Sony CEO Won’t Put Up Fight in American Smartphone Battle, Claims “It’s Not Realistic”

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Well, this shouldn’t come as much of a shocker to anyone that is possibly a fan of Sony, but the company’s CEO Kazuo Hirai (appointed last year to help turn the company around) announced that the American smartphone market just isn’t in the cards for now. According to a recent meeting with several journalists overseas, Sony will look away from both the China and American markets, and instead look to Europe and Japan to help them rise in the global rankings. Considering only T-Mobile is a current carrier of a Sony phone (with a Z1 apparently on the way), again, this doesn’t’ surprise us one bit.  (more…)

Sony Smartwatch 2 Available From MobileFun for $170, Actually Pairs With All Android Phones

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It’s pretty obvious after reading a variety of reviews that were published early this morning, that Samsung Galaxy Gear is off to a rocky start. Most early reviewers aren’t fond of its minimal battery life, lack of water resistance, limited app ecosystem, and Samsung’s decision to make it incompatible with anything outside of a Samsung phone. Our review will be up this week as well, so we’ll have our own personal thoughts to share on all of that (initial hands-on and overview). But in the mean time, we thought we’d point out another smartwatch offering from a major company who has actually been in the game for over a year. Yes, we’re talking about Sony’s new Smartwatch 2(more…)

Sony Xperia Z1 Officially Announced at IFA, Arrives Later This Month

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After much anticipation and leaked information on the device, Sony took the stage this morning in Berlin to officially unveil the Xperia Z1 smartphone. The device features a waterproof design, packed with some of today’s top tier specifications. For starters, the Z1 smartphone features a 5″ 1080 TRILUMINOS display, a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM, plus a massive 3,000mAh battery.  (more…)

Watch Sony’s IFA Press Event Live Stream!

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Sony is taking the stage at their IFA press conference in Berlin this very minute to announce all of their new products for the upcoming holiday season. Since Sony is more than just a mobile tech company, this may be more than just phones and camera lens accessories, but for our purposes, we’ll be focused on what we expect to be the announcement of the Sony Xperia Z1 (full specs and details) and “Lens-style Camera” QX10 and QX100 attachments (full specs and details) for smartphones.

Details of both products have leaked numerous times already (lens-style cameras now on Amazon), but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other secrets for Sony to reveal. For one, we would love to hear specifics on a U.S. launch, something Sony can’t seem to manage to pull off even after all these years. (more…)

Sony Xperia Z1 Press Release Leaked – Shows Off 20MP Camera, 1080p Display, 2.2GHz Quad-core Processor

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Sorry, Sony – the Internet has successfully leaked all of your goodies that were set to be shown off during tomorrow’s press conference. Earlier today, both of Sony’s camera lens-style devices were leaked, and now it appears to be time for the Xperia Z1. What should get some excited is that according to the press release, Sony is expecting a global launch in September, but no real confirmation if the US can hope to get in on any of that action.  (more…)

Additional Sony DSC-QX10 and QX100 Press Images Leak Ahead of Unveiling

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This week, IFA kicks off in Europe, with companies such as Sony and Samsung showing off what they have in store for the holiday shoppers. The accessories that has us buzzing from Sony are the DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 camera lenses. They are Bluetooth/WiFi-powered accessories that hook right up to your smartphone, acting as powerful lenses that will turn any phone into a impromptu DSLR.  (more…)