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Sony Xperia NXT series now available unlocked in the USA

Sony Xperia NXT series now available unlocked in the USA

If you can’t get the carriers onboard with your new smartphones, why not just sell them unlocked directly to customers? That’s what Sony is hoping to do with the NXT series. The phones have been available in Europe for the past month or two and are just now hitting the United States. Sony will be offering the Sony Xperia S, Xperia P, and Xperia U fully unlocked in a range of different colors from Sony stores and at Newegg.

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Sony Xperia S Ice Cream Sandwich update now available

Sony Xperia S Ice Cream Sandwich update now available

There was some disappointment when Sony’s 2012 flagship handset, the Xperia S, shipped with Gingerbread on board instead of Ice Cream Sandwich. The company did promise an update, and true to its word, Ice Cream Sandwich is now rolling out to the Xperia S, bringing with it a bevy of new features. Sony has tweaked some of the entertainment apps such as Walkman, Movies, and Album, and you’ll get all the functionality that Ice Cream Sandwich brings to the table too.

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Sony Xperia S ICS update demoed on camera

Sony Xperia S ICS update demoed on camera

Sony might still be shipping handsets with Gingerbread, but Ice Cream Sandwich updates are coming to the 2011 Xperia line as well as the Sony Xperia S. That update should be landing in a few short weeks, and a video has emerged from Thailand which shows off the tasty treat on an Xperia S. There’s nothing too exciting going on, but it does at least give you a glimpse of what to look forward to.

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Sony’s new ICS update timeline: roll out begins mid-April

Sony’s new ICS update timeline: roll out begins mid-April

Sony let the world know back in December that its entire 2011 line of Android smartphones would be receiving an update to Ice Cream Sandwich. At the time, they said we could expect updates to land at the end of March or beginning of April. The company has now taken to its blog to let the world know that the ICS updates will be rolling out starting from the middle of April. A minor delay, but not long to go now.

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Sony enlists Wes Anderson for Xperia S ad

Sony enlists Wes Anderson for Xperia S ad

Sony isn't leaving the success of its new Xperia range to chance: the company has turned to Fantastic Mr. Fox director Wes Anderson to create a stop-motion animation commercial playing up the Xperia S' "made of imagination" tagline. The advert - which you can see after the cut - is based on the robotic ponderings of eight year old Jake Ryan, and his guess at what's actually going on inside the new Xperia.

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Sony Xperia S now shipping worldwide

Sony Xperia S now shipping worldwide

Sony's latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia S, has begun shipping today worldwide. The PlayStation-certified dual-core handset will arrive at retailers soon with Android 2.3 Gingerbread on board, but customers can expect an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich later this spring.

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Sony SmartWatch Review

Sony SmartWatch Review

Sony's first attempt at a smart watch, the Sony Ericsson LiveView, promised plenty and delivered disappointment, and so the company has returned with the Sony SmartWatch. The concept is the same - put a tiny sub-display on your wrist, so that you can monitor your phone's notifications from afar - but the hardware has received a welcome boost, with an OLED touchscreen promising more intuitive navigation. Is the SmartWatch the gadget your wrist has been waiting for? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Sony Xperia S Review

Sony Xperia S Review

The Sony Xperia S is something of a smartphone stepchild: the first smartphone to bear Sony's sole brand in recent years, but developed under the loving care of the Sony Ericsson partnership the Japanese company bought itself out of. It certainly ticks a lot of the right boxes - 720p HD display, high-resolution 12.1-megapixel camera and some reasonably distinctive design - but we've seen our fair share of Android handsets over-promise and under-deliver. So, hangover from the past or a sign of things to come? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Sony Xperia S up for UK pre-order

Sony Xperia S up for UK pre-order

The first solely Sony-branded Android smartphone, the Sony Xperia S, has gone up for sale, with pre-orders accepted in the UK ahead of the 4.3-inch handset's release in early March. Priced at free with a new agreement from retailer Phones 4u, the Xperia S has a 1280 x 720 display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 32GB of storage and 1080p HD video recording support, in addition to NFC and HDMI connectivity.

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Sony XPERIA S hands-on

Sony XPERIA S hands-on

The Sony XPERIA S is the second smartphone released by the manufacture, alongside the XPERIA Ion LTE. Though this version doesn't have 4G LTE, it takes advantage of HSPA+ for up to 21MBps speeds. The most noticeable difference of the XPERIA S was how much thinner it was than the Ion, and of course that see-through glow along the bottom of the casing.

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