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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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HP Slate 7 and Sony Xperia Tablet Z delayed [UPDATE]

HP Slate 7 and Sony Xperia Tablet Z delayed [UPDATE]

We saw some pretty cool stuff at Mobile World Congress this year, and there definitely wasn't a shortage of tablets. Two slates in particular that we got our hands on were the HP Slate 7 and the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. However, you'll be waiting longer than expected, as both tablets have been delayed into June and May, respectively.

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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 Xperia TL and Xperia J receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

Sony Xperia TL and Xperia J receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

The latest devices to receive the honor of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean are Sony's Xperia TL on AT&T and the Xperia J. The carrier announced the news this morning for the Xperia TL, while Sony made their own announcement for the Xperia J. The update obviously come with a handful of new features, including improved notifications and overall bugfixes and speed boosts.

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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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Sony announces unlocked Xperia ZL destined for US

Sony announces unlocked Xperia ZL destined for US

Sony has confirmed that its Xperia ZL smartphone, similar to its Xperia Z, will be available in the United States. Even better, the 5-inch handset will be unlocked, and can be used with both T-Mobile and AT&T. The Xperia ZL will be available in three colors - red, white, and black - and could be priced as high as $760.

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Sony releases experimental Firefox OS to advanced developers

Sony releases experimental Firefox OS to advanced developers

Sony has announced the availability of an experimental version of Firefox OS for the Xperia E. Aimed at providing advanced developers with the operating system so that they can get a feel for it and offer feedback, the release is accompanied by a lengthy starter guide on installing to an Xperia E, as well as a quick history on the OS. You can check out a video of it in action after the jump.

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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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