If texting is the main activity on your mobile phone, then the Sony Ericsson Txt is worth looking at, thanks to its hardware keyboard. Otherwise, there are loads of better alternatives.
Typical price: $129.00
CES was all about making everything smarter and getting devices to talk to each other. But few people were talking about the potential for hacking.
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Perhaps we're suckers for big screens, but the small display on the Xperia Ray makes everyday smartphone tasks an eye strain. Make sure you compare it with larger phones before committing.
Typical price: $699.00
Hans Vestberg, CEO of telecom equipment vendor Ericsson, sees the next decade's 5G networks being smart enough to know what kind of device is using it, and why.
This intriguing technology lets you call up information on your smartphone by touching an object with your finger, turning your body into a kind of capacitive power line network.
The Swedish telecoms equipment maker says that it tried to come to terms with Apple through arbitration. That effort has expired though, prompting the lawsuit over global licensing of intellectual property for mobile technologies.
The Xperia Neo shares the same DNA as its Xperia brethren, with the new Exmor R image sensor and Bravia display engine, but it's very much the black sheep of the family.
Typical price: $528.00
It's important to a lot of Aussies that their phone can take a spray of water during a day on the beach. The Xperia Active is water and dust resistant and should be able to take a bit of a beating as well.
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Apple just lost a $533 million patent case to Smartflash this week, and now Ericsson is likewise suing the company in a patent dispute.