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Sony Ericsson Xperia Duo Photo Leaked

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on July 13th, 2011

A leaked photo of the new Sony Ericsson Xperia Duo surfaced last month, and now we have some more press shots of what is rumored to be Sony Ericsson’s flagship smartphone due later this year. The phone will come with Android Gingerbread and is expected to go on sale in September.

Some of the rumored specifications include a dual core 1.4GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 4.5 inch qHD display, and Sony’s next generation Exmore sensor that may come with 12 megpixels. Not bad at all.

Sony Ericsson CK15a txt pro QWERTY slider hits the FCC

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Reuben Drake on July 6th, 2011

Sony Ericsson’s txt pro CK15a entry-level smartphone went through it’s paces at through the FCC today. The device has a sliding landscape QWERTY keypad and runs a proprietary Sony Ericsson OS. Like the name suggests, the txt pro is all about messaging, and features Gmail, Google Talk, Twitter, Facebook and txt apps.

Other features include a 3-inch screen with a 400 x 240 resolution, 64MB of RAM, up to 100MB of internal storage, microSD card support up to 32GB, a 3.2MP camera and up to 400 hours of standby time. Nothing on pricing or availability yet though.

Sony Ericsson’s Xperia ray available for UK pre-order

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on July 5th, 2011

Good news for folks in the UK. If you have a spare £350, Sony Ericsson’s Xperia ray has just gone up for pre-order on Play.com. It will be released on August 15th and comes in four colors. Though sadly you can only order the black version right now.

Some specs include, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), 1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512MB RAM, 300MB of storage and a 854 x 480 Reality Display + BRAVIA.

Sony Ericsson Xperia active

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2011

In addition to the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray, the company has also announced the Xperia Active, which has a lot going for it. This Android phone has a rugged design, a 3″ scratch resistant Reality Display and even supports wet finger tracking, which we all can appreciate.

It is also dust proof and water resistant. Other features include a 1GHz processor, Android 2.3, Mobile BRAVIA Engine, a 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, GPS, barometer, compass, ANT+ wireless networking technology to monitor your heart rate and pulse, and Facebook integration.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2011

Sony Ericsson has unveiled their latest addition to the Xperia phone line, the Xperia ray. It boasts a 1GHz processor, a scratch-resistant 3.3″ Reality Display (854 x 480) and a Mobile BRAVIA Engine. Android 2.3 is the OS and it also has Facebook integration.

Other features include an 8.1-megapixel camera with the Exmore R sensor, a front facing camera for video calling, 4GB microSD card preloaded (expandable up to 32GB), and a 1500mAh battery. Plus it is all in a package that’s just 9.4mm thin.

Sony Ericssson Txt Pro phone

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on June 9th, 2011

Sony Ericsson has introduced the Sony Ericsson Txt Pro which focuses mostly on messaging and social networking. It comes with a friends application that lets you add 5 best friends and you can then instantly view Facebook and Twitter posts and updates.

It also packs in a 3.2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, microUSB, WiFi and a 3.5mm audio jack. Look for it in Q3 this year for an unknown price.

Sony Ericsson’s Canadian online store hacked

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on May 25th, 2011

Sony just can’t seem to catch a break. First there was the PSN breach last month and then an attack on the company’s Greek online music service earlier this week and now Sony Ericsson has been hacked again with the personal data of more than 2,000 Canadian Eshop customers taken.

The company says that the passwords taken were encrypted and no credit card details were lost, but this is still a huge problem. The Eshop service has been taken off line for now. What will be next?

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Verizon Pre-Orders To Start May 19th

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on May 17th, 2011

Here’s some good news for mobile gamers. Verizon Wireless has announced that it will start accepting pre-orders on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play starting this Thursday on May 19th and you can expect the Xperia Play to go on sale on May 26th.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will cost $199.99 with a new 24 month contract with Verizon. Once you do that you will be rocking a 4 inch multitouch display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, a 1GHz Qualcomm processor and an Adreno 205 GPU and 512MB of RAM. We can’t wait.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play shipment stolen

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on May 17th, 2011

Tuesday was supposed to be the day for the launch of Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play Android gaming smartphone for Vodafone New Zealand. But there was a problem. Turns out there was a major security breach and thieves made off with the launch shipment of handsets.

The mobile operator notified its customers via its official Facebook page, posting the following message with a photo of a damaged Vodafone store: [Vodafone New Zealand regrets] to advise the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY launch will be delayed due to a major security breach. The launch shipment of phones has been stolen.

Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot Android phone photo surfaces

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on May 11th, 2011

Xperia blog has some new images of what it claims is a new Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot cellphone. Not surprisingly, the photos are pretty blurry, but they show both the Sony Ericsson brand name and the Cyber-shot logo. There also appears to be three buttons common to Android OS phones.

This is by no means official, but we have no reason not to believe it so far and Cyber-shot fans have been waiting for a new Android-based version of the cellphone with high quality imaging and resolution. Sony executives have so far refused to comment. Interesting.

PlayStation Games now available in Android Market

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2011

Even before the release of Sony Ericsson’s Xperia PLAY smartphone, Sony PlayStation games are now appearing in Google’s Android Market. So you have the games now and are just waiting for the phone. Five title’s are available in the Market so far, added today. They include Syphon Filter, MediEvil and Cool Boarders 2.

The available titles are $6.38 each, with more expected to arrive over the next few weeks. Sony Ericsson’s Xperia PLAY is the first PlayStation Certified Android smartphone and of course it will be capable of playing original PlayStation games downloaded through the Android Market. That’s one of the reasons we can’t wait for the smartphone. The Xperia PLAY is expected on Verizon Wireless’ network in the U.S. this spring. Are you willing to pay $6 for games as old as these though?

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play launches in the UK March 31st

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on March 13th, 2011

We’ve all been waiting for Sony Ericsson’s new gaming smartphone and now it looks like the Xperia Play will go on sale in the UK on March 31st. The Xperia Play will come with six games installed at launch and UK customers can expect it on Thursday the 31st of March, for a still unknown price.

Sony Ericsson says that the Xperia Play will have the biggest UK marketing campaign ever, so get ready for mega advertising. The games that are included at launch are Fifa 10, The Sims 3, Tetris, Bruce Lee Dragon Warriors, Start Battalion and Crash Bandicoot. There will be fifty different games available to download at launch through Sony’s PlayStation suite, so you will have plenty to play with more coming.

Non-Verizon Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Android phone passes through FCC

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on March 1st, 2011

The Xperia Play has been officially announced for Verizon’s network when it arrives in the US this year, but according to some reports, this might not be the case after all. That’s because an Xperia Play recently passed through the FCC, but it doesn’t have any CDMA or 4G LTE radios that would allow the phone to run on Verizon’s network.

The phone packs radios that would allow it to work on UMTS frequencies (900/2100mHz), not what Verizon uses. However there could be a simple explanation. There may be a simultaneous release of the Xperia Play on multiple networks (in which case, the Verizon version of the phone hasn’t been through the FCC yet), or Sony Ericsson has decided to release the phone on a different carrier for some reason.

Sony Ericsson unveils the Xperia neo

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on February 13th, 2011

Sony Ericsson has unveiled another addition to the Xperia line in the Xperia neo. This one is ergonomically designed to “fit perfectly in the user’s hand”. Not to qoute Neo from the Matrix and say “Whoa”. Taking photographs with it is said to be super easy.

It features Exmore R technology for perfect pictures in any condition you find yourself in. It also has a reality display with the Mobile BRAVIA Engine and HDMI output. Gingerbread (Android 2.3) is running the show and you get access to over 100,000 apps from the Android Market. The phone comes preloaded with the usual Google services that you know and love. Nothing on price yet, but we know that the Xperia neo will be available at the end of Q1.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play to launch on Verizon?

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on February 9th, 2011

According to Wirefly, the upcoming “PlayStation Phone” aka the Xperia Play from Sony Ericsson will be sold by Verizon when it arrives in the US. If that is accurate, Verizon customers have some tough choices to make. There’s the iPhone 4, Thunderbolt and now the Xperia Play all arriving on their network.

Decisions, decisions. This one does have a slide out gamepad, Android 2.3 and the PlayStation Suite. Which one do you get?