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Sony to bring Lollipop to 'entire Xperia Z series'

Sony Mobile has announced the first stage of its Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade plans, with a promise to bring the newly-announced OS version to the "entire Xperia Z series." That includes the following devices... Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S, Xperia...
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony gives Xperia Z3 Compact a ship date in U.S.

Sony is now showing that the Xperia Z3 Compact is available for pre-order in its online store with an estimated ship date. The phone, which will work with GSM carriers in the U.S., is sold unlocked for $529.99, and Sony is estimating that the Xperia Z3 Compact will ship by November 3 whereas...
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Sony SmartWatch 3 coming to Verizon 'later this month' for $249

Today at Sony's "Demand Great" event in NYC the electronics giant announced a partnership with Verizon to sell the Sony SmartWatch 3 in the U.S. starting this month. It comes alongside the announcement that the Xperia Z3v, a Verizon-exclusive version of the Z3, will be coming to the carrier at...
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Today at 1:30 p.m. EDT: Sony's 'Demand Great' event liveblog!

We're coming at you live again today from New York City, where Sony's doing ... well, we're not quite sure what's up. Chances are good this is the U.S. launch of the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, but there's only one way to know for sure. Check back in with us here at 1:30 p.m. EDT as we get this...
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Sony sends out invites for Oct. 9 NYC event for possible Xperia Z3 announcements

Sony has sent out invites to select members of the media to attend a press event in New York City on October 9, where the company will likely have some US-based announcements for their new Xperia Z3 smartphone family. Sony first announced the Xperia Z3, along with the Xperia Z3 Compact and the...
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Sony set to rebuild mobile division, starting with 1,000 job cuts

After announcing a "goodwill impairment charge" yesterday that sees Sony's losses mounting to $2.1 billion for the annual year, the handset vendor has mentioned that it is looking to restructure its electronics arm. The first stage involves cutting 1,000 jobs from the mobile division, which...
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Sony forecasts $2.1 billion loss as hardware vendor fails to capitalize in mid-tier segment

After revising its annual forecast earlier this year, Sony is at it again, with the latest revision taking into account a 180 billion yen (around $1.7 billion) "goodwill impairment charge", which quadruples the company's losses for the financial year. Sony's mobile division was tasked with "...
Xperia Z3 versus Xperia Z2

Sony Xperia Z3 versus Xperia Z2

Sony's early-2014 flagship compared to its late-breaking successor Sony's six-monthly refresh cycle for smartphones shows no sign of stopping, with the recent announcement of the Xperia Z3 at IFA 2014. It's a minor upgrade of the Xperia Z2 in terms of pure specs, but the Z3 also represents a...
Eyes-on the Sony QX1 and QX30 lens cameras

Eyes-on the Sony QX1 and QX30 lens cameras

As part of its IFA 2014 presentation, Sony introduced two new models of 'lens camera,' the QX30 and the QX1. While the QX30 is very much the spiritual successor to last year's QX10, the QX1 is a completely different beast. It's a mirrorless camera that supports Sony's e-mount lenses, so you're...
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IFA 2014 day one roundup

The days news in handy list form because everyone loves lists The first day on the ground at IFA (and New York) is now done, and there was literally a deluge of news and product announcements. That's exactly why we love it, and likely what everyone was hoping for from the event. ASUS, Samsung...
Smartwatch 3

Hands-on with the Sony Smartwatch 3 with Android Wear

Sony's newest smartwatch ditches its own software in favor of Google's wearable platform Sony took us by surprise a little today by announcing the Smartwatch 3 with Android Wear. Previous reports had Sony execs claiming the company was committed to doing its own thing, and yet, here we are....
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First remote play: PS4 gaming on the Xperia Z3

Want to play PS4 games on your new Xperia Z3? No problem One of our favorite features of the new Sony Xperia Z3 line of devices announced at IFA 2014 is the PS4 remote play feature. If you're a PS4 owner and a Z3, Z3 Compact or Z3 Tablet owner you'll be able to download the new Remote Play...
Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Hands-on with the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Sony's latest tablet is a high-end 8-incher with a mouthful of a name Completing the trifecta of new Android devices Sony announced today at IFA 2014 is this, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. The name is a mouthful but the tablet certainly is not, as it's a smaller tablet this time out. It's an...
Xperia Z3 Compact

Hands-on with the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

It's like a Z3, but smaller Alongside the Xperia Z3, today at IFA 2014, Sony also unveiled a new, smaller 'flagship' phone. The Xperia Z3 Compact is part of Sony's flagship Z3 mobile lineup and in pretty much every way possible it's like the bigger Z3. It looks like the Z3, runs the exact...
Sony Xperia Z3

Hands-on with the Sony Xperia Z3

Sony's latest high end phone is a bump, albeit minor, from the last one Sony just announced the anticipated Xperia Z3 at IFA 2014 in Berlin and we've had chance to catch a very quick first look at the new device. Sitting atop Sony's new flagship Z3 line, the Xperia Z3 is the very best of what...
SmartBand Talk

Sony's SmartBand Talk tracks your lifelog and lets you make calls from your wrist

The new SmartBand Talk, set to be available later this year, is part of the SmartWear line from Sony. Allowing users to record their "lifelong" the wearable feature a 1.4-inch e-ink display, a 32-bit processor and 2MB of flash memory. As the name states you'll not only be able to track things...
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Sony reveals budget-themed Xperia E3 smartphone

Along with the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, Sony also announced a new budget-themed Android smartphone, the Xperia E3, as part of its IFA 2014 press conference in Berlin. The smartphone will have a 4.5 inch display, a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 4 GB of onboard...
Xperia Z3 tablet compact

Sony announces 8-inch Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Sony has announced the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, an 8-inch Android-based tablet, as part of its IFA 2014 press conference in Berlin. The tablet has a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor inside with Adreno 330 graphics, along with 3GB of RAM and 16 GB of onboard storage storage, and...
Mount accessory will attach Xperia Z3 to PlayStation controller for remote play

Mount accessory will attach Xperia Z3 to PlayStation controller for remote play

Sony has announced a peripheral so you can mount the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, or Z3 Compact Tablet to one of the PlayStation 4's controllers, making for easy around-the-house remote play. At IFA, Sony demoed one of their AAA titles, Driveclub, running remotely on a PlayStation 4 and streaming...
Sony reveals Xperia Z3 Compact smartphone

Sony reveals Xperia Z3 Compact smartphone

Alongside the Xperia Z3, Sony has also revealed another version of its Android-based smartphone, the Xperia Z3 Compact, during its IFA 2014 press conference in Berlin. The Xperia Z3 Compact is similar to the Xperia Z3, except that it features a 4.6-inch display, as opposed to the 5.2-inch...

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