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Sony ramps up the teasers for their IFA 2014 announcements

Sony ramps up the teasers for their IFA 2014 announcements

With IFA 2014 set to start next week, the teasers are coming thick and fast, most of the OEMs are due to make their announcements prior to the actual start of the conference which begins on the 5th of September. We’ve seen teasers from a number of companies for IFA, but today it’s Sony’s turn, with the company releasing a video promo for their September 3 announcement. The video is titled The time to ‘Demand Great is coming #XperiaDetails’ and you’ll find the video features many ‘3’ references, obviously teasing their Xperia Z3 line of devices, which this year will[Read More...]

by 8:39 AM on August 29, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer
Shipments of wearable devices have soared in the last year

Shipments of wearable devices have soared in the last year

Canalys has reported that shipments of smart wearable devices have soared by 640% in the last year, in part thanks to our new obsession with this new category of devices. The report, which shows that Fitbit and Jawbone are clearly leading the pack in the health and lifestyle category, states that Samsung has become the worldwide leader in the smart wearable band market in the first half of 2014 with the release of the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit helping them to cement their position. The report also notes that Samsung released its fifth smart wearable in[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on August 27, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Smartwatch
Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and SmartWatch 3 teased by Sony

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and SmartWatch 3 teased by Sony

Sony is one of a number of manufacturers planning announcements for IFA, we were already expecting the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, and had seen inklings of a Z3 tablet compact, but it seems there may be a Sony SmartWatch 3 as well according to the teaser on the Sony Facebook page. The teaser comes as a part of a promo for the ‘SmartBand Summer School’ on the Sony Xperia Hub Facebook page, showing a new watch with slightly different design to the SmartWatch 2. It also shows quite a nice looking compact tablet. We’re almost positive that the[Read More...]

by 10:19 AM on August 25, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Smartwatch, Tablets
Sony announce the Xperia M2 Aqua – a midrange waterproof phone

Sony announce the Xperia M2 Aqua – a midrange waterproof phone

Sony has been a market leader in bringing ‘life-proof’ phones to the world. They were among the first companies to bring waterproof phones to market with their higher-end devices and now they’re bringing that ability to the mid-range market, announcing the Sony Xperia M2 Aqua. The Xperia M2 Aqua will be available in two colour choices – Black and White – and comes with some respectable, if not mind blowing hardware. With a 4.8″ qHD (960×540) display, 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 processor, 8MP Exmor RS sensor Camera and 2300mAh battery, the phone isn’t high end, but with LTE included[Read More...]

by 7:22 AM on August 23, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Sony Xperia Z3 specs revealed and shown off in new pics while being certified

Sony Xperia Z3 specs revealed and shown off in new pics while being certified

The Sony Xperia Z3 is expected to be launched in the next couple of weeks in Berlin at the IFA trade show in September. So, it’s no surprise that Sony is busily running the phone through various regulators making sure it’s certified for use in the markets it will release in. The telecommunications equipment certification center in China, more commonly known as Tenaa, currently has a Z3 and has listed the device with photos, as well as the specs, which mirror earlier leaks. The phone will come with a Snapdragon 801 processor, come with 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage[Read More...]

by 11:35 AM on August 22, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Sony looking to expand their ‘Compact’ brand to tablets

Sony looking to expand their ‘Compact’ brand to tablets

With the upcoming IFA tech conference in Berlin looming in just a couple of weeks, the leaks will be coming thick and fast. The latest leak from Sony – who are apparently set to announce an Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact at the show – is that they are looking to expand the Compact branding to their Xperia tablets, with an Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. The leak comes courtesy of Sony themselves, in the form of support documentation for the Sony BSC10 Bluetooth speaker with charging dock. The support documentation for the dock includes a list of supported devices, which[Read More...]

by 10:23 AM on August 19, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
Support For Sony Playstation Mobile For Android To Be Ceased

Support For Sony Playstation Mobile For Android To Be Ceased

Sony have had limited success with their Playstation for Android platform. To many of us who have tried it is of no surprise that they have announced that they will no longer be supporting the Android side of Playstation Mobile. It will continue to run on supported devices running 4.4.2 and older. The reason for the change is that Sony say they cannot guarantee that the games will play correctly or the users will even have access to the store. This means that all phones gaining upgrades to 4.4.3 and newer versions of Android will lose their access to the[Read More...]

by 9:47 AM on August 7, 2014 1 comment News
Ausdroid Podcast 119 – Special guest, @evleaks

Ausdroid Podcast 119 – Special guest, @evleaks

Welcome to episode 119 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week’s podcast was graced with the presence of an extra voice, coming to us from the USA – Evan Blass, perhaps better known as @evleaks to the Internet at large. We managed to get past the language barrier and found we could all understand each other pretty well, then spent a while talking with Evan about his work and some rumoured upcoming devices. It seems that Samsung and Sony have new phones coming, and Motorola might have a NEXS device coming (hopefully you’ll all see what I did there). Evan suffers[Read More...]

by 11:48 AM on August 2, 2014 1 comment Podcast
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact shows up for Mr Blurrycam

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact shows up for Mr Blurrycam

After launching the Xperia Z1 Compact to the approval of many in the tech community, Sony strangely did not follow up with an Xperia Z2 Compact, but fans of phones with flagship specs in a smaller chasis can rest easy, because it appears the Xperia Z3 Compact is readying for a launch at the same time as the full Xperia Z3. Pics of the phone have again shown up to show off for the cameras. We’ve seen the front panel for the phone previously, and also some purported specs, which had the phone coming with a 4.5″ 720P display, 2.5GHz[Read More...]

by 8:46 AM on July 31, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Rumours
Xperia Z3 manufacturing is ramping up, indicates impending announcement

Xperia Z3 manufacturing is ramping up, indicates impending announcement

The Sony Xperia Z3 has been just about leaked everywhere, but we like the looks of the upcoming Sony device, so why not check out the manufacturing process? That’s what’s happening in this latest round of photos showing the phone in different stages of assembly, with a factory worker showing off the innards and outers of the handset. The leak shows off the phone in a gloss white, although we have also seen the phone in black in previous leaks. The question now, is whether the phone will be joined by the Purple or by the mint colour that Sony[Read More...]

by 9:35 AM on July 29, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Sony Xperia Z3 shows off for the cameras again

Sony Xperia Z3 shows off for the cameras again

The upcoming Sony Xperia Z3 appears to be wanting to compete with the big boys when it comes to leaks, showing up multiple times in leaked photos, and it’s done it again. Excellent source of leaks, Evan Blass has sourced some pictures of the phone, this time without the blurry-cam that seems to have affected previous shots. There’s two pictures, the one below which shows the rear of the phone, which seems to be going with Glass as the material on the rear again as well as the 20.7MP camera lens up the top right. The picture also shows the[Read More...]

by 8:49 AM on July 25, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Sony Xperia Z3 takes a leak

Sony Xperia Z3 takes a leak

The rumoured update to the Sony Xperia Z line has received a bit more information today, with leaks published overnight by Evan Blass, of @evleaks: Sony Xperia Z3 (D6653): SD801 (2.4GHz x4), Adreno 330, 5.15" @ 1080p, 3GB/16GB, … – http://t.co/rR4bxzYKsn — @evleaks (@evleaks) July 23, 2014 These specs really aren’t much different to what’s in the existing product on-market, the Xperia Z2. So, what else do we know about the Xperia Z3? In truth? Not much. We know that it’s coming, and we know it’s likely specs, and it’ll likely be similar in format to the Xperia Z2 —[Read More...]

by 7:53 AM on July 24, 2014 3 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Harvey Norman now offering the Sony Xperia M2 for $363

Harvey Norman now offering the Sony Xperia M2 for $363

If you’re in the market for a mid range smartphone that won’t break the bank and offer some decent specs for your dollar, then Harvey Norman may have the smartphone you desire. Harvey Norman are offering Sony’s newest mid-range smartphone, the Xperia M2 for $363 (+ Postage & Handling). Sony announced the Xperia M2 during MWC in Barcelona earlier this year, with the company stating that the Xperia M2 would be available from April locally through major telco’s and retailers, now July it’s taken a while, but it’s now here. While the Xperia M isn’t aiming to offer flagship, top[Read More...]

by 10:19 AM on July 22, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones