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Sony Xperia Z1S cases point to November 26 launch

Sony Xperia Z1S cases point to November 26 launch

13 November, 2013 | comments (22)

It's getting popular for case-makers to leak info on phones – Kolay is the latest to join the trend, putting a bunch of cases for the Sony Xperia Z1S up for pre-order. The Z1S, as you probably know, is yet to be officially unveiled. Earlier...

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Sony Xperia Z1S camera sample leaks

Sony Xperia Z1S camera sample leaks

12 November, 2013 | comments (32)

There were more than a few hearts a-flutter yesterday as a phantom listing of a device branded as the Xperia Z1S made an appearance on Sony's website only to be taken down shortly after that. This made many people bet the house on an official...

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Sony Xperia Z1S shows up briefly on Sony's site

Sony Xperia Z1S shows up briefly on Sony's site

11 November, 2013 | comments (41)

The Sony Xperia Z1S, aka Xperia Z1 mini, leaks started as soon as it became clear that the Xperia Z1 f will be exclusive to Japan. Now the Xperia Z1S has cropped up on an official Sony site in another country, which lends support to the rumors of an...

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Sony reveals its Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade plans

Sony reveals its Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade plans

07 November, 2013 | comments (218)

Google officially announced the 4.4 KitKat a couple of days and today, Sony has revealed its Android upgrade roadmap. In an official blog post, the Japanese manufacturer has also announced its plans with the 4.3 Jelly Bean roll out. As promised,...

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Sony loses money in Q2, smartphone sales improving

Sony loses money in Q2, smartphone sales improving

31 October, 2013 | comments (54)

Sony has been inching its way back to its former glory, but its return to profitability hit a snag in the quarter that ended this September. The company posted a loss of $197 million from a small profit the previous quarter. The good news is...

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Sony Xperia L now getting Android 4.2.2

Sony Xperia L now getting Android 4.2.2

29 October, 2013 | comments (266)

Sony has started seeding Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for the Xperia L smartphone. The update is available through the PC Companion and weighs about 700MB. In addition to bringing your Android version to 4.2.2, the update packs several tweaks to...

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Sony Xperia Z1S (aka Z1 mini) spotted in the wild [UPDATED]

Sony Xperia Z1S (aka Z1 mini) spotted in the wild [UPDATED]

25 October, 2013 | comments (46)

At an exhibition of Sony headphones an interesting, unidentified phone appeared – could it be the Sony Xperia Z1S? If you've missed the rumors, the Z1S is supposed to be the international version of the Xperia Z1 f (also called Z1 mini...

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Sony to unveil the Xperia Z1S on November 12

Sony to unveil the Xperia Z1S on November 12

23 October, 2013 | comments (64)

Sony is rumored to schedule an event for November 12. According to tipster from Chinese social media, the event will be held in Shanghai and will see the launch of the Sony Xperia Z1S as well as a device codenamed Xperia Taichi. An...

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Sony Xperia Z1S press image leaks

Sony Xperia Z1S press image leaks

20 October, 2013 | comments (68)

Popular leak-source evleaks has struck again, delivering a photo of the Sony Xperia Z1S, which is allegedly due for announcement this year. There were no details provided, so it's unclear what exactly the Xperia Z1S will be. The Xperia Z1 went on...

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Sony Xperia Z Android 4.3 update rumored to in November

Sony Xperia Z Android 4.3 update rumored to in November

18 October, 2013 | comments (139)

A word has arrived on the potential availability of the much-awaited Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for the Sony Xperia Z. The latest Android Jelly Bean version will reportedly make it to the device in the last week of November. There is no word on...

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Sony rolling out firmware update for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra

Sony rolling out firmware update for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra

16 October, 2013 | comments (73)

Sony has started rolling out a new firmware update for the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z Ultra. The update makes improvements across the board, from the camera to the display and battery life. On the Xperia Z1 you get an improved camera...

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Sony Xperia Z1 in T-Mobile US livery shows up in a press image

Sony Xperia Z1 in T-Mobile US livery shows up in a press image

11 October, 2013 | comments (34)

A press image of Sony Xperia Z1 with T-Mobile US branding made the rounds on Twitter, courtesy of @evleaks. Sony’s Android flagship will likely join its Xperia Z sibling in the Big Magenta’s lineup in time for the holidays. The press photo...

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NTT DoCoMo unveils extensive roster of phones, Galaxy J in tow

NTT DoCoMo unveils extensive roster of phones, Galaxy J in tow

10 October, 2013 | comments (15)

NTT DoCoMo unveiled a whole roster of new devices for its Winter 2013/Spring 2014 lineup, not just the Xperia Z1 f. Some of those are current devices, though some seem to have differences. Samsung Galaxy J SC-02F The Galaxy J is a Galaxy S4...


Sony launches Xperia Z1 f on NTT Docomo in Japan

Sony launches Xperia Z1 f on NTT Docomo in Japan

10 October, 2013 | comments (151)

Sony has launched the new Xperia Z1 f on NTT Docomo network in Japan. The Z1F is a variant of the company's current flagship - the Xperia Z1 - and brings many of the features in a more compact design. The main difference between the two...

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Sony Xperia Z1 rumored to get Android 4.4 update in November

Sony Xperia Z1 rumored to get Android 4.4 update in November

09 October, 2013 | comments (37)

It seems Sony is already working on the Android 4.4 update for the Xperia Z1 smartphone, according to the latest bit of rumor, the 4.4 update, named KitKat, will be released for the company's flagship device in November 7. It will then eventually be...

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KDDI unveils LG isai, Fujitsu Arrows Z, Sharp Aquos Series

KDDI unveils LG isai, Fujitsu Arrows Z, Sharp Aquos Series

07 October, 2013 | comments (14)

Now that we explored the SoftBank's winter lineup, let's take a look at what its KDDI rival is preparing for the winter season. Two popular models are going to launch on its network in late October - the Snapdragon 800-powered Samsung Galaxy Note...


A couple of new Xperia Z1 mini photos surface

A couple of new Xperia Z1 mini photos surface

07 October, 2013 | comments (76)

More than a week ago, a leaked promo brochure from Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo confirmed the existence of the Sony Xperia Z1 mini (also known as Xperia Z1 f). Today, a couple of new photos of the Z1 mini from the same brochure have...

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Sony aims to become third largest smartphone manufacturer

Sony aims to become third largest smartphone manufacturer

03 October, 2013 | comments (177)

Sony Mobile Communications is planning to take over 20% of the all Android sales and become the world's third largest smartphone manufacturer in the near future. The ambitious target was mentioned by Dennis Van Schie, Sony's head of sales and...

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Official doc confirms Sony Xperia Z1 mini existence, specs

Official doc confirms Sony Xperia Z1 mini existence, specs

30 September, 2013 | comments (109)

Some leaked documentation, allegedly belonging to Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo, is referencing the specs of the local version of the Sony Xperia Z1 (SO-01F) as well as a device dubbed Sony Xperia Z1 f (SO-02F). It's believed that the Z1 f is actually...

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Sony Xperia M dual to go on sale by the end of September

Sony Xperia M dual to go on sale by the end of September

24 September, 2013 | comments (52)

Sony announced the Xperia M and Xperia M dual more than three months ago, but until now only the single SIM version was available on the market. Well, it looks like the wait for the dual-SIM variant, which is yet to make its first appearance is...

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