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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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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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Facebook panel arrives for the Xperia X1

Sony Ericsson has just released a bunch of new panels for the Xperia X1 handset, just in time for it to arrive in the Americas. These new additions to the phone’s UI act much the same way as many common place widgets do on other mobiles. Besides a Facebook panel, they’ve also made public a […]

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The Sony Xperia: Will it be highly disappointing?

I like the concept. I like the general idea. But I really don’t like Windows Mobile. It’s not some weird belief based on a irrational fear or hate of Microsoft. I don’t like Windows Mobile, generally, because it doesn’t perform for me. I can’t stand seeing screen-build (i.e. click a command, and wait while the […]

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Nokia isn’t releasing a touch-screen smartphone

Well, not yet…. It’s just a music phone people. The fresh round of leaked photos of the device we’ve all been calling the ‘Tube’ which first made it’s fleeting public appearance in that Batman movie has got everyone (including the usually-calm Financial Times on Tuesday) talking about Nokia’s new ‘smartphone’.  Some of the more breathless […]

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Preview

Sony Ericsson held a global press conference yesterday to officially unveil their web-based episodical thriller (alright, they called them Webisodes) “Who is Johhny X?” and talk to us some more about the Xperia X1 smartphone. The first two “webisodes” (there are nine all together, see what they did there? Nine home screen panels on the […]

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Xperiaâ„¢ X1 gets a launch date; 20 more days to go

Yes, it’s Official. Sony Ericsson has sent an official word out to the media that the most awaited phone from the company, the Xperia X1, will be made available in the countries of UK, Germany and Sweden starting September 30th, 2008. That’s just 20 days away. Enough has already been speculated and said about the […]

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Applications

Qik from your HTC phone; or the XPERIA X1 if you have one

The awesome folks at Qik, the free service that lets you stream live video from your mobile phone, have just announced on their blog that the service now supports newer HTC phones. The developers, in the US and Russia, have been hard at work while sipping on some expresso, as the new release adds support […]

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Mobile Industry Review Show – Episode 24

And thus, here is the 24th Mobile Industry Review Show episode. For those who aren’t paying close attention — for clarity, we’re numbering the episodes literally. Thus last week’s episode was numbered 22 and the trailer we published was numbered 23. So that’s us on 24. And it’s a special one. Packed to the rafters. […]

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Sony Ericsson hit by high-end boredom

More doom and gloom from the handset people. After Nokia said it though the worldwide mobile phone market might shrink next year, Sony Ericsson has reported its profits have nosedived over the last quarter, its market share has dropped (enough to see it slip behind LG to number five in the biggest device makers) and […]