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What would you do if you had a six-pack of Sony Ericsson's Xperia Neo handsets? Would you strap 'em onto a bike and capture an insane 360-degree view of the ride? Every so often, we see technology used for more than what someone in a marketing suit intended, and it's almost always inspiring. Like this example. The Xperia Studio has launched for artists and creative collaborators, and one example is the strapping of six Neo handsets onto a bike. The project invites folks to take Xperia phones and push them to "their absolute limits and remake reality." Content on the platform will be updated at... Read more...
Is Sony considering removing the "Ericsson" from Sony Ericsson? Perhaps. These rumors have been around in some form or fashion for years now, but they're seeming to become more and more intense as time passes. Years back, SE axed many employees as the iPhone and other Android smartphone manufacturers began eating their lunch (to put it nicely). Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sony is "itching" to buy out Ericsson's stake in the SE project. Sony definitely has the means to make it work. The company's PlayStation Phone was a real gem, and while it obviously only served a small niche,... Read more...
Sony Ericsson may not be the handset power house that they used to be, particularly in the U.S., but their designs are still as sleek as ever. The company's Xperia Ray is one of the slimmer devices to leave SE's labs of late, and the front-facing 8.1MP camera is leaps and bounds better than most rivals. Talk about high-res video chatting. SE's selling this handset unlocked in America for $429.99, and it's shipping now. That sum gets you a "Reality Display," Mobile BRAVIA Engine, 1GHz CPU, Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread), a 3.3" scratch-resistant screen, integrated touch keys and an aluminum frame.... Read more...
Remember when Sony Ericsson dumped all of those employees in 2009? And we all thought they were learning a lesson, turning things around and getting ready to compete in a world dominated by phones like the Droid Incredible 2 and iPhone? Whatever happened to that? The SE "Play" is about as close as the company ever came to nailing a phone, and even the uptake on that was insignificant. Now, we're seeing the same kind of phones come from SE that have come from SE in the years behind us -- what's the point, we might ask? This new device is the Live With Walkman handset, which relies on Android 2.3,... Read more...
Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play has been on the market in the US for just under eight weeks; reviews of the combined cell phone / gaming handheld have been mixed. The Android experience has been generally good, but the screen is exceptionally dim, certain hardware functions are limited, battery life is lower than average, and the device's game library remains anemic. This last has improved, but evidently not enough. Sony Ericsson has slashed the price of the Xperia Play to $100, down from the initial $200 price (with contract). The dramatic price cut could be evidence that the Xperia Play isn't generating... Read more...
It took long enough, but Sony Ericsson's long-awaited Xperia PLAY smartphone is finally available from a U.S. carrier. That carrier would be Verizon Wireless, the exclusive home to this handset in the United States. It seems like an eternity ago when we first heard about this phone, and now, the actual launch of it just seems to be a forgotten fact. SE didn't do the greatest job keeping this one a secret, and in turn, tons of other, higher-powered phones have stolen the limelight in recent months. It's just brutal reality that phone makers live in: by the time you ship a phone, it's outdated. Still,... Read more...
Verizon Wireless will be the exclusive carrier for the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, at least for a little while. This gaming-friendly smartphone comes preloaded with seven game titles. The smartphone will run on Android 2.3. Other key specs include a 1GHz Snapdragon II processor with Adreno 205 GPU, 4-inch multi-touch display, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, and mobile hotspot capability. The Xperia PLAY will be available for preorder starting May 19. It will hit stores on May 26 for $199.99 with a two-year contract. Verizon Wireless And Sony Ericsson Take Mobile Gaming To The Next Level With The... Read more...
Did you know that Clearwire was considering making a smartphone, or cellphone? The same Clearwire that provides 4G (WiMAX) services to consumers and carriers like Sprint. Yeah, probably not. You know why? Among other things, Sony Ericsson was picking a bone with the company, suggesting that their logo was too similar and would inevitably end up confusing consumers if both companies were producing handsets with their respective logos. Clearwire hasn't had the easiest road of late. It's not cheap nor easy to build out a nationwide 4G network, and instead of forging ahead with a phone and also dealing... Read more...
Sony Ericsson is adding to its smartphone lineup with the introduction of the new Xperia mini and the Xperia mini pro. Sony's goal with the Xperia family is to offer entertaining smartphones while still giving users a choice. To that end, the new Xperia mini and the Xperia mini pro offer many of the hottest multimedia features such as HD-video recording as well as a Reality display with Mobile Bravia engine. The phones also have a 1 GHz processor, increased memory, and a small form factor. Both of the smartphones will also feature Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) out of the box. Sony intends to make these... Read more...
When will Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play finally come to the U.S.? If the latest reports stemming from CTIA 2011 are correct, that time would be May. As has been the case lately, SE has delayed yet another phone well beyond what it should have been. Rather than just announcing the phone and shipping it within a few weeks (or even months), the Xperia Play will likely be competing with a new iPhone and a slew of 3D Android phones. We won't say that they missed their window of opportunity, but they certainly have taken their sweet time in getting it out. Reports from CNET have found that Verizon Wireless... Read more...
There's no question that Sony Ericsson's Xperia PLAY is a revolutionary device. It's the gaming smartphone of the decade until something else proves otherwise. But the fact is, Apple already has a huge share of the gaming market in the smartphone realm, and it's going to take some serious marketing power from SE in order to change that. But there's no company to partner with like Major League Gaming to prove just how serious the company is about taking mobile gaming on a phone to the next level. This week, the two outfits agreed on a strategic partnership that will make Xperia PLAY the official... Read more...
Sony Ericsson really came to play at this year's Mobile World Congress. On top of the Xperia Pro and the PlayStation Phone (which isn't actually called that, for whatever reason!), the Xperia Neo was also unveiled. It's an interesting play for SE. It's basically an Xperia Arc, but with slightly lower-end features. We're guessing this will be sold for less and marketed at a slightly different group of people, indicating that SE is once again serious about competing on a number of levels in the cellphone universe (rather than just going for one or two and hoping for the best). The Neo has a 3.7"... Read more...
The world’s first PlayStation certified smartphone is a reality. Sony Ercisson officially revealed today in Barcelona a phone that the world has known about for months: the Xperia Play. It's odd that SE isn't just calling this the PlayStation Phone (or the PSP Phone), because that's pretty much exactly what it is. This device is what happens when an Xperia Arc gets smashed into a PSP, and the Xperia Play is said to combine PlayStation-quality gaming with the latest in Android technology. It's obviously designed with gamers in mind, and to take away a share of the gaming market from Apple,... Read more...
Mobile World Congress is underway in Spain, and already new mobile products are flowing. One of the ones that Sony Ericsson managed to keep under wraps until the show is the Xperia Pro, launching for the first time in Barcelona. It's a pretty big phone, with a full QWERTY slide-out keyboard for those who prefer real keys over virtual, on-screen keyboards. It measures 120-x57-x13.5mm and weighs 140 grams, and includes a microSD card slot, Google's Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 CPU and a battery that will last through 31 hours of music, 7+ hours of video and nearly... Read more...
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