Sony NXT phones now in the US as unlocked devices
Sony will soon begin selling its NXT range of smartphones as unlocked devices in the US. The line-up is made up of the Xperia U, Xperia S and Xperia P. Buyers will be capable of picking them up in Sony stores and online at Newegg and other online retailers. The unlocked Xperia S and Xperia P supports 850, 900, 1,900, and 2,100MHz bands while the Xperia U gets 850, 1,900, and 2,100MHz bands, making them suitable for AT&T's networks and its subsidiaries.
Sony delivers its 2012-era ruggedized Xperia smartphones
Sony has given the ruggedized treatment to its latest Xperia smartphones for 2012. Both the Xperia Acro S and the Xperia Go offer dust and water resistance for users who enjoy outdoor activities. As the videos embedded below demonstrate, the phones can also respond to touch even when wet.
Leak surfaces ahead of official ICS update for Xperia S
A leaked video (embedded below) has surfaced from Asia showing Sony’s current Android flagship, the Xperia S, running Android 4.04 (Ice Cream Sandwich). As the video shows, the company has managed to keep the look and feel of its custom Android launcher intact, while bringing with it all of the additional fluidity and function of ICS. Sony has revealed in its latest ICS update blog that the Xperia S is due to get its official install of current Google Android operating system by the end of June, although it has not officially made the beta release of the update public.
Sony Xperia LT29i and LT30i leak, highly specified
More details, including a newly spied photo, have emerged about two forthcoming Sony Xperia smartphones originally listed on the leaked Sony 2012 smartphone roadmap. The LT29i Hayabusa, pictured, will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 and will center on a 4.55-inch HD Reality display. The LT29i will is also expected to be just 7mm thin, yet still pack a high capacity 2200mAh battery.
Sony Xperia S gets promised PlayStation games
The PlayStation Store for the Sony Xperia S has now gone live. The Xperia S launched as a PlayStation Certified device, however, it started shipping before the associated store was active, leaving users without any access to PlayStation games. Users can now access 14 original 32-bit classic PS One titles including Twisted Metal, Kula World, Driver and Rayman, although two additional titles are reserved only for the Xperia Play.
Xperia U to get 5MP cam, removable battery
The upcoming Sony Xperia U, sporting model number ST25i and Kumquat codename, has once again shown up on the web in photos. This time, it's compared to the Xperia S and is much smaller than the already known model, which gets a 4.3-inch screen. The 3.5-inch Xperia U could get a user-removable battery, unlike the S.
Sony trademarks Xperia Solo name in US
Sony has made a filing with the US Patent and Trademark office for Xperia Sola. ‘Sola,’ which can mean ‘alone’ or ‘only,’ could be be a new device, or it could be a revelation as to what the ‘S’ stands for in its recently unveiled Xperia S
, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) smartphone. The filing, which was made on January 30, covers mobile phones as well as accessories.
Sony free to pursue Sony-only branding
The European Union has approved Sony’s acquisition of Ericsson’s stake in their smartphone enterprise. The approval was granted on January 26 and gives the company the green light to forge ahead with its Sony-only smartphone branding, design and development. Sony announced it was moving to buyout Ericsson’s holdings in late October at a cost of $1.4 billion.