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Xperia Z1S hits T-Mobile through Sony Mobile and in-store

Xperia Z1S hits T-Mobile through Sony Mobile and in-store

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.

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T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1S Review

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1S Review

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.

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Sony Xperia KitKat schedule updated

Sony Xperia KitKat schedule updated

There's a collection of Android 4.4 KitKat software updates coming to the likes of Sony Xperia devices soon, with Sony suggesting which will get what where this afternoon. Sony's upgrade schedule includes both updates to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean as well as Android 4.4 KitKat, so you'll want to pay close attention to which device you've got and how far it'll go on the Android software train soon.

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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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