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Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 packs 128GB storage, $1120 price tag

... and Android 4.2 Standalone portable music players increasingly be seen as a thing of the past, but Sony's not willing to let go just yet. Today at CES 2015 the Japanese manufacturer unveiled the latest in its long line of Walkman products, the Walkman NW-ZX2. Focused on playback of high-...
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Hands-on with the Sony Walkman NW-ZX2: $1119 of Android-powered music player

Great sound with an insane price tag At the Sony booth at CES 2015 we had a chance to test out the Walkman NW-ZX2 as well as Sony's new PHA-1A headphone DAC/amplifier combination that were all announced at Sony's press conference. To say this is just another music player is more than an...
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Sony sells 12 million smartphones in Q4 2014, revises full-year losses

Sony forecast a yearly loss of 230 billion yen ($2.1 billion) in September 2014, but a strong showing in the last three months of 2014 has allowed the manufacturer to cut the net loss forecast for the year to 170 billion yen ($1.4 billion). The company recorded a net profit of 89 billion yen ($...

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Sony planning to launch budget smartphones exclusive to India

Sony is shifting away from its strategy of catering to the high-end segment, with the vendor set to launch a series of phones targeted at the highly competitive entry-level segment in India. In an interview with The Indian Express, Sony India managing director Kenichiro Hibi stated that the...
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Sony raises full-year profit outlook after strong sales of image sensors and videogames

Sony is turning things around thanks to strong showing by its image sensor and videogame divisions, but its smartphone business is still struggling. For the second time in three months, Sony has raised its profit outlook for the financial year ended March 31. The Japanese manufacturer is now...
Sony unveils new sound bars and A/V receivers with support for Google Cast

Sony unveils new sound bars and A/V receivers with support for Google Cast

Sony took the wraps off of a new line of sound bars and A/V receivers today, some of which come with support for Google Cast right on board. In all, two of the sound bars and both A/V receivers that Sony unveiled today support Google Cast, enabling users to push audio content directly to them...
Game streaming service OnLive acquired by Sony, will shut down on April 30

Game streaming service OnLive acquired by Sony, will shut down on April 30

OnLive, a service that allowed users to stream games to their computers, mobile devices, and various set-top boxes, announced today that it will shut down on April 30. In an email sent out to users of the service, OnLive said that Sony is acquiring key parts of OnLive and has no plans to...
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Sony releases theme creation tools in beta for Xperia line

Sony has released a tool to allow for easy creation of Xperia themes for Androids running their version of the operating system. This application installs on your computer, and when used in conjunction with an image editor (Photoshop is recommended and well-supported) allows you to customize over...
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Sony Mobile's leader says rumors of division's sale are 'completely untrue'

Hiroki Totoki, the current leader of Sony Mobile, has dismissed recent rumors of a sale of its division in an interview, calling them "completely untrue". In January, Reuters reported that Sony was now open to some new options for its mobile division, including a possible sale or a joint venture...
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Sony retires 'Walkman' brand for its built-in music player

Once synonymous with portable music, Walkman has been one of Sony's most iconic brands. From classic cassette-based offerings of the early 1980s to the wackier, Android-based versions of 2015, the purpose of a Walkman product is clear — it's all about music on the go. So it wasn't surprising...
Sony accidentally reveals Xperia Z4 Tablet ahead of March 3 unveiling

Sony accidentally reveals Xperia Z4 Tablet ahead of March 3 unveiling

It looks like Sony accidentally let a few details about an upcoming Xperia Tablet slip today. According to an appearance on the official Xperia Lounge application, the tablet is (predictably) called the Xperia Z4 Tablet and features a 2K display, along with an "ultra fast processor." The...
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Sony injects LTE connectivity into the E4, announces the Xperia E4g

Sony has unveiled the Xperia E4g, which is essentially a marriage between the recently announced Xperia E4 and LTE connectivity. Think of this announcement much like how Motorola handled the Moto G and its LTE variant. The Xperia E4g will ship in April for €129. Interestingly, Sony still...
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Sony aims for a profit of $4.2 billion by 2018, will focus on image sensors and games

In its three-year corporate strategy plan, Sony has highlighted that it is aiming to attain an operating profit of 500 billion yen ($4.2 billion) by focusing on profitable divisions within the company, such as the image sensor, gaming and entertainment businesses. While its mobile division has...

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