Details have leaked about Sony Ericsson's new "super phone", and the specs sound impressive. But given the track record, can an Xperia ever actually be a phone that really matters?
Sony-only phones are coming back as predicted. The Japanese electronics giant has announced that it will acquire Ericsson's share of Sony Ericsson partnership, bringing it into the Sony 'platform of network-connected' products.
Amid the numbers and percentages in Sony Ericsson's Q3 financial data is a quote from CEO Bert Nordberg, in which he says the company will move "the entire portfolio to smartphones" by 2012. That K600i update isn't happening, folks.
Smugglers in China will go to great lengths to get their contraband like mobile phones into and out of the country. In the past, they've used housewives and even crossbows and pulleys. This latest operation used gas cylinders.
Sony Ericsson used to be a hugely popular phone maker with some interesting handset designs—sort of like Motorola. But unlike Motorola, it sat and did nothing while Apple created the smartphone frenzy. Perhaps that was a mistake!
Phone sizes keep creeping up, to the point where I worry using a 10.1-inch tablet will soon become the norm. If rumors are correct, Sony Ericsson's thinking big with their first glasses-free 3D phone—a possible PlayStation phone, perhaps?
When Apple, Microsoft, Google and others started bidding on a treasure trove of Nortel wireless patents this past week, the search giant from California made a series of, well, unconventional bids that had observers mystified.
They've actually partnered with NXP, which is the same chip-maker that put the NFC support into the Nexus S phone. Get ready to be disappointed by how few places let you pay via NFC, nerds. [GigaOm]
Amazon's having another one of its mondo smartphone sales, this time featuring seven discounted Verizon handsets. But the deal that's going to tempt you is the Xperia Play, which is basically free with a two-year contract.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini and Xperia Mini Pro take off right where the X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro did before them, as in they're super tiny Android phones that pack a little bit o' punch. Both have 3-inch 320 x 480 screens, 1 GHz processors, 5-megapixel cameras and run Android 2.3 Gingerbread. SE did a little dizzy…
From March, you'll be able to pick up the latest PSP. Sorry, did I say PSP? I meant Xperia Play phone—but really, it's hard to tell the difference. True, it's running Android, but at the very core of the phone is a gaming titan begging you to play it. And play I did.
Gaming phones! Bigger tablets! Galaxy S reboots and a sneaky, perfectly-timed mini iPhone rumor to throw water on the whole thing! Today was a day of mobile/tablet news, dear readers, and it's all here.
That weird blog dedicated to busting open the Sony Ericsson Neo is still delivering the goods, with a new series of videos showing the unannounced Android phone's camera abilities. There's a handful of clips recorded with the phone, some still picture samples and a quick look at Sony Ericsson's reworked user interface.
Pop quiz: Which of these logos belongs to Sony Ericsson and which belongs to Clearwire? If you don't know the answer, then you've justified the federal trademark lawsuit Sony Ericsson just filed.
Oh, hello there, PlayStation Phone! Here's the clearest video yet of Sony's mobile gaming messiah living out its main purpose: playing Biohazard 2 and Rage Racer. Get some.