference and a booth unveiling. Invitations might not be sent out to everyone but anyone with a valid press accreditation for IFA can join the event. It will happen on August 29 at from 16:15 to 17:00 local time (which translates to 10:15a to 11a EDT). The Xperia SL is our best guess and is most likely to be unveiled with a possible CPU bump over the Xperia S announced at this year's MWC. The ...

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    The Sony Xperia Play ICS story is a sad one not only if you are one of the owners. Everyone was expecting the gaming phone to receive its Android 4.0 update alongside the other 2011 Xperia Models but later on the manufacturer dropped the bomb that there will indeed be no official ICS refresh for the PlayStation phone. However, an Ice Cream Sandwich firmware popped up, certified, over at PTCRB. Does this mean that Sony changed its mind and will indeed push out the refresh? Possible, but unlikely, after such a vehement denial. However, one thing to note is that the firmware was probably ...

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    On June 11 Sony teased an upcoming smartphone unveiling to happen on the 21st. Whether it refers to the Xperia Miro or not is yet unknown but the aforementioned device has popped up on the company's Facebook page as the new member of the Xperia family. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box and features a 3.5-inch display as well as a five-megapixel camera on the back. Color options include black, pink, white and brown and Sony is especially fond of its new "unique illuminations" feature. Everything will be powered by a "large" battery but the exact details will probably ...

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    When you think "ruggedized smartphone", what do you picture? A chunky-looking phone, obscured by a massive rubber bumper? That might make for a pretty reliable handset, but it's hardly the sort of thing that would look right being slipped into the pocket of sports jacket. If you're looking for a phone with a little extra toughness but that doesn't sacrifice on design in order to do so, you might want to check out two new Xperia models Sony just announced, the Xperia Go and Xperia Acro S. Both phones use scratch-resistant glass for screen protection, but when it comes to protection against ...

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    Sony Ericsson's Xperia Mini Pro, along with its brother-in-arms the Xperia Mini, were tapped for a Q3 release when SE announced the pair back in May. More recently, the smartphone has been marked as "coming soon" with a couple UK-based carriers. If this model was one you've been waiting for, we've got some good news, since the Xperia Mini Pro is now available at retail sales. Both Carphone Warehouse and Mobiles.co.uk have the Xperia Mini Pro for sale currently. We haven't seen any offers so far for the smartphone off-contract, but at least you'll have a choice of providers (Orange, ...

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    The Sony Xperia X10 is an Android device that has been available in Europe for some time already. It has received a fair share of both praise and criticism since its original release date. Now, the X10 has finally made its way stateside, with AT&T. With only three Android phones to choose from, AT&T could certainly stand to gain by adding to their selection. Is the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 a worthy addition for AT&T? Read on below to find out! BOX CONTENTS Here's the unboxing for the Xperia X10. The box comes packed with just about everything you need, including a 2GB MicroSD card and ...

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    The Sony Ericsson X10 Mini is truly a unique smartphone. With a form-factor unlike any other Android device, our final review is sure to be very interesting. So, check it out below! If you have already seen our video coverage you can skip to the bottom of the page and watch the final video review. SOFTWARE This device was created with the idea of single-handed operation in mind. Due to this, Sony has created a custom user interface for the X10 Mini. Users can easily swipe left and right through the menu system. Navigation is literally a breeze. Despite the fact that this is a custom skin ...

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    Since kicking off our coverage of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, you've seen our unboxing video, Part 1 of our software overview, and the hardware overview. Well now it's time for Part 2 of the software overview. In this video we compare the speed of the Xperia X10 against the Samsung Galaxy S. The X10 is preloaded with Android 1.6 while the Galaxy S comes with 2.1. These two devices face off in a stock browser comparison, YouTube load time test, and finally a simple assessment of app opening times. You will surely notice that we have opted to load custom launchers on these two devices over ...

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    So far, we have unboxed and taken a look at the presinstalled softwware on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. We now take a look at the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10's hardware. The 4" capacitive touch screen makes navigation through the user interface a breeze. 4" seems to be a very happy medium in terms of screen size-it's not too small and difficult to use and it's not too large and hard to hold. Powered by a 1GHz processor the X10 stays current with its competition and shows little to no slowdown. The X10 comes packed with a 1500mAh battery that Sony claims provides 8-hours of talk time to the ...

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    Sony Ericsson has yet to bring to market any remarkable Android hardware. The XPERIA X10, just now hitting AT&T after being available in Europe for nearly a year, ships with Android 1.6, and many find the Galaxy S series of devices to offer more speed and a superior display. Then, there is the X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro, but the trend is for larger screens, not small (both Mini devices come with minuscule 2.5" low-resolution displays). The CEO of Sony Ericsson says that being number one in Android is a goal of the company. Our advice to make this happen? Sony Ericsson needs to get to market ...

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    Next up, we scrape the surface on the software that makes up the Xperia X10. Unfortunately, with Android 1.6 preinstalled the X10 is slightly behind the 8-ball. Sony has stated they will be upgrading the device to Android 2.1 in late September, but there is no word on 2.2. Sony has however included two custom applications on the X10 that each serve a useful purpose. Timescape is an application that aggregates the users social networks into one common area. There is also a Timescape homescreen widget for added convenience. Mediascape on the other hand, brings pictures, videos, and music ...

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