In a world where smartphones make the most convenient portable music players, the market for dedicated MP3 players has dwindled. That hasn't stopped Sony from hawking its once-popular Walkman line of PMPs, however, and the effort is slowly paying off, with Japan embracing its latest Walkman ZX1.
Just a few weeks after Sony made available the Xperia Z1 Compact in the US, which itself came 6 months after it was announced, the OEM is making another one of its high-profile smartphones available in this market. Delivering on its promise of a Summer 2014 release, Sony has put up its Xperia Z2 flagship on its online web store, complete with a time-limited $50 discount.
We've seen glimpses of Sony's next flagship before, but now it seems that it might be coming sooner than expected. A certain PM-0800-BV, also known as the Sony D6603 and speculated to be the Xperia Z3, entered the FCC database, giving rise to speculation that Sony might make the upcoming smartphone available in the US earlier than usual.
Sony made an announcement that should get developers and modders hearts a-thumping. Not only has it given its Unlock Boot Loader service web page a much needed facelift, making it easer for even beginners to go through the process, it has also finally added its latest Xperia devices to the roster of supported devices.
Even Japanese OEM Sony is now trying to cater to the selfie-loving crowd. With a 5 megapixel front camera complete with soft LED flash, the Xperia C3 is being poised as the best selfie smartphone. While that may arguably be true, in almost everything else, the mobile device falls rather flat.
It has just been revealed that Sony will be launching the Xperia Z2a "mini" premium smartphone in Taiwan tomorrow. But along with that is word that the company will also be revealing a new smartphone headed for international markets. And this time the mysterious device's defining feature will be its selfie-friendly front camera.
Adding to this week's Sony leak, we are now getting what are supposedly the specs for a certain D580x, allegedly the model name for the Sony Xperia Z3 compact. Not the regular one, but the mini variant. Those specs include a Snapdragon 801 and a handy 720p display, details you would commonly hear on high-end specs.
Newly leaked pictures show what is billed as the Sony Xperia Z3. Alongside it is the Z3 mini, which looks much the same as the big brother, just a touch smaller. If the pics are accurate, it seems Sony is moving on with their recently rehashed design language for hardware.