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Sony announces QX1 E-series Lens Mount and QX30 Zoom Lens camera

Sony announces QX1 E-series Lens Mount and QX30 Zoom Lens camera

Sony has announced a followup to the QX lens-style cameras from 2013 that looked to add DSLR-esque high-resolution photography to any smartphone. This year at IFA 2014, they’ve come up with the QX1, a lens mount sporting a 20.1 megapixel APS-C image sensor, an E-series mounting bracket, a flash module and all the other things you need to take and store photos and the QX30, a proper successor to last year’s QX10. As with the QX10 and QX100, both rely on a wireless connection to your smartphone and again use the Sony PlayMemories App for control and shooting. This new[Read More...]

by 1:01 PM on September 7, 2014 3 comments Accessories, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact coming to Australia later this year

Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact coming to Australia later this year

Tonights announcement of the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact showed off a pair of devices which are both stylish and have some great features like IP65/68 water and dust resistance, as well as PS4 remote play. The good news is that the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact will be arriving in Australia later this year. The Xperia Z3 will arrive on all four national carriers – Telstra, Optus, Vodafone Australia and Virgin Mobile. The Xperia Z3 Compact however appears to only be going to Telstra and Optus, but that may change with Sony Australia advising that these two are[Read More...]

by 4:08 AM on September 4, 2014 6 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Sony announces the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact & Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Flagship devices at IFA

Sony announces the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact & Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact Flagship devices at IFA

Sony have certainly come out fighting with their announcements at IFA, looking to showcase a their products to try and take on the might of Samsung with their new range of flagship devices, the Xperia Z3, the Xperia Z3 Compact and the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. All 3 Xperia Z3 devices continue the design heritage of the Xperia Z line, however they’re evolutions of those designs, showing a much more refined look and certainly look quite beautiful. As well as being beautiful, the Xperia Z3 tablet and phone range are also durable. The Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet[Read More...]

by 2:41 AM on September 4, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Tablets
Sony announces the mid-range Xperia E3 at IFA

Sony announces the mid-range Xperia E3 at IFA

Following hot on the heels of their wearables announcement, and their new smartphones and tablet flagships, Sony have announced a follow-up to their E series of smartphones for the mid-range market with the Xperia E3. The E3, has been placed in the entry to mid-range level of smartphones, and with the E3 gets an update in design and specs. It’s quite a good looking device, which is both slim and lightweight, which Sony think will allow for easy use with just one hand. It’s not top of the line, but includes a decent array of specs: 4.5-inch IPS LCD Display[Read More...]

by 2:15 AM on September 4, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Phones
Sony announces the SmartBand Talk and the Android Wear powered SmartWatch 3

Sony announces the SmartBand Talk and the Android Wear powered SmartWatch 3

Tonight, at IFA in Berlin, Sony has begun their raft of announcements by concentrating on the hot topic of the tech industry – wearables. As rumoured, Sony launched an updated SmartBand called the SmartBand Talk, as well as their first Android Wear watch the SmartWatch 3. Both the SmartBand Talk and SmartWatch 3 will both connect with the Sony Lifelog app, which logs all aspects of your life, giving you a complete journal of your digital life. SmartBand Talk The Sony SmartBand Talk will see a vast update from the original device, incorporating curved 1.4″ e-paper display, as well as[Read More...]

by 1:29 AM on September 4, 2014 4 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer
Further Sony Xperia Z3 Compact photos appear

Further Sony Xperia Z3 Compact photos appear

Following our exclusive yesterday on the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact photos making an appearance, and after we’ve seen some leaky news this morning about the bigger brother the Xperia Z3, we’ve received a couple more photos of the Xperia Z3 Compact that we’d like to share with you. Presented below are all the photos we have, including some shots from different angles that might give you a little more of an impression on this impressive little device: We’re all hoping for a launch confirmation and announcement very soon now, so when/if we get one, we’ll be covering it here with[Read More...]

by 1:22 PM on September 3, 2014 3 comments Exclusive, News, Phones
Good Deal: Get a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact for $386 with JB Hi-Fi Instant Deals

Good Deal: Get a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact for $386 with JB Hi-Fi Instant Deals

If you’ve been looking for a pint-sized powerhouse phone, JB Hi-Fi has a deal for you. They’re offering Sony‘s Xperia Z1 Compact in pink or white at a $200 markdown on an “Instant Deal”. To be eligible for the special price, you need to subscribe to their Instant Deals mailing list. and you’ll soon receive an email with a unique single-use bar-code voucher. Take that voucher to a store, and you’ll be able to get the deal. The Z1 compact’s specs were pretty impressive at the time, and even more when it’s under $400: 4.3 inch, 720p display (342 ppi)[Read More...]

by 1:03 PM on September 3, 2014 25 comments Deal
Sony Xperia Z3 specs leak

Sony Xperia Z3 specs leak

Following hot on the heels of the Xperia Z3 Compact leak we published yesterday, it looks like the bigger brother, the Sony Xperia Z3, is making an appearance by showing off its specs as well as a few leaked photos from (presumably) a product information session: The specifications, according to the leaked pictures, are as follows: Display 5.2” 1080p FHD IPS display sRBG 130% TRILUMINOS Display, X-Reality for mobile 600cd brightness Camera and video 4K video capture and output 1/2.3” 20MP Exmor RS ISO: 12800 photo / 3200 video 2MP Exmor R front camera Audio Stereo Speakers Digital Noise Cancelling[Read More...]

by 7:39 AM on September 3, 2014 5 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact photos appear and look spectacular (update: some specs revealed)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact photos appear and look spectacular (update: some specs revealed)

As IFA is just around the corner, we’re seeing increased chatter about what’s to be announced. It seems that we can firmly remove Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact from the rumour file, though, and move it firmly across to fact. Ausdroid has obtained access to press shots of the Z3 Compact, shown here for your enjoyment: The press photos don’t confirm any specs, so at the moment we’re stuck with what’s been rumoured from earlier leaks; a 4.5″ display running at 720p, a 2.5 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of on-board RAM. As Sony is well known for its optics, the[Read More...]

by 8:35 AM on September 2, 2014 31 comments Exclusive, News, Phones
Rumour: Sony Smartwatch 3 running Android Wear and new Smartband coming at IFA as well

Rumour: Sony Smartwatch 3 running Android Wear and new Smartband coming at IFA as well

When Android Wear launched back in March, the platform initially saw a number of OEMs – Asus, Samsung, HTC, LG and Motorola – announce they would be providing hardware for the platform. But not all Open Handset Alliance members jumped on boardm, Sony announced soon after that they would continue to concentrate on their own Smartwatch platform rather than going with Android Wear, but that is about to change with the Smartwatch 3 if rumours are to be believed. The new Sony Smartwatch 3, which Sony teased last week, is expected to be launched this week at IFA with a[Read More...]

by 8:22 AM on September 1, 2014 7 comments Android Wear, Rumours
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