Sony Japan announces a trio of new Bravia F series LCD-HDTV with thinnest area measures just slightly over 1-inch. The new F-series has three sizes, 32-inch WXGA with resolution of 1366x768, and full scale of natively 1080p on both 40-inch and 46-inch.
Where you might want to stick a 2 speaker surround sound system. It seems surround sound virtualization and DVD upscaling are the two popular buzz words for the home theater industry as several products keep popping up involving one or the other or both.
You might remember me dribbling fresh "want!" out of every orifice in mid-November at the glorious sight of Sony Ericsson's AU W44S 3G handset. A dual-flipping clamshell with 1Seg TV tuner, digital radio and achingly sharp Bravia screen, it was enough to make me at least look into apartment prices in Tokyo. Well, now there's an advert for it online, and it hasn't done anything to dissuade my desire.
Pack up the bags, kids, we're finding a flight! That digital camera, by the way, is a 3.2-megapixel model capable of video recording, and there's 115MB of internal memory before you even need consider what confusing variant of memory stick to add. Photos of the W44S after the cut.
Now either this new DoCoMo Sony cellphone is a whole lot bigger than the typical Japanese handsets we're used to envying, or despite its Bravia branding it's a whole lot smaller than the company's range of glorious TVs. I'm thinking the latter, although the huge QVGA screen does use the same Reality MAX technology that's stuffed into Sony HD offerings.
Frequency has announced support for the Fire TV, Amazon's new streaming dongle, bringing socially-curated movies and TV to the set-top box. Already supported on iPhone and iPad, as well as certain Samsung smart TVs and other platforms, Frequency pulls in content from AP, National Geographic Wild, and thousands of other online sources into individualized "channels".
This week at the media event where Sony announced the PlayStation Vita Slim, hardware marketing executive John Koller spoke up on the future of the PlayStation 3. For those of you out there already rolling with this console, not planning on upgrading to a PlayStation 4 any time soon - there's good news. In Koller's chat with Gamespot, the PlayStation 3 was said to have two, three, or four years of life left in it, with plenty of games to come.
As promised, Sony has just sent out invites to a select few to test its new game streaming service. If all goes well, PlayStation Now will soon be rolling out to gamers in the US by the middle of this year.
This week the folks at Sony have revealed two new large-display-toting smartphones, both of them with rather similar specifications and an aim for international release. Both the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and the Sony Xperia T2 Ultra dual work with 6-inch displays with 720p resolution and TRILUMINOUS technology alongside the company's own Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for mobile. They've got 1.1-megapixel cameras up front, 13-megapixel cameras around the back, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core 1.4GHz processor inside with 1GB of RAM.