Categories
Devices

Does Sony’s all new Xperia Z handset mark a resurgence for the company?

With the announcement of the Xperia Z handset, I think we’re finally seeing a grown up Sony. I haven’t seen the handset yet but from what I’ve discerned — and if it builds on the previously well received existing range — it’s looking very promising. I’m delighted to see the full weight of Sony’s capabilities […]

Categories
News

Sony spends €1 billion to take full control of Sony Ericsson

Have a read of this one from Reuters: Sony Corp is to buy full control of the Sony Ericsson mobile phone venture from its Swedish partner as it seeks to boost its consumer products offering and to catch up on smartphone and tablet makers such as Apple and Samsung via Sony buys Ericsson out of […]

Categories
News

361 degrees podcast – Episode 7: Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be

  Listen! This week we reminisce about the devices we’ve owned and loved over the years. We highlight a few we think were real ‘market changers’, a few lemons and speculate about who might make the next game-changer. Rafe also lets slip the secret of his magic drawers. Amongst the devices we discuss this week are […]

Categories
Devices

Video: Sony Ericsson’s X10 Mini super-small Android device

Would you like to see me raving about the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Android device? Well, here I am… Rafe filmed me doing an intro to the device here: Download M4V Video | Subscribe to Podcast | Embed video And for anyone who’s interested in the phone, we also got the Sony Ericsson chaps to […]

Categories
News

SE’s Ad Campaign using the C905’s Camera

In an effort to promote it’s Cybershot handset C905, Sony Ericsson is running an ad campaign claiming to be “an advertising media first”. The leading mobile phone manufacturing company, is promoting the mobile handset by teaming up with FHM magazine and running in-mag advertisements for the phone shot through the phone’s camera. The company is […]

Categories
Devices

Sony Ericsson announces new Bluetooth Car Speakerphone with longer battery life

I just received this in my inbox from the Sony Ericsson guys. They’ve just announced the new Bluetooth Car Speakerphone HCB-108 that comes with an insane amount of stand-by time. How much? A whole whopping month of stand-by time and upto 25 hours of talk time.  Use it on your visor or keep it on […]

Categories
News

Nokia, NEC and friends agree LTE patent swap shop

A handful of mobile heavyweights, including the likes of Nokia, Ericsson, NEC and Alcatel-Lucent have announced they’ve got together and worked out a patent sharing system for the development of HSDPA’s successor, LTE. The framework will give all of the company “fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms” for licensing each other’s essential patents. The deal will […]