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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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Want to go to the Champions League final? Talk to Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson is the official mobile handset manufacturer of the UEFA Champions League — and they’ve just kicked off a search for some special mobile galacticos that would like to go to the Wembley final on May 28th. In case the Champions League has already passed you by, the key information you need to know […]

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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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The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY phone comes into view (“The PlayStation Phone”)

Long rumoured, it’s nice to finally get a bit of a look at the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. The advertisement for the phone hit Youtube moments ago and I’m pretty sure it’s going to get a lot of attention. What you see above is an Android handset that is ‘PlayStation Certified’ — along with the […]

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Sony Ericsson’s genius LiveView gets updates

Sony Ericsson’s LiveView concept is a genius, genius idea. A small watch-like screen that sits on your wrist, connected to your phone, easily programmable by third-party developers. The possibilities are flipping endless. Do you want it to be a watch? A calendar view? A remote camera? But there’s been a bit of frustration amongst some […]

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Sony Ericsson X10 range will get Android 2.1

I was pleased to hear that Sony Ericsson are shortly about to issue an update to their X10 range. The X10 itself will — as Android Central reports — pick up some rather nifty benefits as a result including 720p video recording with continuous autofocus. What I’m most pleased about, though, is the news that […]

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Sharapova unboxes the X10 Mini Pro

Instead of the usual shakeycam-blogger-unboxing, Sony Ericsson enlisted tennis pro, Maria Sharapova, to help unbox their latest Sony Ericsson X10 Pro. Now you’ll remember me raving over the X10 Mini a few weeks ago (such a small device running Android… just brilliant), well, the next model in that range is the ‘Pro’ and the key […]

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Sony Ericsson X10 Mini: The credit card sized Android wonder

Well I have to say I’m a big, big fan of the X10 Mini. I simply loved the device when I came across it at Mobile World Congress back in February and now that it’s arrived in my hands, I can confirm it’s still fantastic. To be clear, the device isn’t for everyone. If you’ve […]

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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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Sony Ericsson Vivaz: A piece of genius Symbian device, pre-order on Voda UK

We spent a lot of time on the Sony Ericsson Vivaz at Mobile World Congress. A lot of time. We even managed to get some time with one of the Product Planners responsible for the device (and sister unit, the Vivaz Pro). Since Symbian helped cover out costs to get to MWC, it was a […]