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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...
IFA

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....
PS4 remote play

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...
xperia e3

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...
xperia z3

Sony finally reveals Xperia Z3 smartphone

After tons of rumors and leaks, Sony has finally revealed its next Android-based smartphone, the Xperia Z3, during its IFA 2014 press conference in Berlin. The Xperia Z3 features a 5.2-inch display, along with a 20.7-megapixel camera, along with 4K recording. Sony says that the Z3 can get...
smartwatch 3

Sony announces Android Wear-based Smartwatch 3

Sony has announced the Smartwatch 3, their upcoming Android Wear-based device, as part of its IFA 2014 press conference in Berlin. The Smartwatch 3 will have a 1.6-inch LCD display with a resolution of 320x320. Inside, there will be a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, along with 512MB of RAM, 4GB...
Sony announces QX1 and QX30 smartphone camera accessories

Sony announces QX1 and QX30 smartphone camera accessories

Sony has announced the QX1 and QX30 camera accessories for smartphones. You can attach either accessory to your phone to take high-quality pictures. The QX1 allows you to attach certain lenses meant for their mirrorless Alpha cameras to your phone, while the QX30 focuses on zoom. The QX1...
We're live with Sony at IFA 2014, 4 p.m. CEST, 10 a.m. EST

We're live with Sony at IFA 2014, 4 p.m. CEST, 10 a.m. EST

Join us to see maybe phones, tablets, watches and more Rounding out the first day of activity at IFA 2014 is Sony with its traditional Wednesday afternoon press conference. The slot is familiar but this year Sony is in a new home at the Messe Berlin, inhabiting the enormous Hall 20 previously...
Sony at IFA 2014 – Liveblogging at 10 a.m. EDT on Wednesday!

Sony at IFA 2014 – Liveblogging at 10 a.m. EDT on Wednesday!

Phones, tablets, cameras, watches, Sony will have a packed lineup for us Sony is taking its traditional IFA 2014 slot on Wednesday out in Berlin, getting its press conference out of the way and unleashing its fall product range on us. We're expecting phones, tablets, cameras, watches and who...
Sony teases waterproof devices ahead of IFA 2014

Sony teases waterproof devices ahead of IFA 2014

Sony continues to tease its new devices ahead of IFA 2014, and this time, they're talking about water resistance. In a tweet from Sony UK, the company has the following message, accompanied by an image of a pool with text that indicates possible waterproofing of two meters, or possible greater...

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