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
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.
Apple just lost a $533 million patent case to Smartflash this week, and now Ericsson is likewise suing the company in a patent dispute.
Apple has sued Ericsson, arguing that the Swedish company is charging too much on royalties that are not "essential" to industry cellular standards.
At CES, the Swedish company says it will release network gear this year that will boost today's LTE networks by drawing on wireless spectrum more often used by Wi-Fi.
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
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
Following speculation regarding a deal, Finnish telecoms giant Nokia admits it's in discussions with its French rival, but warns that nothing is certain yet.
A federal jury in Texas says that Apple did not infringe on five wireless technology patents in a case filed back in 2012.
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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