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Sony Xperia Z Ultra takes on final form: FCC says Wi-fi only

Sony Xperia Z Ultra takes on final form: FCC says Wi-fi only

An FCC listing for a Wi-fi only edition of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra has appeared today, rolling with what appears to be essentially the same specifications as the original, coming at this point with no mobile data connectivity. You'll find the Sony TS-0010 coming with support for Wi-fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac as well NFC, GPS, and everybody's favorite: Bluetooth 4.0 with Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) abilities.

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Sony Xperia Z1 and Ultra USA editions appear off-contract

Sony Xperia Z1 and Ultra USA editions appear off-contract

This week the folks at Sony have made clear their intent to bring both the massive Xperia Z Ultra and the next-generation Xperia Z1 to the United States. Both of these devices work with high-powered processors and Full HD displays, while neither of them have been guaranteed for carrier subsidies. Both devices will be available unlocked and off-contract in the USA starting immediately.

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Sony SmartWatch 2 USA release prepared to battle Galaxy Gear

Sony SmartWatch 2 USA release prepared to battle Galaxy Gear

The Sony SmartWatch 2 was released earlier this year internationally to bring on a second wave of wearable technology to the masses where most competing manufacturers had only had one - or none at all. Here in the Fall of 2013, Sony brings this water-resistant Android smartwatch to the USA with full compatibility with the Android smartphone of your choice. This push offers an interesting counter-strike to Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch, a device that only pairs with Samsung devices exclusively.

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Sony Cyber-shot QX10 detailed for release by late September

Sony Cyber-shot QX10 detailed for release by late September

One of two new "Lens-Type Cameras" to be revealed this week is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10, coming in with an 18.2-megapixel Exmor RCMOS sensor and a Sony G Lens with 10x optical zoom. This is the smaller of the first two Lens Cameras to be revealed by the manufacturer, this device (obviously) also the more easily portable of the pair. This device weighs in at less than 4 ounces and measures in at 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.3-inches.

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Sony Lens-Style Cameras official: pair with any iOS or Android smartphone

Sony Lens-Style Cameras official: pair with any iOS or Android smartphone

In an effort to create a bridge between standard smartphones and high-powered cameras, Sony has this week unveiled their Lens-Style Camera series with the Sony QX100 and QX10. These devices are also known as the Sony Cyber-shot QX100 and Sony Cyber-shot QX10, but you'll likely see them referred to by their shortened names out in the wild more often than not. These devices were made by Sony for hobby photographers who wish to photograph or take video of everyday events, sharing them immediately thereafter. Attaching a Lens-Style Camera to your smartphone is as easy as a tap (with NFC) and a hook-up physically with an extendable magnetic attachment piece.

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Sony Xperia Z1 specifications leak in full

Sony Xperia Z1 specifications leak in full

It would appear that Sony's notoriously unlucky streak of leaking the ins and outs of the smartphone known as the Xperia Z1 have reached their height with no less than a full press release leak just one day before it's scheduled to go live. Straight from Xperia Blog comes this gush of information (the screenshot of which we'll not be sharing simply because it's the same info we're about to recount) including a Sony G Lens on the back of this smartphone with 27mm wide angle and bright F2.0 aperture. The camera on this device (on the back, again,) also works with a 1/2.3-inch 20.7MP Exmor RSCMOS image sensor - so you know you're going to be meaning business when this device is snapping shots.

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Samsung Galaxy Note III, Xperia Z1 release dates spilled by 3 UK roadmap

Samsung Galaxy Note III, Xperia Z1 release dates spilled by 3 UK roadmap

A prospective roadmap of releases has been leaked today detailing the upcoming arrival of both the Samsung Galaxy Note III and the Sony Xperia Z1, aka Honami. These devices have been tipped as getting their first full showing during the Berlin-based festivities at IFA 2013 at their own unique events on the 4th of September. If this release schedule is correct, both devices will be on the market in the United Kingdom by the end of the month.

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Xperia Z1 Honami appears from all angles

Xperia Z1 Honami appears from all angles

There's a device out there in the wild by the name of Honami - code-named by Sony for their next-generation follow-up to the Sony Xperia Z, complete with specifications made to out-do the previous model. This device appears today in a series of hands-on photos snapped by an intrepid Sony even-goer in China. These images have subsequently been deleted by said user, suggesting therefor that they should not have been captured in the first place.

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z gets successful Ubuntu Touch port

Sony Xperia Tablet Z gets successful Ubuntu Touch port

The Ubuntu Edge didn't get funded, therefore we may not see the powerful Ubuntu-powered phone get created, but that doesn't mean we can't use the Ubuntu Touch interface on a mobile device. The Linux-based mobile operating system has been successfully ported to the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, in which owners can now play around with Ubuntu on their tablet.

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Sony event set for 4th of September: Honami, Lens Cameras, action cameras ahoy

Sony event set for 4th of September: Honami, Lens Cameras, action cameras ahoy

As predicted, a 4th of September event has been offered up in invite form from the folks at Sony this week for play during IFA 2013. This event invite doesn't offer any clues on what devices will be shown specifically, but based on what rumors and tips we've been privy to this week, there'll be at least a couple of handfuls of smart photo-taking machines you'll want to watch out for.

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