Sony Xperia Z

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z available July 16th (or today) from either company

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z available July 16th (or today) from either company

It's not secret that the T-Mobile Xperia Z will be appearing soon - today T-Mobile made clear that they'd be delivering the machine on pre-order as imminently as the 16th of this month. What wasn't known until today was the cost structure for this machine. While T-Mobile's relatively new month-to-month payment plans stand here, the device itself will also be able to be purchased straight from Sony with a variety of different plans.

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Sony Honami appears again as hero Z reboot

Sony Honami appears again as hero Z reboot

When you've got a device on the market that the public appears to take interest in, especially when you're making smartphones, it's become the trend to stick with that excellence as much as possible rather than coming clean with a whole new machine each season. What Sony appears to be doing with the device code-named "Honami". This device appears to be bringing on many of the key elements of the Sony Xperia Z in a package that's ever-so-slightly modified in its construction technique.

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Samsung’s Apple obsession must change as Sony grabs apathetic upgraders

Samsung’s Apple obsession must change as Sony grabs apathetic upgraders

Samsung will need to shift from relentlessly chasing Apple to simultaneously defending its smartphone userbase, analysts have warned, with the Korean company facing an unexpected challenge from Sony in what has so far been a European stronghold. Samsung devices now make up almost half of all smartphones sold in Europe, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech figures, the Telegraph reports, but Sony's Xperia Z mounted a surprise attack of sorts, with a significant percentage of Samsung Galaxy S II owners opting to upgrade to Sony's flagship in the UK, rather than the Galaxy S 4.

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Sony Xperia i1 “Honami” (Z refresh) leaks in hardware photos

Sony Xperia i1 “Honami” (Z refresh) leaks in hardware photos

In the wake of the release of several new hero devices from the mobile sector at Sony comes the re-appearance of the device code-named "Honami". This device is said to be the refresh of the Sony Xperia Z, this the company's current flagship handset. This new smartphone appears to be popping up in a sort of pre-release mode with some textured backing and a similar setup to its predecessor for button and camera placement.

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Sony Xperia Z Ultra takes shape: it’s just massive

Sony Xperia Z Ultra takes shape: it’s just massive

There's no getting around the idea that there's one massive handheld (read: not intended to be called a tablet) Sony Xperia phone on the way. This machine has been leaked more than its fair share of times with the name Sony Xperia Z Ultra attached, shown today next to the Sony Xperia Z as well as the Samsung Galaxy Note II for scale, and it's a monster. It's so big you'll giggle at the sight of it.

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Xperia Z Ultra screenshots tip 6.21-inch display, Snapdragon 800 [UPDATED]

Xperia Z Ultra screenshots tip 6.21-inch display, Snapdragon 800 [UPDATED]

It's not every day a smartphone as massive as the Sony Xperia Z Ultra comes around, especially one with a processor that's only thus far been seen in developer testing devices (and the occasional ZTE device.) This morning the Xperia Z Ultra (far larger than the Xperia Z, pictured below) has appeared in screenshot form, complete with specifications that suggest this next-generation device to be appearing on the 4th of July with a 6.21-inch display running at 1080 x 1824 pixel resolution. That would make this machine a 320ppi delivery. UPDATE: More screenshots added via XDA - homescreen included!

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Sony Xperia Z gets T-Mobile exclusivity

Sony Xperia Z gets T-Mobile exclusivity

We've been waiting on the Sony Xperia Z for a few months now, and while it's been available in the US for a while now, no US carrier has picked it up yet. However, T-Mobile announced that the new phone will be exclusively available on their network in the US "in the coming weeks." The Xperia Z will also come with T-Mobile's 4G LTE on board, which they just recently launched along with their "uncarrier" plans.

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Sony XPERIA ZL Review

Sony XPERIA ZL Review

With the Sony XPERIA ZL, the company took a double-tiered approach to a hero smartphone release - unlike what Samsung and HTC have done with their HTC One and GALAXY S 4, Sony has created a machine that's got the same innards as the XPERIA Z, but with a body that's almost like an alternate reality iteration. Here with the XPERIA ZL, Sony has taken the display, the software, the processor, and the camera technology from the XPERIA Z, putting it in a body that's both more rugged and thinner than the hero.

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Flagship smartphone displays put under the microscope – literally

Flagship smartphone displays put under the microscope – literally

The race to offer a mobile device with the best display possible seems to have no end line, with companies pushing out ever higher-resolution, sharper, brighter screens on their highest-end handsets. Likewise, the battle between which flagship devices have the best displays have raged betwixt consumers, with fans of various devices touting reasons why their favorite device is best. Taking a perhaps more scientific approach, the folks over at Gadget Guy have put the most popular handsets' displays under the microscope - literally.

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