Sony’s first handset, after their major split with counterpart Ericsson, might be rolling into the Mobile domain. the Sony Xperia U “Kumquat” might just have shown itself before purported launch at MWC 2012 next week. Specs include3.5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480) Reality Display 1GHz dual-core CPU 8 MP Exmor R sensor with 720p video capture 1,290mAh battery Android 2.3.7
While the battery is replaceable, the OS is rumored. This phone could possibly be placed at a lower bracket compared to exiting SE phones. Oh the wonders of a new breakup.
The big split is finally, final. Sony and Ericsson have finally spilt up, to name the new company Sony Mobile Communications. Sony has finally taken over Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson’s 50-percent stake in the pair’s former joint venture, reported to have cost €1.05 billion ($1.37 billion). The reports of this split started to appear in the last months of 2011.
PRESS RELESE :The previously announced divestment of Ericsson’s share of Sony Ericsson to Sony, including the broad IP cross-licensing agreement, completed on February 15, 2012 Ericsson’s gain on the transaction will be approximately SEK 7.5 billion and reported as [...]
Sony Ericsson will launch two new phones in Japan, The Xperia acro HD has features like mobile wallet and TV tuner along with a 720p display. All of which is put on a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. The acro HD will come in qua, black, sakura and ceramic colors.
The world will get a Xperia S, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch 1280 x 720 display, 1GB of RAM, and a massive 12 megapixel rear camera, complete with Sony’s Exmor R backlit sensor. The Xperia S will be available in both 16GB and 32GB models, though unfortunately Sony has chosen not to include a microSD slot for expandable storage. The device should come to markets in March 2012
Japan also gets a [...]
The court of MiddleSex has announced a Divorce b/w Sony and Ericsson and the latter has till the mid of 2012 to clear out their stuff and vamoose. Sony Ericsson will be renamed Sony in mid 2012 as apart of a merger break up decided earlier this year. Sony Vice President Kristian Tear said that the company will have a “‘fierce” advertising campaign to push the brand back into the eyes of the consumer.
[Times of India]
Sony Has awarded PS certification to the Xperia Arc and never seen outside Japan- Arco. These are the only other two phones apart from the Xperia Play to win the Sony playstation certification. These phones will now be able to access and download PS certified games from the Sony-Android Marketplace which was earlier limited to the Xperia Play.
If you missed it you can catch the full review of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Here.
[Sony Ericsson Japan]
Rumors are all out, and put to an end. Sony has confirmed that it will buy out its stake from the JV of Sony Ericsson for a whopping €1.05 billion in exchange for its 50 percent. This will give Sony full ownership of the company soon to be rebranded worldwide. This will also enable the company to have a more systematic alignment with the arsenal of tablets and PCs it plans in the future.
The buyout will also give IP cross-licensing agreement and ownership of “five essential patent families” to ensure they stay in the mobile phone business. The separation will be finalized in Jan 2012.
The new Sony Ericsson Xperia Active left starts where the likes of the Defy left off. With a host of interesting things in the box, the Xperia Active promises to be a delight for those with an active lifestyle.
SPECS Network GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 Price 20,500/- INR Frequency Quad Band Phone Style
Touch Screen Candy BarOS Android 2.3.4 Thickness 16.5 mm Length 92 mm Width 55 mm Weight
110.8gBuilt-in Memory 1GB ROM (up to 320MB free) , 512 MB RAM Additional Memory microSD™, up to 32GB High-speed Data UMTS/HSPA 900/2100 Connectivity 3.5 mm audio jack,Bluetooth™ technology,WiFi Screen Size 3″, 320 x 480 [...]
Sony has decided to take some action about its current global standing in the top cellphone vendors list. Currently at 6th place , Sony has decided to finalize the deal between Sony and Ericsson that will give total control of the mobility division to sony and hence all future devices will be known as “Sony Mobiles” and not “Sony Ericsson”. Ericsson currently roughly $1.3 to $1.7 billion worth of mobile technology patents are the main reason for the partnership buyout.
[Wall Street Journal]
The Xperia Ray is yet to start shipping despite several websites claim to have it in stock. The device is a unique breed of Android candybar phone, which is not only slim but excellent to hold in the hand.
Tech SpecsNetwork GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 Price 18,889/– INR Frequency Quad Band Phone Style
Keyboard 12 keys and qwertyOS Android 2.3.4 Thickness 9.4 mm Length 111.0 mm Width 53 mm Weight
100gBuilt-in Memory Up to 300MB Additional Memory microSD up to 32GB High-speed Data GPRS, HSDPA Connectivity 3.5 mm audio jack,Bluetooth™ technology,WiFi Screen Size 3.3 inches, 854 x 480 pixels [...]
Sony Ericsson has handed its support to the FreeXperia dev team, which is dedicated to bringing CyanogenMod 7.1 .The company has donated 20 phones to the cause, realizing that “not all Android phones are alike”.
Even though Sony Ericsson do not promote the unlocking of the bootloader and developing Android software on the Xperia devices, They certainly allow you to do it and also give you a step by step.
[Sony Ericsson Developer World]
Sony Ericsson has launched an upgraded version of the Xperia Arc, dubbed the “ARC S”, with a host of upped specifications.
1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 processor 8.1 megapixel camera Exmor R sensor 3D sweep panorama 4.2-inch Reality Display that we’ve seen in the original Arc SE India confirms the device will hit India in November around the 28k price mark [toggle title_open=”Press Release Collapse” title_closed=”Press Release” hide=”no” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” [...]
Sony Ericsson has announced that it will start pushing upgrades for its Xperia line and start moving them on to Gingerbread in October. In this Upgrade users getOEM enhancements Facebook integration 3D sweep panorama technology 3DTV viewing Native screen capture function Google Talk with Video Chat The upcoming Sony Ericsson Neo V will be the first phone with these upgrades with the rest to follow suit [toggle title_open=”Collapse” title_closed=”Read the Press Release” hide=”yes” border=”yes” style=”default” excerpt_length=”0″ read_more_text=”Read More” [...]