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IFA 2014 preview

One of the biggest shows of the year is upon us — here's a taster of what to expect in Berlin Every September the world's tech press descends on Berlin, Germany, for IFA, one of the biggest trade shows of the year. If you're not familiar, IFA could be described as Europe's answer to CES. A...
Sony's new compact tablet and smartwatch see tease/leak

Unannounced smaller Sony tablet and smartwatch get a poolside leak

Sony may have indadvertedly leaked their own unannounced smaller tablet and a new smartwatch in a promo for the unrelated Sony SmartBand. The fitness band takes the lead in all the rest of the blocks of the Facebook promo page, but in one instead you can find a small unannounced tablet and an...
Sony has a $200 sensor to analyze why your tennis game sucks

Sony's $200 Smart Tennis Sensor will tell you everything that's wrong with your swing

If you've been wondering why you're just so bad at tennis, or hoping to improve on your already awesome game, Sony's new Smart Tennis Sensor might be just the gadget you've been looking for. The gadget, which will screw into the lower end of compatible "select tennis racket models by top...
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Sony document suggests smaller Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact inbound

As is so often the case leading up to major trade shows, we're hearing about potential new Sony devices. This time round it's a new one, though, as an official Sony document makes mention of the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact – say that three times fast – which one would presume to be a smaller tablet...
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Sony IFA event invite hints at upcoming devices

We've been seeing plenty of Sony leaks leading up to IFA 2014, and the recent invites they've shot out for their press conference at the show provide a glimpse at what new devices we can expect. The Sony Xperia Z3 is a pretty safe bet and its little cousin the Z3 Compact is a distinct possibility...
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Sony axes PlayStation Mobile for Android

Sony has announced that it is ending support for PlayStation Mobile for Android, and that future versions of Android would not have access to the PlayStation Mobile store. Sony stated PlayStation Certified devices running Android 4.4.2 and below will be able to access the service, but that...
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Sony on Android 'Fake ID' bug: Fixes on the way

Last week news of a new security vulnerability in the Android package installer emerged, which could potentially allow one app to take over another's permissions. Dubbed "Fake ID," the issue was patched by Google shortly after disclosure in April, and many Android devices are already protected...
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Sony loses money from smartphone unit, games and movie divisions turn a profit

Sony posted a first quarter net profit of $261 million, which is a sliver of good news for the hardware giant who has had to sell off assets to stem the tide of losses last year. Operating profit at 69.8 billion yen ($680 million) for the quarter was nearly double that of what the manufacturer...
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Blurry images of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact allegedly leaked

Very blurry images of what is allegedly the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Android smartphone have made their way to the Internet, a few weeks after photos of the larger Xperia Z3 were posted as well. The leaks, which come from a Chinese Weibo account, show a smartphone that is supposed to have a 4.6-...
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Sony lists Xperia Z2 on the US Sony Store website for $699.99

Sony is now showing the Xperia Z2 smartphone as listed on the US Sony Store website, for the no-contract price of $699.99, which is apparently a reduction from its normal $749.99 price tag. At the moment, the website is showing that the Xperia Z2 is backordered, but at least there is a listing...
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Sony simplifies bootloader unlock process for Xperia devices

Sony has made it easier for developers and enthusiast users to unlock the bootloader on Xperia devices. The Unlock Boot Loader service received a much-needed facelift that makes it easier for users to go through the unlocking process. While the older version of the service provided similar...
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Alleged photos showing Sony Xperia Z3 leaked

A new set of images that allegedly show Sony's upcoming Xperia Z3 smartphone have been leaked by a person using a Chinese message board, which include info on what may be the processor inside the phone. The photos, which come a few days after a leaked image showing the phone's front panel were...
Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact finally for sale in the US

The unlocked version of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is now for sale on Sony's US website. The device (see our review) is available in black, white and pink and comes with a hefty $549.99 price tag. The unlocked U.S. model seems to be the same as the internationally available D5503, and according...
Leaked photo showing what is rumored to be Sony's Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact

Leaked photo shows off Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact's front

If the recently leaked front panels for the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact are accurate, then Sony may be continuing the design trend that is found on its recent line of smartphones and tablets. The leak shows what is allegedly being reported as the front panels for the Xperia Z3 and the...
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Sony kernel source released on GitHub

Tinkerers and ROM creators will be interested to hear that Sony has moved the kernel source code from their Developer World portal to GitHub. Pop by the repositories and you'll find kernels for many of the major Xperia devices, like the Z Ultra and Z1, with more to come. Good on Sony for...
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Sony microSD memory cards are ridiculously cheap right now

Amazon is having a pretty massive sale on microSD memory cards from Sony. We're talking $32.99 for the 64 GB card, which normally goes for $114.99. (That's 71% off, for those who don't feel like doing the math.) Unfortunately, Sony's line doesn't extend up to the 128 GB denomination we've seen...
Sony's Xperia M2 lands at Sony stores in the U.S.

Xperia M2 lands in the U.S. at Sony Store

U.S. customers looking for Sony's entry-level Xperia M2 are now in luck as the handset is now available for pre-order from Sony's web and physical stores. The handset is expected to ship Wednesday, June 25, with a price of $289.99 and can be pre-ordered in either black, purple, or white. The...
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Sony releases Live on YouTube app for Xperia devices

Sony has just released an app exclusive to Xperia devices called Live on YouTube, which does exactly what you expect it would. Users can boot up the app and start a live video stream from their Sony smartphone's camera, keep tabs on how many viewers and likes they have, as well as share links to...
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Sony launches the Xperia FIFA World Cup Brazil theme

A day ahead of the kickoff ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Sony has unveiled an Xperia theme for the event. While the theme was leaked in its entirety last month, it is now officially available for download in the Play Store. The theme features a green on yellow color scheme and has a...
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Sony announces the Xperia Z2 in Taiwan, slated for July launch

Sony has launched the Xperia Z2a in Taiwan. This device is very similar to the Xperia Z2 that recently launched globally, but in a slightly different plastic-backed chassis, running on Taiwanese 4G LTE networks. As well as LTE, the device sports a 5-inch 1080p display, 3,000mAh fixed battery,...

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