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Sony SmartWatch 2 hits Clove early with July launch date

Sony SmartWatch 2 hits Clove early with July launch date

It's time for Sony's second effort in the SmartWatch business, this time with a device that - once again - comes out well before any comparable efforts in wearable industry take shape. This device is appearing this week with Clove, an international web-based spot for sales of such devices, with the company suggesting they'll have the machine in-stock starting on the 15th of July. This device is also suggested - and remember, this is all preliminary - to be coming in at just 120 pounds in England.

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Sony my Xperia goes global: “Find my iPhone” for Sony Androids

Sony my Xperia goes global: “Find my iPhone” for Sony Androids

Sony has begun its global roll-out of "my Xperia", the company's mobile security service that offers "Find my iPhone" style remote tracking, locking, and wiping for Xperia Android phones. Trialled as a limited beta back in February, "my Xperia" should begin hitting phones more broadly across the globe "over the next few weeks" Sony says, providing greater peace-of-mind for Xperia owners.

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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 Z Ultra appears in event invite

Sony Xperia Z Ultra appears in event invite

We saw a couple images surface on June 6 of a device said to be the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, a 6.4-inch phablet previously known as the Sony Togari. While both the images certainly look like they could be the handset, neither are official, unlike the one that surfaced today. In a Sony event invitation, the Xperia Z Ultra is shown in profile, revealing a very slim body.

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Sony Togari revealed as Xperia ZU, image leaks with kitten on display

Sony Togari revealed as Xperia ZU, image leaks with kitten on display

An image surfaced today of a fingerprint-covered ginormous Sony phone, which is said to be the Xperia ZU, which was previously known as the Togari slate. The phablet has a huge 6.4-inch screen, which edges it about as close to tablet territory as a smartphone can get. To show the phone's size in perspective, someone decided to photograph it with a kitten on (its) display.

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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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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 SP smartphone rolls out in UK

Sony Xperia SP smartphone rolls out in UK

We talked about Sony's Xperia SP smartphone back on March 18, which we reported was supposed to hit shelves in the second quarter of this year. It looks like that timeline was spot-on, with the Xperia SP going on sale in the UK via T-Mobile and Orange for a moderate £249.99 sans-contract. Such adds on to the other places it is already available, including India and Singapore.

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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 brings DualShock 3 support for its Xperia devices

Sony brings DualShock 3 support for its Xperia devices

Sony has just announced that it will be bringing native DualShock 3 controller support for its Xperia devices, making your Xperia Android handset a "miniature games machine". The setup is fairly easy, and everything can be done straight from your settings menu. However, you will need to purchase the USB on-the-go adapter peripheral to sync your DualShock 3 controller to your device.

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Cincinnati Bell will be first US carrier offering the Sony Xperia ZL

Cincinnati Bell will be first US carrier offering the Sony Xperia ZL

As we noted early in March, and then again later on in March, Sony's Xperia ZL handset has been destined to arrive on shelves in the United States, but until now it was unknown which carrier would be offering it. That question has finally been answered, with Cincinnati Bell announcing via press release that it will be the first carrier in the U.S. to offer the sleek 5-inch handset.

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