Sony Xperia Z1 name to symbolize 'One Sony' corporate strategy
The Sony Xperia flagship 'Honami' smartphone set for a pre-IFA debut on September 4 may be branded the Xperia Z1 according to a developer. The device, which has also previously been referred to as the Xperia i1, is expected to pick up the Z1 designation to reflect both that it is a substantial upgrade to the original Xperia Z and to reflect that it is the first smartphone from Sony to most fully realize Sony CEO Kaz Hirai’s ‘One Sony’ strategy of integrating the various technological strengths of company into its shipping products where possible.
Tablet waterproof at depth of 3 feet for 30 minutes, dustproof
Sony has opened up pre-orders for its Xperia Tablet Z in the United States via its online store. Shown off at Mobile World Congress in February, the ten-inch tablet measures just 6.9mm thick and weighs in at 495 grams (17.4 ounces), and as well as being dustproof, it is claimed waterproof enough to survive being at a depth of 3 feet for 30 minutes.
Both phones share height, SP appears wider
Images of the upcoming Android Jelly Bean Sony Xperia SP have leaked online. The photographs compares the handset, identified by the model number C530x and codenamed HuaShan, to the current Xperia V, and shows they are roughly the same in terms of length, though the Xperia SP is slightly wider than it's predecessor.
Next Sony flagship handset prototype surfaces on Russian site
More specific details about the rumored Sony Yuga have leaked courtesy of Russian site Mobile-Review, which has snared a prototype of the device ahead of its expected debut at CES 2013 next month. The new flagship device appears to be the first Sony Xperia smartphone capable of matching the very latest Android superphones on the market. Its headlining features include a 1080p-capable 5-inch display, while a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz powers it.