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Sony Ericsson XPERIA active launched the USA, $340 unlocked

Sony Ericsson XPERIA active launched the USA, $340 unlocked

The folks at what will soon be simply Sony have released the XPERIA active here in the United States this week officially, complete with protection against elements of all kinds and connectivity on AT&T - though you'll be purchasing the device off-contract at first. This 1GHz single-core processor toting Android device has a 3-inch HVGA display that's scratch resistant, Wi-fi connectivity (or AT&T 3G if you wish), wrist strap, compass widget, heart rate and pulse monitoring apps, and a lovely orange coloring around the edges of the chassis. All this and a 5-megapixel camera for $340 unlocked - seem like your next device of choice, or has Sony dropped a brand new completely impenetrable brick?

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Sony Ericsson brand moving to Sony only in mid-2012

Sony Ericsson brand moving to Sony only in mid-2012

We already know that Sony wants to take over all of Sony Ericsson and bring the mobile devices under its corporate umbrella. The buyout was announced in October and will get Ericsson out of the partnership that has been in place since 2001. The buyout is going to cost Sony up to $1.7 billion to finish. Word is now surfacing that the transition from Sony Ericsson to Sony will happen by the middle of 2012.

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Sony Ericsson accidentally reveals XPERIA 50GB Box.net perk

Sony Ericsson accidentally reveals XPERIA 50GB Box.net perk

Sony Ericsson has announced - and then temporarily backtracked from - a partnership with cloud company Box.net, first revealing that buyers of its Android smartphones would get 50GB free storage before clarifying that the offer wasn't ready for primetime. According to a hastily yanked post on the Sony Ericsson blog, simply by downloading the Box.net app smartphone users would get 50GB of space to store video, music, documents and other files.

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Sony Ericsson Nypon LT22i Android smartphone leaks

Sony Ericsson Nypon LT22i Android smartphone leaks

If you are a fan of leaks of smartphones that aren't released yet a new Sony Ericson smartphone called the Nypon or LT22i has surfaced in pics. This is obviously an early test unit since we are seeing a screen with a big circuit board on the back. Still, we are suckers for naked leaked smartphones around here. This device is thought to be a next generation Android smartphone for Sony Ericsson.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S and Xperia neo V out officially in the USA

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S and Xperia neo V out officially in the USA

This week Sony Ericsson lets known that two of their newest smartphones, the Xperia arc S and the Xperia neo V, are available for purchase here in the USA, both of them running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread and custom Xperia user interfaces. Sony Ericsson is dipping into the US market gradually with Android - notice our review collection and find that the majority of the Xperia devices are based in the UK - and with these two new additions, the team may well have a competing set to show off with. One of these devices is on the high-end, the other is in the mid-range, see if you can guess which is which - here's a hint: peek at the displays!

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Why Are Mobile Device Ads So Bad?

Why Are Mobile Device Ads So Bad?

It has become fashionable to praise Apple's serene iPhone ads and rail against its competitors advertising, with Verizon Wireless’ obnoxious DROID and LTE ads drawing particular ire. In case you don’t watch any television or live outside the U.S., the Verizon Wireless ads include women battling cyborgs (this has to do with smartphones how, exactly?), people skydiving and firebombing cities with lightning balls (shouldn’t Homeland Security be intervening?), and unidentified objects slicing through cities (not an ad for a disaster movie, but a visual pun for the DROID RAZR). Meanwhile, Apple’s ads calmly explain the latest features and apps, sometimes with bold adjectives (“magical,” much?) but an even tone and methodical manner.

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Sony “four screen” revolution to preempt Apple Siri TV

Sony “four screen” revolution to preempt Apple Siri TV

Sony is working on its own revolution in the TV market, with engineers rushing to develop the company's "four screen" strategy before Apple can release its own television set. "There's a tremendous amount of R&D going into a different kind of TV set" CEO Howard Stringer told the WSJ, referring to the "four screen" potential once Sony controls not only its own TV, computer and tablet businesses, but Sony Ericsson after buying out its partner.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA ray Review

Sony Ericsson XPERIA ray Review

The XPERIA ray is easily the smallest smartphone I've ever had the opportunity to lay hands on, and while it may seem at first to be tiny in stature, it packs an oddly enticing set of punches. Head back to our XPERIA ray hands-on and unboxing post to get all the specification details on the device, then come back and get the most important bits: 3.3-inch TFT LCD display a 480 x 854 pixel resolution, a single-core 1GHz processor inside, a VGA video chat camera on the front, and a massively impressive 8.1-megapixel camera on the back. This tiny monster is set to carve out its own piece of the American petite smartphone pie, that's for certain.

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Sony Just Bought Its Future

Sony Just Bought Its Future

Sony, with a $1.47bn check, just bought back its destiny. In agreeing to buy out Ericsson's 50-percent stake in the Sony Ericsson smartphone partnership, the Japanese company brings to an end a decade of collaboration; more importantly, though, it buys the opportunity for Sony to come up to speed with its rivals and - if it leverages its strengths correctly - overtake Samsung, LG and even Apple in the consumer electronics market. "We can more rapidly and more widely offer consumers smartphones, laptops, tablets and televisions" CEO Howard Stringer promised in the announcement, "that seamlessly connect with one another and open up new worlds of online entertainment." Big words, but Sony is one of the few companies that could ever deliver on them.

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Sony buys out Sony Ericsson for €1.05bn

Sony buys out Sony Ericsson for €1.05bn

Sony has bought out Ericsson's stake in Sony Ericsson, giving the Japanese company sole control over the smartphone manufacturer. The deal, worth €1.05bn ($1.47bn) in cash to Ericsson, will see Sony bring the smartphone business in under its networked consumer electronics umbrella, a shift which the company describes as "a logical strategic step that takes into account the nature of [the mobile market] evolution and its impact on the marketplace."

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Sony Ericsson Xperia ray Hands-on and Unboxing [Video]

Sony Ericsson Xperia ray Hands-on and Unboxing [Video]

One of the tiniest smartphones in the world has just landed upon the SlashGear review bench, and Sony Ericsson has the spotlight here with the Xperia ray. This device has a single-core 1GHz Snapdragon chip, a 3.3-inch display at 480 x 854 pixel resolution, and an 8 megapixel camera on the back. What more could you want from a phone that you could easily mistake for a garage door opener for its size? Take one look at this little guy and you'll find that you're messing with no cheap customer, this is the new generation of Sony Ericsson devices, and they don't appear to be messing around.

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