Items tagged with Sony Ericcson

We've discussed the fragmentation of Android and the shoddy update services of the various carriers before, but the Droid 3's situation is raising these issues again. According to pre-CES reports, Verizon is poised to end-of-life (EOL) the Droid 3 along with its entire current lineup of MiFi hotspots. The BlackBerry Curve 3G and Palm Pre 2 are also reportedly on the chopping block, but the former is low-end device that's several years old, while the latter is a bit of an anachronism. The Droid 3, in contrast, is barely six months old. It's the only Motorola phone with a physical keyboard that Verizon... Read more...
Remember Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play? It's back! After one tour around the States on Verizon Wireless, the phone is being reborn for use on AT&T, and it's even shipping in an exclusive "blue" color -- perhaps to match AT&T's theme. At any rate, the phone is mostly the same otherwise, boasting a 1GHz processor, Adreno 205 GPU, a 4-inch touch panel with an 854x480 screen resolution and a slide-out gaming pad that PlayStation lovers will no doubt recognize right away. Despite being called the Xperia Play 4G on AT&T, there's no LTE support here. Instead, it boasts HSPA+ 3G speeds -- thanks... Read more...
Despite Sony Ericsson's troubles last year, the company is still deeply invested in the mobile phone market. They're still lagging behind some of the other major smartphone players in terms of market dominance, but their style has never failed to impress. The design of the XPERIA X8 and Cedar is also impressive, and if you have been holding out for either, they're both shipping as of now. The X8 is the obvious highlight. It's an Android-based smartphone with a 3.2MP camera; SE calls this their "most affordable Sony Ericsson Android phone ever." Wi-Fi and 3G support is still included, and it also... Read more...
It's hard to guess how much traction Sony Ericsson's GreenHeart lineup will gather, but we have to admit that the newest member is a real looker. Atypical for Sony Ericcson, the Aspen is a business phone. Not a fashion phone. Not a clamshell phone. Not an Android phone.It's apparently aimed for the corporate folks who have avoided the BlackBerry bug thus far, but we have to wonder just how big that segment still is. Anyway, SE talks up this phone's ability to "multitask," which is something the iPhone has been slammed for not supporting. This is also the first smartphone out to come pre-loaded... Read more...