Sony announced this morning that they are bringing a PS4 companion application to both iOS and Android platforms on November 13. The app will actually be capable of performing a ton of tasks, such as directly accessing PlayStation Network information and features, performing “second screen” features for your console, allow players to spectate on other players’ gameplay (that’s cool), and will also allow you to use your phone as a PS4 remote control. (more…)
According to Nikkei, Sony and Rohm are to introduce a new wireless charging device, capable of fully charing a smartphone in just an hour. Sony comments that the, “device uses 10-15 watts and supplies twice the electricity of previous chargers, cutting charging time by half, to around one hour.” As of right now, the specifications are being finalized by the Wireless Power Consortium, based on the Qi international standard. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)