There’s a set of three devices that’ve been revealed over the past week by Sony int he Xperia line of smartphones and tablets for Sony. That is the Sony Xperia M2, the smallest and least powerful of the three, and the Sony Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet. These three devices will be rolling out on the top and mid-tier, while the Xperia Z1 Compact is the smallest of the crew.
With the Sony Xperia Z family of devices seeing such success over the past year, it’s no wonder the company decided to delivery a new mid-range entrant this season. With the Sony Xperia M2, Sony brings on what they suggest is the thinnest 4G smartphone in its category. It does indeed seem to deliver a premium experience in a package that won’t break the bank, no record-breaking necessary.
In an effort to keep the quality spread brought on by the Sony Xperia Z last year to the tablet world, Sony introduced the Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet. This device takes on the high-quality build of Sony’s most recent tablet effort and ushers in the next generation with the Xperia Z2 smartphone. This device works with the same waterproofing features as the Z2 smartphone and knocks out some high-powered innards as well.
In what Sony suggests is the world’s first (larger than 8-inch) waterproof tablet, the Xperia Z2 Tablet is born. This machine works with a 10.1-inch Full HD (1080p) display with Triluminous for mobile technology and Live Color LED powered by an X-Reality for mobile engine. Needless to say, this is Sony’s most powerful and strangest tablet to date.
Sony recently announced they would be selling off the VAIO brand, however it seems that is not the only change in the works. A more recent announcement deals with Sony's Reader Store, which will soon be replaced by the Kobo eBookStore. Basically, Kobo will be the content supplier for those with a Sony Reader or Sony Xperia device.
It may come as a sad news to many fans of the brand but rumors of Sony selling its PC has just been confirmed. It has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) to sell the company's PC-related assets, which both companies hope to complete by July this year.
The folks at T-Mobile and Sony are proving they're willing to go the extra mile when it comes to the release of the Xperia Z1S this week. In the release - which begins today - both T-Mobile USA and Sony will be making this unique model available both online and in-stores. While the device has been made available in a more general sense from Sony before, this T-Mobile edition has just appeared available today.
To say that Sony is participating in the current “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” trend would be an understatement if you’ve been keeping track of their hero Xperia smartphone lineup. In the Xperia Z1S, we’ve got essentially the same build as in the internationally-aimed Xperia Z1, here coming to T-Mobile with the carrier’s Uncarrier plans attached, and just as much power as the original. In other words - if you liked the Xperia Z and were looking forward to the just that-much-better Xperia Z1 “Honami”, this is your winning ticket.