World Cup 2014 begins on Thursday, June 12.
About 5.7 million people have pledged cash through the crowdfunding giant since it kicked off nearly five years ago.
At IFA, the company announces its waterproof 5-inch Android phone with a high-end image sensor, software to take advantage of it, and unusual QX10 and QX100 add-ons that turn it into a compact camera.
Sony also promises that the Android 4.3 update is "right around the corner" for the rest of its Xperia lineup.
At CES in Las Vegas, Sony's Kunimasa Suzuki shows off the company's latest Xperia smartphone, which features a new 20.7MP camera
Sony is rumoured to be readying two new handsets, to be unveiled in China next month.
A limited-time promotion sees Sony giving away hundreds of dollars worth of movies, music, and apps for the Xperia Z1, Z1S, and Z2.
The company says that the devices will run KitKat as standard and include some updates to native apps.
Does the Sony Xperia Z1 have what it takes to be the king of smartphone cameras? We put it to the test in our camera review.
Sony can't meet demand for its new 4K-shooting flagship phone -- while preorders should go out in April, the general public won't see the Z2 until May.