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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
Here’s the unboxing for the Xperia X10. The box comes packed with just about everything [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Sony Ericsson has confirmed that owners of its Xperia X10 smartphone can expect an update to Android 2.1 ‘Eclair’ before the end of September — for customers in the United Kingdom, at least. Since the confirmation comes via tweet from the manufacturer’s UK Twitter account, it is unclear if other regions or countries will see the upgrade as well. The Snapdragon-powered X10 has been rumored to get a taste of Eclair since back in February, as the device comes with Android 1.6 out of the box.
At this point it may seem strange to push out a 2.1 upgrade when [...]
It’s time to unbox and kick of our coverage of the Sony Ericson Xperia X10! AT&T announced just a few weeks ago that they would be offering this Android 1.6 device on their network, further increasing their relatively slim offering of Android devices. Currently, AT&T offers the Motorola Backflip, HTC Aria, and the Samsung Captivate as part of their Android lineup. Each device boasts a unique characteristic, from price, to form factor, to screen resolution. Quite clearly, adding another choice is largely welcomed.
This is only a brief taste of the Xperia X10. [...]
Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X8 has passed Federal Communications Commision (FCC) and we are talking about an Android 1.6 device from the Japanese-Sweedish joint venture manufacturer.
The X8 will feature a 3 inch display and a quad-band GSM HSPA radio with WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, A-GPS and FM radio, pretty much the basics, with proximity and light sensors being featured. With Android 3.0 not so far away and most of the devices running 2.2 and/or 2.1, an Android 1.6 device might not be that attractive to the consumers so we hope it will receive an update soon – so we heard, [...]