Posted by dnovak on October 2, 2012 ·
Sony and AT&T unveiled the Xperia TL smartphone, an Android device featuring a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and a 4.6-inch 720p HD display. Additionally, the Xperia TL sports a 13-megapixel rear camera capable of recording full 1080p video, 4G LTE, Ice Cream Sandwich, NFC, and MHL. The device will also come pre-loaded with exclusive content such as wallpapers and ringtones [...]
Posted by dnovak on October 1, 2012 ·
According to Sony, regardless of the company’s highly anticipated PlayStation 4 (code-named “Orbis”) launch, Sony will still support the PS3 for at least three more years. Apparently, Sony is going to continue supporting the PS3 for as long as there is a development interest still in existence. Sony reports that there are a lot of great games coming. Same thing with PS2.
Posted by dnovak on September 21, 2012 ·
Sony announced its first head-mounted 3D visor last fall, and announced the HMZ-T2 followup recently at IFA 2012. Now in Japan it has revealed few more details about the changes it’s made this time around as well as a release date and pricing. Scheduled to hit shelves on October 13th, the HMZ-T2 features all the upgrades, which were rumored– lighter total weight, redesigned [...]
Posted by dnovak on September 19, 2012 ·
While we’re still waiting word on the PlayStation 4, Sony has announced a revision of its PlayStation 3 console. The company announced that its new CECH-4000 model, scheduled to release this fall, will be 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the previous model and will also ditch the slot-loading optical drive in favor of a disc-tray that slides open sideways.
The new PS3 will be available [...]
Posted by dnovak on September 17, 2012 ·
Sony just revealed an augmented reality book experience called Wonderbook. The concept combines the motion sensing capabilities of thePlayStation Move with a specially designed augmented reality book to create an immersive and interactive digital book experience. Sony announced on its PlayStation Blog that the first Wonderbook will be J.K. Rowling’s Book of Spells. The digital book/game [...]
Posted by dnovak on September 14, 2012 ·
Sony just announced the Meb Keflezighi Edition Walkman W Series. A special edition orange hue pays tribute to the third-time Olympic marathoner’s device and, like the other players in the line, it features a water resistant design, a quick-charge mode and an eight hour battery life when fully charged. Twenty-four minutes of audio coaching by Meb himself are preloaded into the player’s [...]
Posted by dnovak on September 1, 2012 ·
Photos of Sony’s Xperia J mid-range smartphone have started to trickle out on Taiwanese site ePrice, and so far the new Xperia device looks pretty similar to the Sony Xperia smartphones. The key difference is that the Xperia J seems to have more curved edges around its outer frame, making it somewhat more stylish than previous models that were simply flat slabs.
Spec-wise, the Xperia [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 22, 2012 ·
Sony is planning to introduce an 80-inch flagship XBR LED TV. It will be the largest XBR TV Sony has ever offered, and it will include a 4K-resolution display. The estimated retail price of Sony’s 80-inch XBR will be around a whopping $30,000, and we could see an introduction as soon as this coming holiday season. We’ll have more information on Sony’s 4K when it’s available.
Posted by dnovak on August 16, 2012 ·
Sony’s just announced a new color for its Xperia S, “Dark Silver”. It actually looks more grey than silver, but in any event, the above photo really shows off the Xperia S in this dazzling new hue.
There are no changes to anything but the plastic here, so you’ll still be getting the same Ice Cream Sandwich device with an impressive display. No word on when Sony [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 15, 2012 ·
Sony’s decided to out details on PlayStation Mobile, it’s upcoming cross-platform gaming service. It will connect to your own PSN ID, linking into its software store, which will provide a plethora of portable experiences. Sony’s also announced that ASUS and Wikipad hardware will join the line-up. We can already recognize a handful of Xperia phones alongside the Tablet S [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 12, 2012 ·
Sony apparently has a new Xperia Tablet in the works, ready for release at this month’s IFA 2012 show in Berlin, that is if the latest string of leaked photos turn out to be the real deal.
The photos show a similar wedge shape design as first seen on the original Xperia Tablet S, or as Sony would describe it a “folded magazine page”.
Confirming the Xperia branding, the tablet [...]
Posted by dnovak on June 7, 2012 ·
Sony’s new HDR-GW77V Handycam ably dispels the notion that waterproof camcorders produce subpar quality video. Instead, the powerful 20.4 megapixel pocket camcorder positions itself as a rugged camera you can take anywhere. Sony’s clever design includes waterproofing for up to 16 submerged feet, dustproof housing, and shock absorption sturdy enough to withstand a five-foot high fall.
The HDR-GW77V [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 25, 2012 ·
Skype makes more inroads into mobile devices with the addition of Skype video calling capabilities integrated into Sony’s PS Vita. The Microsoft-owned Skype is available to download for free on the Sony-made PlayStation Vita, and it’s capable of video calls right out of the box. The app looks very capable, and while the Windows Phone version is unable to run in the [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 3, 2012 ·
Sony says they have plans to launch its next-generation PlayStation video game console in front of Microsoft’s next Xbox. Microsoft’s next Xbox console, which could be an ARM-based unit supposedly called “Xbox lite”, has been rumored to hit by Christmas of 2013. According to reports, however, Sony plans to launch its PlayStation 4 console before Microsoft’s next Xbox [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 26, 2012 ·
Adventurers wishing to record their outings on video now have another camcorder at their disposal, the Sony’s Bloggie Sport HD. It’s a ruggedized version of the company’s existing Bloggie camera, which includes a 2.7-inch touchscreen display.
The Sport model records 1080p video, and can also capture 5.1-megapixel stills, even while shooting video. It has a dust-proof casing, [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 23, 2012 ·
Sony confirmed that an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is soon headed to the Tablet S and Tablet P. The devices will receive an Android 4.0.3 update next month, however it is sketch whether this is only for the Japanese market. After all, the announcement was made by the Japanese division of the giant.
Along with Google’s latest operating system, the update will also expand [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 17, 2012 ·
Sony Mobile just released a video showing their new floating touch screen technology on the SM Sola smartphone. The new technology allows you to hover over the screen to move a virtual mouse pointer around, and when links are highlighted, you can then tap the screen to click on it.
The new technology allows you to interact with your smartphone up to 20mm away from the screen.
Posted by David on January 31, 2012 ·
Sony Cybershot TX-200V
Sony’s newest point and shoot camera, the TX-200V, is not only as durable as they come, but also sports a stunning design. It was announced along with two new W series shooters, the DSC-WX70 and DSC-WX50, this week.
This mini beauty, the TX-200V, kicks it in high gear with a massive 18 megapixel sensor, the biggest to date in the point and shoot marketplace. [...]
Posted by David on January 23, 2012 ·
After CES, Sony is still coming out with new announcements. The latest up is a spring refresh for its line of VAIO laptops. The Z series now sports a Carbon Fiber Silver option, and have LTE 4G radios as customizable options. The laptops also now feature the latest Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, and RAID solid state drives. Prices start at $1949.99 for the new Z series.
The S series [...]
Posted by David on January 11, 2012 ·
Sony announced another addition to the company’s Xperia line at the Consumer Electronics Show, the Sony Xperia S. The smartphone features 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch 1280 x 720 display, 1GB of RAM, and a massive 12-megapixel rear camera, complete with Sony’s Exmor R backlit sensor. The Xperia S will be available in both 16GB and 32GB models, though unfortunately Sony has [...]
Posted by David on October 20, 2011 ·
Sony recently debuted its new RDP-X500iP speaker dock for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod. Sporting a wide, tall shape and a front-mounted dock, the RDP-X500iP features Magnetic Fluid Speakers for increased clarity, a built-in subwoofer, dual passive radiators for added bass response, Clear Phase digital signal processing, an auxiliary input, and an included remote control.
This speaker dock [...]
Posted by David on September 20, 2011 ·
Latest Gadget News: Sony’s latest B-series NWZ-B142F Walkman Gives’s Apple Shuffle a Run for its Money
If you’re around my age, 42, then you probably remember that Sony was the name of the game when it came to portable media. Unfortunately for them, about 10 years ago, Apple took over, and the rest is iPod history. However, that hasn’t stopped Sony from [...]
Posted by David on July 7, 2011 ·
Sony is putting a PlayStation Suite of apps on their new S1 Android Honeycomb tablet
A blog posted a hands-on video showing off several features of Sony’s S1 Android Honeycomb tablet.
The S1 was announced in April, alongside the foldable S2, and is set for a fall release.
The S1 will be the first tablet to run Sony’s PlayStation Suite software, an application that provides access [...]
Posted by David on April 4, 2011 ·
Sony’s CEO Sir Howard Stringer let slip some juicy info regarding Apple’s next-generation iPhone 5 during a recent New York speaking event. Apple has been rumored to be looking for a new camera module supplier for some time, and now it looks as though Sony may be the forerunner for the job. Stringer mentioned that Sony’s image sensor facility in Sendai was impacted by the recent catastrophe [...]
Posted by David on March 16, 2011 ·
Sony’s 2011 network connected 2011 Blu-ray player line-up will now ship with VUDU instant movie streaming service built-in. The models include BDP-S280, BDP-S380, BDP-S480, BDP-S580, BDP-S780, BDV-E280, BDV-E580 and BDV-E780W.
VUDU is a subscription free service that provides instant streaming of 1080p movies with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. They claim to have the most extensive [...]
Posted by David on March 12, 2011 ·
According to information posted in NVIDIA’s Tegra Zone Android application, Sony PlayStation games will be making their way onto Tegra-based, Android devices in the not-to-distant future.
“Sony Computer Entertainment is bringing its PlayStation games to NVIDIA Tegra-equipped phones and tablet devices later this year,” proclaims a post within the application. The electronic company will deliver [...]
Posted by David on March 10, 2011 ·
According to IDC (International Data Corporation), a global provider of market intelligence for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets, 10.1 million media tablets were shipped in the fourth quarter of 2010 – more than double the 4.5 million shipped in the third quarter. Apple’s share came down from 93% in the third quarter to 73% in the fourth, [...]
Posted by David on February 16, 2011 ·
Sony just announced some official specs for their already famous Xperia Play Playstation Phone. It looks like the handset will be available this Spring from Verizon Wireless for a yet to be announced price.
Driven by a 1 GHz Scorpion ARMv7 and backed by a built-in Andreno 205 GPU, The Xperia Play should make for some solid game play. It measures 119 x 62 x 16 mm and weighs 175 grams. The [...]
Posted by David on January 31, 2011 ·
Sony NGP Handheld
—The new Sony NGP has multiple touchpads, four times the resolution and dual analog sticks, a quad-core Cortex-A9 processor and, on top of that, a quad-core Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX543MP4+ GPU.
It’s nicknamed the PSP3, and won’t be available until the holiday season, but the NGP has already been dubbed the super-phone of this year, and we are biting [...]
Posted by David on January 13, 2011 ·
Sony 3D OLED Glasses
—The new Sony 3D OLED Glasses has two OLED screens and a total resolution of 1280×720. There’s also room for both HD and 3D with these babies, and they also come with simulated 5.1 surround sound and connection to most gaming and media devices through HDMI.
The new Sony 3D OLED Glasses has two OLED screens and a total resolution of 1280×720
Just a prototype for now, [...]