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Sony also promises that the Android 4.3 update is "right around the corner" for the rest of its Xperia lineup.
With comparably good sound for its size and the addition of speakerphone features, the Sony SRS-X3 mini Bluetooth speaker measures up well against the pricier Bose SoundLink Mini.
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.
About 5.7 million people have pledged cash through the crowdfunding giant since it kicked off nearly five years ago.
At Google's I/O Conference, the company says 20 billion text messages were sent each day from Android devices over a 30-day period.
The Xperia Z1F is a sawed-off version of Sony's waterproof flagship Android smartphone, with a 4.3-inch screen instead of a 5-incher.
The Sony Xperia Z1 gets that shrinking feeling with a new, smaller version officially announced in Japan.
Mobile purchases, more social connectivity, and yes, 3D Blu-ray playback: Xbox One gets a handful of new perks in a software update coming soon.
The high-street phone flogger has pumped out some pricey deals on Sony's sharp new blower -- we'd plump for a SIM-free deal if we were you.