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Impressed with Sony’s Android ‘Bridge’ software

I dusted off my Sony Xperia T yesterday and found an operating system ‘update’ notice. Unfortunately in order to upgrade from Android v7.x.x to v9.x.x I had to plug in the device to a computer. How quaint, eh?  I haven’t actually done this — with any phone — for absolutely ages. I’d go so far […]

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Three’s Baby Anya tests the Sony Xperia Z

I have to say that this is one of the best handset promotional videos from a mobile network that I’ve seen. It’s just a minute or so long. Have a look. There are full details from Three on the device on their blog post. It’s looking pretty hot, that Z. (Via Nirave’s post).

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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 […]

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Informa’s Dave McQueen on Sony’s new handset range

Here’s a viewpoint from Dave McQueen, Informa’s Principal Telecoms Analyst, on Sony’s new handset range, the bulk of which chimes with my own perspective. Over to Dave: – – – – – Whilst Sony Ericsson devices were still being ranged last month at CES in Las Vegas, the company has now gone it alone at […]

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Sony brings it’s A-game to Mobile World Congress

Sony has been on a rather long journey. Way back before the joint venture with Ericsson, the company was delivering some highly useful devices. The Sony CMD-Z5, for any of the ultra-geeks reading, was a high point for me. It actually had on-board integrated voicemail! The Ericsson joint venture arrived and quickly the company went […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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My Initial Response To Sony’s Tablet News

Instead of bashing away on the keyboard I decided to do an audio opinion on Sony’s Android tablet announcements today. Posted via email from MIR Live

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Sony announces the Sony Tablets: S1 and S2 — nice!

The much rumoured news of Sony’s very own tablet range hit the wires just a little while ago. Here’s the full release. And note, this is from ‘Sony’ as apposed to ‘Sony Ericsson’. Interesting times…   TOKYO, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Corporation (“Sony”), announces “Sony Tablet” that delivers the perfect combination of hardware, […]

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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 […]

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“Mobile-Crushes” – They end now!

Now I know I’ve said it a couple of times in the past few months, but I’m looking for a new phone. The reason I haven’t yet bought one isn’t because I can’t be bothered to purchase one, or because I can’t afford one; in fact I’m more than happy to now pay a little […]

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Sony develops 12.25 megapixel lens

Shutters have come down on the latest CMOS image sensor by Sony, with an all new highest megapixel snap coming into focus. Ahhh, camera puns – there’s no better way to waste a word count. Seriously though, Sony has just put the wraps on a 12.25 megapixel CMOS Image Sensor named ‘Exmor’ for their upcoming […]