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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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Sony Lens Cameras and Xperia Honami aimed at September 4th reveal

Sony Lens Cameras and Xperia Honami aimed at September 4th reveal

This week more details on the upcoming launch of the Sony Xperia i1, aka Honami, as well as a set of Sony Lens Cameras have appeared, complete with a possible launch date for the lot of them. Coming straight from trusted inside sources speaking with Sony Alpha Rumors is the tip that the smartphone and both Lens Cameras (revealed in bits yesterday) would be pushed on the 4th of September, right on top of Berlin-based IFA 2013. Also revealed at said event will be a set of new Sony action cameras.

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Sony Lens Cameras teased: attaching to all, from Xperia to iPhone

Sony Lens Cameras teased: attaching to all, from Xperia to iPhone

As tipped all the way back near the middle of July, Sony's Lens Cameras (DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100) once again appear to be upon us. These cameras are appearing in press images this afternoon courtesy of Sony Alpha Rumors both on their own and attached to the Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia i1, aka Honami. The DSC-QX10 as well as the DSC-QX100 will be working only when working with a Sony smartphone, meaning they've got their own hardware inside not normally found in the body of a replaceable lens system.

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Sony Xperia Honami appears amid “Lens Cameras”

Sony Xperia Honami appears amid “Lens Cameras”

Several press images have appeared this afternoon with three of Sony's upcoming photo-friendly products in plain view, the first of them being the Sony Xperia Honami. This fabled phablet-sized iteration of the Sony Xperia Z has been tipped to be working with a 5-inch AH-IPS display with 1080 x 1920 pixels across its front, and it's popping up here with a new Sony "Lens Camera", as leaked by Sony Alpha Rumors, along its back. As you'll see plainly, this showing has Honami's 20-megapixel camera sitting aside this bigger device, more than likely doing not a thing while the Lens Camera aims and fires.

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Nexus 5: tipped for Motorola, but should it be Sony?

Nexus 5: tipped for Motorola, but should it be Sony?

This week there's been suggestion that the next Google Nexus device would be made in collaboration with Motorola - a team-up that's been expected since the two companies became one last year. In the completion of the Motorola Mobility acquisition by Google, the latter company was pressed on whether they'd give the former special treatment in the form of Nexus device preference - they quickly suggested that the ASUS-made Nexus 7 was proof of non-preferential treatment. Fast-forward to August of 2013 (the month in which this article is posted) and Motorola's first release as "a Google company" is the Moto X.

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Sony Xperia Honami vs Xperia Z in leaked photos

Sony Xperia Honami vs Xperia Z in leaked photos

In addition to having appeared today in the FCC, the next Sony Xperia release in codename "Honami" has appeared this morning in a series of leaked photos aside the Sony Xperia Z. This device is set to out-do the Xperia Z in several ways, one of which in its camera at 20-megapixels, complete with a brand new set of features in its software interface. The Honami, also known as the "i1" will be coming without the full-waterproofing of its predecessor.

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T-Mobile “Zero Down” deal broken down: initial thrift at what cost?

T-Mobile “Zero Down” deal broken down: initial thrift at what cost?

Having a deal such as the one T-Mobile is running starting this month, one that offers smart devices for "zero down" before charging a certain amount of cash each month should raise red flags for the average consumer. It did for SlashGear, and here we're going in to take a closer look at a few key devices - and their prices - before and after that discount takes effect. What this means for the consumer is more than just one cost here or there; it's about clarity.

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Sony Xperia Honami reboots the Z in leaked phablet images

Sony Xperia Honami reboots the Z in leaked phablet images

If you'd been expecting the larger-than-life Sony Xperia Z upgrade code-named "Honami" disappear any time soon, you're in for a surprise. What we're seeing today are the most legitimate-looking images of the device that'll sit aside the Sony Xperia Z Ultra for size, here coming in with a black rim and that same lovely circular power button that makes the Z feel premium. Now we've just got to have a chat about the return of the full-glass-back.

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T-Mobile Xperia Z and Nokia Lumia 925 launching (pre-order) this week

T-Mobile Xperia Z and Nokia Lumia 925 launching (pre-order) this week

Two of the most powerful smartphones ever offered by their respective manufacturers are headed to T-Mobile this week for users hoping to pre-order and get in on the action as soon as possible. One runs Android - that's the Sony Xperia Z, coming in both black and a rather unique purple version. The other works with Windows Phone 8 - that's the Nokia Lumia 925, the newest in a line of large-display-toting hero phones from the company birthed for Microsoft's software all the way back in 2012 with the Nokia Lumia 920 - here in 2013 it's time to get and go metal.

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