Sony Xperia Z

XPERIA Z appears at FCC with T-Mobile LTE compatibility

XPERIA Z appears at FCC with T-Mobile LTE compatibility

The Sony XPERIA Z has already seen a release of sorts in the USA with the variant by the name of XPERIA ZL, but that's not stopping the company from pushing a T-Mobile Z, it seems. An FCC listing appearing this week shows the original XPERIA Z coming up T-Mobile with 4G LTE abilities that match the carrier perfectly. This release would put Sony in a strange place as the XPERIA ZL is what was assumed to be the hero iteration of the device in the states earlier this year.

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Sony XPERIA ZL hands-on: do refinements perfect the Z?

Sony XPERIA ZL hands-on: do refinements perfect the Z?

With our review of the Sony XPERIA Z we saw the company create a smartphone that was easily their best, and certainly waterproof as it was powerful. With the XPERIA ZL, Sony has quite obviously taken the criticisms they'd heard since the launch of the Z and have made a phone that keeps the design language on the whole, but makes a device that's refined - could it be that this unique piece of effort makes the device ready for a grand USA launch after all? Let's have a quick first look!

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Sony Mobile grabs “Largest Animated Mobile Phone Mosaic” world record

Sony Mobile grabs “Largest Animated Mobile Phone Mosaic” world record

Sony Mobile has just snagged the Guinness World Record for the "Largest Animated Mobile Phone Mosaic". At the Mobile World Congress back in late February, Sony grabbed 196 Sony Xperia ZL smartphones and aligned them on a 14 by 14 grid on a 6 feet 2 inch wall. All of the Sony Xperia ZL's on the mosaic linked together to display one ginormous Xperia ZL. The images would change to display various Sony icons.

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Sony Xperia Z bug allows anyone to bypass the lock screen

Sony Xperia Z bug allows anyone to bypass the lock screen

Joining the likes of Apple and Samsung, Sony has had some issues with bugs providing various levels of security vulnerability, with another one surfacing today. Unfortunately for Sony Xperia Z owners, the method for bypassing its lockscreen is simple and straight-forward, and is another reminder not to presume lockscreens are always secure enough to keep sensitive data safe.

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Sony Xperia ZL “world’s most compact” 5-inch phone heads to USA

Sony Xperia ZL “world’s most compact” 5-inch phone heads to USA

This week the folks at Sony Mobile Communications have ushered in the Xperia ZL for a full United States release, making sure to note that it is their most compact 5-inch offering ever. In fact, they make sure to say that this 5-inch display-toting beast is the most compact 5-inch smartphone in the world, coming complete with a 13 megapixel camera on the back and powered by their lovely Mobile BRAVIA Engine under the hood. What's that mean for you? It means the best Sony-made smartphone ever pushed to the USA is on it's way now!

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Sony uses supermodels to show off Xperia Z’s waterproof feature

Sony uses supermodels to show off Xperia Z’s waterproof feature

In the modern world, consumers are barraged with a smorgasbord of products, which blur into a blinking, glowing, plastic haze after awhile. Companies need to put in some effort to catch potential buyers' attention, something Sony has achieved alongside T-Mobile with its Xperia Z live advertisement in the Czech Republic, which features a supermodel using it in the shower.

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WildTangent game renting service expands to Xperia smartphones

WildTangent game renting service expands to Xperia smartphones

This week the folks at WildTangent have revealed that they've worked with Sony Mobile Communications to release their game rental service for Xperia smartphones such as the Sony Xperia Z, this continuing their team-up into the future. Back in September of 2011, WildTangent high-fived Sony and began to partner with them in both desktop and mobile products. You'll find WildTangent pre-installed on VAIO PCs as well as Sony Tablets S and P in Europe already - and the fun continues!

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Sony Xperia Z Review

Sony Xperia Z Review

Sony's problems in the smartphone arena aren't unique - HTC, LG, and others are all struggling to compete with Samsung and Apple - but they're nonetheless pressing, and the Xperia Z is the solution it hopes will address that. Piecing together top-tier specifications, like a huge Full HD display, 13-megapixel camera, and the sort of waterproofing you'd normally have to go to Japan to find on a phone, the Xperia Z also marks a step up in design refinement for Sony, leagues away from the creaky plastic of its older phones. Still, the rest of the smartphone world hasn't been standing still while Sony learns its lessons, and 2013 is already shaping up to be a knock-out one for devices. Can the Xperia Z maintain its CES momentum as it lands in the market? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Sony handcrafts new CES products in five-minute video

Sony handcrafts new CES products in five-minute video

Right before Sony's press conference at CES 2013, they showed off a five-minute video that featured three of their newest products being handcrafted and assembled right in front of our eyes. The company is now making that video available for anyone to watch, not just CES goers. The video features the Xperia Z, the Cybershot RX1, and one of its HandyCam HD camcorders.

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Sony One-touch Remote adds NFC for easy Xperia screen-sharing

Sony One-touch Remote adds NFC for easy Xperia screen-sharing

What's in a remote? If you're Sony, it's an opportunity to pack in some extra connectivity: select models (read: the more expensive sets, from the W800 range and above) from the company's 2013 line-up will come with a new, NFC-capable clicker, perfect for hooking up your Xperia device for straightforward video and audio streaming.

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Sony Xperia Z: Hands-on with the Waterproof 1080p powerhouse

Sony Xperia Z: Hands-on with the Waterproof 1080p powerhouse

Sony is starting 2013 with a bang, in the shape of the new Sony Xperia Z smartphone, a 5-inch 1080p powerhouse that wraps a 13-megapixel camera, quadcore S4 Pro processor, and 4G LTE in a waterproof glass casing. Revealed at CES today, and beginning a global roll-out in Q1, the Xperia Z puts Sony back on top of its game (and leaves us wishing Sony, not LG, was picked for the latest Google Nexus product). Read on for our hands-on first impressions.

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