A pair of photos circulating the Internet today may be the first images of a rumored Sony Xperia Nexus, but it's more likely an elaborate hoax.
Appearing on Picasa this morning, the photos are tagged as "sony nexus" and "xperia nexus" and have EXIF details that show they were taken on a Galaxy Nexus over the weekend.
The front side of the handset is void of branding, but the backside shows both the Sony and Google logo, suggesting a "Pure Google" experience a la the Nexus program. Although the handset doesn't match … Read more
Sony has stopped selling its Xperia Tablet S after finding defects in the devices.
According to Reuters, sales were halted after gaps were discovered between the screen and case, making some of the tablets susceptible to water damage.
A Sony spokeswoman told Reuters that the hardware issues have been traced back to a "manufacturing flaw" at the Chinese plant where the tablet is made.
Sony has not decided when sales of the tablet will resume, the news service said.
The technology giant's latest tablet offering -- which shares its Xperia branding with Sony's smartphone line -- … Read more
Just when many may have lost hope in a slick Sony Xperia handset hitting American shores with carrier blessing, Sony outs plans to sell the new Xperia TL on AT&T. The device will feature a big 4.6-inch (1,080x720-pixel) screen, a 13-megapixel camera, Android 4.0, all powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. … Read more
Sony is now offering the unlocked GSM version of its Android-powered Xperia Acro S smartphone, according to a press release issued this afternoon. Priced at $599.99, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich handset features a number of decent specifications, including a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, a 4.3-inch scratch-resistant HD Reality Display, and a 12.1-megapixel camera. Additional details for the Xperia Acro S include 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, NFC, HDMI, and MHL support.… Read more
More companies seem to be discovering that crowdsourcing is more than just a cheap way to have other people do your work for you, it's a cheap and potentially cool way. Or so the conversation likely went with Sony's marketing folks when they came up with the idea to demo the HD camera on the Sony Xperia Ion smartphone by creating a music video entirely from footage shot by a crowd full of the phones.
Sony got Metric, one of the bands signed to its recording label, to perform in a hotel penthouse and handed out 25 of the company's new LTE phones for the audience to film the one-take performance. … Read more
Called the Xperia T, J, and V, they run the gamut from low-end to top-tier and should be enough to tide the company over until CES in January. In addition to the three handsets, Sony also unveiled its Android-powered Xperia Tablet S, a remodeled and improved update to its previous Tablet S.
Big time stuff for our international friends, sure, but what about us in the United States? Will we see any of these devices?
While most U.S. consumers are … Read more
Time to learn German for Wednesday's tech news roundup:… Read more