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Sony Xperia Play finally gets Ice Cream Sandwich Beta

By on April 3rd, 2012
Sony Xperia Play finally gets Ice Cream Sandwich Beta

Sony’s Xperia Play has had a tough time since it was first launched at last year’s Mobile World Congress. Not only has it failed to capture the imagination of both gamers and casual phone users, but it’s also been deprived of Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich update until now. The reason for this was that some […]

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Sony Xperia Xperia Ray to get Ice Cream Sandwich ‘mid April’

By on April 2nd, 2012
Sony Xperia Xperia Ray to get Ice Cream Sandwich ‘mid April’

Sony has announced that it’ll begin upgrading Xperia devices to Ice Cream Sandwich in the next few weeks. According to the newly-renamed manufacturer, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray, Xperia Arc S and Xperia Neo V will be the first three handsets to receive the update, with Android 4.0 expected to arrive on the phones in […]

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Sony Ericsson Windows Phone spotted on eBay

By on March 9th, 2012
Sony Ericsson Windows Phone spotted on eBay

Sony Ericsson‘s mooted Windows Phone has been spotted up for sale on auction site eBay, suggesting it’ll never see an official release. The handset, which cropped up in multiple leaks as the Sony Ericsson Julie, was believed to be the firm’s first leap into the Windows Phone market. However, with a prototype now being sold […]

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Sony’s Ericsson buyout complete, renames as Sony Mobile Communications

By on February 16th, 2012
Sony’s Ericsson buyout complete, renames as Sony Mobile Communications

Sony‘s high-profile acquisition of Ericsson’s stake in Sony Ericsson is complete, it has been confirmed, which has seen the firm renamed as Sony Mobile Communications. Sony’s Ericsson buyout was announced back in October, and saw the firm acquiring Ericsson’s 50 percent stake in Sony Ericsson for of €1.05 billion (916 million). This deal will see Sony manufacturing its own-branded Android […]

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Playstation Certification comes to HTC in 2012

By on February 15th, 2012
Playstation Certification comes to HTC in 2012

HTC will become the first third party manufacturer to take up Sony‘s Playstation Suite and certification program – so your mate with the Xperia Play can take that smug look off their face! Certified phones have access to a library of Playstation content including games and HD movies.  Eventually most of the PSONE back catalogue […]

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Active Billabong edition announced

By on February 3rd, 2012
Sony Ericsson Xperia Active Billabong edition announced

Sony Ericsson has announced a partnered with Billabong for a special edition Xperia Active, designed especially for “extreme sports enthusiasts”. Although it sports a new surf-inspired casing, the Xperia Active Billabong edition boasts identical specs to its darker-hued sibling. This means you’ll find the same 3-inch capacitive touchscreen, Android 2.3 software and 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, […]

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Sony Xperia phones to get Ice Cream Sandwich in spring

By on January 26th, 2012
Sony Xperia phones to get Ice Cream Sandwich in spring

Following SoMobile’s exclusive revelation that all 2011 Xperia phones will be upgraded to Android 4.0, Sony has announced that the the update will be landing in spring. Speaking to The Verge, the Japanese manufacturer let-slip that Ice Cream Sandwich is currently being tested on Xperia handsets, and is on track for a spring 2012 release. […]

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Sony Ericsson reports €247 million loss in Q4

By on January 19th, 2012
Sony Ericsson reports €247 million loss in Q4

Sony Ericsson has announced a €247 million pre-tax loss for Q4 2011, despite Reuter’s forecast for a €41.7 million profit. Sony blames tough competition an “unfavourable global economic situation” for its unexpected loss, as well as certain component shortages following flooding in Thailand in late October and early November 2011. Still, that’s not to say its all bad news for […]

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