No Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Sony Xperia Arc S, Ray, Neo V and the other 2011 Xperias
Jul27

No Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Sony Xperia Arc S, Ray, Neo V and the other 2011 Xperias

It looks like none of the Xperia handsets introduced last year (when they came out under the Sony Ericsson brand) will be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. John Cooper, Sony Mobile UK’s Product Manager, has taken the time to respond to some questions that came from users on Facebook. Regarding Jelly Bean updates, he specifically said that the Xperia Arc S and Xperia Mini Pro would remain running Android 4.0 ICS. And since the Arc S...

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Unlocked Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S can now be grabbed for just $261.99
Jun20

Unlocked Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S can now be grabbed for just $261.99

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is a flagship Android smartphone from a few months ago. And while it doesn’t have a multicore processor, it’s still plenty capable even in this day and age. Plus, it comes with a neat camera and a unique shape. So if you’d like to get this device for an excellent price, listen up. Buy.com is now offering it for just $261.99, unlocked. That’s right, no need for any long-term...

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play won’t be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich after all
May25

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play won’t be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich after all

Sony has put out yet another progress report detailing its roadmap for updates to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. And while most news is good (or at least not bad), if you own a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, the following won’t make you happy at all. This is what Sony had to say about the aforementioned game-focused Android smartphone and its ICS update: “We have concluded that a consistent and stable experience, particularly...

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AT&T offers Sony Tablet P bundled with Sony Ericsson Xperia Play for $299.99
Mar10

AT&T offers Sony Tablet P bundled with Sony Ericsson Xperia Play for $299.99

If you’d like to get both a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and a Sony Tablet P, and would like to purchase both from AT&T with contract… well here’s a special offer tailored specifically to you (if you really exist, that is – I have my doubts). The carrier has started selling the two devices bundled together. Buying them in this way will allow you to save about $100, which isn’t bad, but is not great...

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Sony Ericsson officially is no more, hello Sony
Feb16

Sony Ericsson officially is no more, hello Sony

After many rumors saying that it would happen (spread over a couple of years, no less), last year in October Sony officially announced that it would be buying Ericsson’s stake in Sony Ericsson, the joint-venture established ten years earlier. But these things won’t actually happen with just the agreement between the parties involved. They have to be approved too. And today Sony has gathered all the necessary approvals from...

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HTC PlayStation certified devices coming in 2012
Feb14

HTC PlayStation certified devices coming in 2012

HTC will be the first third party manufacturer to launch PlayStation Certified devices, Pocket-Lint reports. Sony opened the certification initiative over a year ago when it announced PlayStation Vita. But until now, none of the the other smartphone makers were interested. PlayStation Certified smartphones and tablets have the ability to download and run PSOne and other Sony developed content, even when they lack physical keys of a...

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Sony (Ericsson) launches the Xperia Active Billabong Edition
Feb03

Sony (Ericsson) launches the Xperia Active Billabong Edition

Available around the world since October 2011, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Active now has a special edition, launched by SE in collaboration with Billabong – an Australian brand which “promotes an authentic lifestyle and the true values of core boardsports (surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding and wakeboarding).” The new handset, called Xperia Active Billabong Edition, comes with an exclusive back cover, Billabong screensavers and...

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Sony Ericsson announces 2011 results. 6 million Xperia smartphones sold in Q4 2011
Jan19

Sony Ericsson announces 2011 results. 6 million Xperia smartphones sold in Q4 2011

Sony Ericsson has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2011 and full year 2011 – the last ones before the Ericsson brand disappears from its name (following Sony’s acquisition of Ericsson’s share in the joint venture). The results are far from being great. The company posted a €207 million loss for Q4 2011, and a €247 loss for full year 2011. 9 million SE handsets have been sold in Q4, and a total of 34.4 million...

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Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman launched in India
Jan18

Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman launched in India

Although Sony Ericsson is now just Sony, there are still Sony Ericsson-branded smartphones that are being launched around the world. Take the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman, for example, which was just released in India. Priced at 14,549 INR (about $288), the SE Live with Walkman comes with a 3.2 inch HVGA scratch-resistant display, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, dedicated Walkman button, Sony xLOUD technology, 5MP rear camera with 720p video...

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Sony Xperia S coming to Orange UK, Vodafone has no plans to offer it
Jan11

Sony Xperia S coming to Orange UK, Vodafone has no plans to offer it

Yesterday, O2 and Three UK have confirmed that they would launch the new Sony Xperia S. And today it was Orange’s turn to do the same. Unfortunately, Orange didn’t say when exactly its Xperia S would be available – it will probably happen in the next few months anyway. Alongside AT&T’s Xperia Ion, the Xperia S is the first smartphone to come under the Sony brand (following the company’s acquisition of Ericsson’s share in the Sony...

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