The Xperia S is not only the first Sony branded device but it is also the device that Sony hopes will revive the company's relevance in the smartphone space. Kaz Hirai has already pointed out mobile is going to be a key area of focus for the company and Sony smartphones will be backed up with content and services owned by Sony Corporation. In our first impressions, we pointed out some positives and negatives of the device, but we took it around for a longer drive. Read on to find out if the Xperia S has what it takes to stand against the likes of the iPhone 4S, HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S II. [nggallery id=148]
Sony has unveiled the Neo L, which is also the successor to the Neo V. This device will come preloaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and will be available in India later this month. The device will come equipped with a 1GHz single core processor, 512MB of RAM, a 4-inch LCD display with a resolution of 854x480 pixels, a 5-megapixel camera, a front facing camera and will also have a 1500 mAh battery. The device will have 320 MB of user memory and will also be PlayStation certified.
Remember a couple of days ago we reported that Sony mobile was teasing the launch of a new phone on its Facebook page? Well, it looks like Sony, just went ahead and announced the device on its Facebook page, which it calls the Xperia Miro.
As we gear up for WWDC to kick off in a few hours, Sony Mobile has set a countdown on its Facebook page for June 22 where most probably the company will unveil its next Xperia smartphone. Apparently, the countdown has been designed in such a way that the more a user presses fast forward, the countdown moves forward faster.
Back of the heels of the newly launched Xperia NXT series of smartphone, Sony mobile has just announced two new Xperia smartphones - The Go and the Xperia Acro S. Sony is saying both these devices will ship globally in Q3 of 2012.
Over the past couple of weeks we have seen retailers put up the the Xperia U and the Xperia Sola up for sale, with the Xperia P going up on sale tomorrow. While, all this was actually going on we never really received any official word from Sony Mobile that the devices were available in the market, inspite of them being available. Well, now Sony Mobile has official acknowledged that these devices are available to consumers and alongside this they have partnered with Tata DOCOMO to provide free 3GB data for three months for 3G users. The Tata DOCOMO 2G customers will not be left out as they will also enjoy 3GB data for three months plus 300 minutes of free talk time, though that will be only applicable Tata to Tata.
Last month, Sony unveiled its flagship for 2012, the Xperia S in India, but alongside it, the company also announced a slew of slightly lower-end devices which included the Sony Xperia P. Yesterday, online retailer Infibeam informed us that the device will be available from May 25 26 onwards for a price of Rs 25,500.
For sometime Sony Mobile has been teasing the launch of Xperia NXT smartphones on its Facebook page, but today it has confirmed that the device will be coming to India soon without giving out any specifics. That said, Telecom Gyaan is reporting that online retailer Infibeam, is taking orders for the device for Rs 22,999 Rs 19,999 and is marking the date of availability at May 18.
The saga of the Sony Xperia ceases to stop. After a week of fluctuating information courtesy online retailers, now we have come to know that device will be released tomorrow, the 10th of May. Online retailer Infibeam has posted this information on the product page and says that the device will ship between two-three days for Rs 17,399. This could be true, but Infibeam is also claiming that the Xperia Sola will also launch on May 18.
Only a couple of days ago we reported that the Sony Xperia U was listed at Rs 17,399 on LetsBuy, but now comes the news that FlipKart is offering the device at a lower price tag of Rs 16,499. Of course, the device will be available for in mid May, but at the same time let us remind you that the device packs in the delectable combination of style and power.
Last month Sony revealed its new Xperia range of smartphones in India. While at the time only the top of the line Xperia S was available, today Phonemantra is reporting that the lower-end Xperia U is priced at only Rs 17,399 at online retailer Lets Buy and is expected to hit the Indian market by mid May.
Sony Mobile Communications has officially announced that the Ice Cream Sandwich update is now available for the Xperia Arc S, Neo V and the Ray. Having said this, Sony mobile is yet to release the ICS update for the Xperia S which is their new hero device.
Back in December, when there were literally no Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) phones in the market (minus the Galaxy Nexus), Sony was the first OEM to detail a road map for an ICS update for its Xperia line up of phones. Yet, it is April 2012 and Sony is still releasing smartphones with Gingerbread. In fact only this Tuesday the company unveiled its Xperia S in India, which also came with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. However there is some good news. Sony has announced on its blog that it will start rolling out the ICS update from mid-April onwards or next week.
Sony Mobile Communications has announced that Kunimasa Suzuki will be the company s President and CEO and the current CEO and President Bert Nordberg will step down on May 16 and join the board of Sony Mobile as chairman.
In the prelude to the Mobile World Congress, it was expected that Sony would release a device called the MT27i Pepper. Unfortunately, the phone never saw light of day, however the device has suddenly popped up on the official Chinese website of Sony Mobile if the Xperia Blog is to be believed.
Sony Mobile has posted a video of a beta build of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo and Xperia Ray. As is the case with most OEM Android overlays, the ICS build coming to the Sony Xperia handsets dumps most of the grandiose niceties of the holographic UI heralded by ICS, however it does incorporate most of the new features seen in the stock build of ICS.
Things are moving at quite a fast pace after Sony completed the acquisition of Ericsson's share in Sony Ericsson. The company has just moved its global portal from www.sonyericsson.com to www.sonymobile.com. They have also changed the Twitter handle from @sonyericsson to @sonyxperia though the new Twitter handle seems to be a placeholder at the moment with 'temp3444' as the visible user name. We expect that to change later in the day. By the way, we just noticed Sony is calling Sony Mobile the company as Sony XPERIA. Cannot say that's the smartest thing to do. Check out the screenshot after the break.