Traditionally, Mobile World Congress is an event when the most awaited devices are presented to the world. Sometimes unexpected announcements happen like in the case of the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. We also hoped that the company would unveil the Xperia Z4 at MWC but it appears that the smartphone is missing in action and Sony isn’t saying why. There was, however, a certain Z4 launched in Barcelona. It’s the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet – the world’s thinnest and lightest tablet with a ridiculously long battery life.
Smartglasses are far less popular than smartwatches and nowhere near as popular as smartphones; however, like other smart devices, they hold huge attraction to tech enthusiasts. Smart glasses are a relatively new invention and for this reason demand for such devices is still pretty low, but it doesn’t discourage companies from releasing new smart eyewears. The market potential is huge. Probably the most well-known product so far is Google Glass but the market is about to get more crowded as Sony is also ready to join in the fun. The company’s SmartEyeglass Developer Edition is available for pre-order now.
It looks like the Google’s Glass will have a serious rival in the still little-known smartglasses sector. Today, Sony has boldly announced SmartEyeglass Attach, their own alternative to the Google’s gadget, which biggest advantage over the mentioned Google’s device is that it will make every glasses smart. Thought the product is still in the test phase, the Japanese manufacturer says it will be ready to debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that takes place in January 2015.
Recently, we could witness Sony struggling with reorganization of their mobile division aiming to stop further losses caused by low sales of the Xperia lineup devices. The company has decided to concentrate on the high-end market since they can’t compete with low-mid range devices and their prices offered by Chinese Xiaomi and Meizu. Apparently, Sony appears to be consistent with their decisions, since just this Friday the company announced the SmartEyeGlass, their own Google Glass’s rival. Although the gadget is in still in the prototype stage, the manufacturer says it will be released in the first quarter of 2015.
Sony don’t stop to surprise the IFA attendees, aside from the long awaited premiere of the Xperia Z3 smartphone along with its compact version, the company announces one more device being added to their lineup, the 8-inch Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet. Although the new tablet is considerably smaller than other Sony’s Xperia Z tablets, it receives the same package of high-tech hardware. The new slate running Android goes official and is said to hit the market this fall.
It seems that this year’s IFA is going to belong to Sony, or at least that’s our assumption based on countless leaks regarding the company’s upcoming products. It appears that in addition to the much anticipated Xperia Z3 smartphone and a smaller Xperia Z3 Compact model, the company will also unveil the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and… a smartwatch. And we think so, because the tablet was spotted in a picture along with a new smartwatch we haven’t seen before.
The wearable devices market constantly gain on interest, all counting on the market mobile manufacturers already launched or are to launch their own smartwatches. And now, if to believe the latest reports, Sony is preparing itself to add another device of this type to its list offerings. The sequel of Sony Smartwatch 2, the Smartwatch 3, is allegedly scheduled to make its big entrance during the IFA trade event next month. What’s even more interesting the company will supposedly run the Sony very own OS.
The waterproof Sony Xperia Z2 tablet was announced back in February this year and went on sale right next month in some markets. We knew that it would be available in the US at some point too, but it sure took its sweet time to make it across the ocean. The almost 5-month wait finally paid off and the slate arrived at Verizon with 4G LTE flavor. The carrier began accepting pre-orders this week so if you secure a unit now, you can rest assured that you will be among the first users who will get their hands on the device when it starts shipping on July 17th.
It is widely believed that the slimmer the smartphone the better, but when it comes to tablets, it seems that the competition is not very fierce in this aspect. This, however, may change soon, since we have a new record holder in the category of the thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablets. The winner is the newly announced Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 which was just unveiled at MWC in Barcelona. We can expect the tablet to hit the stores some time in March at a price range yet unknown.
For over a month we have suspected that Sony might be working on a new tablet. The first indications that the company could be preparing a successor of the Xperia Tablet Z appeared in early January but didn’t provide many details in terms of specs mentioning only a quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC processor. Now, thanks to @evleaks we seem to know a bit more about the tablet. Hopefully, the details will be confirmed during Sony’s MWC 2014 press event.
Sony introduced its two Windows 8 tablets, the VAIO Flip and the VAIO Tap 11, at IFA back in September. Now the company has confirmed pricing and availability of both devices in the US. The Sony VAIO Flip hybrid notebook will be available in three sizes: 13.3-inch, 14-inch and 15.5-inch costing from $1,099, $749, and $799, respectively. The Sony VAIO Tap 11 will be priced at $799 and the package will include also a magnetically-attached QWERTY keyboard / clip-on protective cover. Both devices will hit the stores later this month.
Remember Sony’s legendary Walkman media players? Not only is the brand alive and kicking but it also has a bunch of new models arriving in the stores in the near future. Out of the pack, two device stand out, the Walkman ZX1 and Walkman F880. The former is the most high-end of the new offerings and will be up for grabs in Japan starting on December 7th for 75,000 yen, which is about $760. The F880 will be available in three storage options, each priced accordingly. The price will start at $273 for the 16 GB model and go up to $405 for the 64 GB version, with a 32 GB variant costing $304 in the middle. The F880 will go on sale in October.
Sony’s SmartWatch 2 was officially presented to the public in June. However, the company apparently felt that the device needed more attention, especially when Galaxy Gear was announced yesterday, so the SmartWatch 2 was today introduced one more time. The device will arrive at stores in Europe later this month wearing a price tag of €179 (about $236). This is the price for the standard black silicone strap model. If you want to go more stylish, the stainless steel strap model will cost €199 (around $263). If you like to match the watch to your clothing, color silicone straps will set you back additional €19 each.
Sony’s SmartWatch was one of the first devices of this kind. It was a nice little gadget to wear on your wrist, however it had some downsides, such as uncooperative software and high pricing. One year later and Sony is back with slightly redesigned and updated version of the device. The SmartWatch 2, as it is called, will be available for purchase some time in September this year.
We have been waiting to see how the Sony PlayStation 4 console looks like for the last four months. During its PlayStation 4 event back in February, Sony teased and touted its latest console, but curiously enough did not let us even take a glimpse at the device. Luckily, the company did not keep us in suspense for too long. The impatient wait is finally over with the console being officially introduced to the public in all its glory.
Samsung and Apple are proudly touting their upcoming smartwatches, but the fact is that there are already quite decent intelligent timepieces on the market, like the SmartWatch by Sony. The device may not be as advanced as the smartwatches that Samsung and Apple are currently working on, but it is still a nifty and quite useful gadget and it is priced at just $130. Now, thanks to a new software update, the watch is even better.
Sony has just announced the Xperia Tablet Z, a larger companion to the recently unveiled company’s flagship smartphone – the Xperia Z. Just like the Xperia Z, the tablet is dust-proof and waterproof (IPX5, IPX7). Judging by the specs it is going to be a top-notch slim and lightweight tablet. It weights 1.09 ounces and measures 10.47 x 6.77 x 0.27-inch what makes it the world’s thinnest 10.1-inch tablet. However, that does not mean that it has a tiny battery, it is powered by a strong 6000 mAh unit.
Hi there gadget lovers. Having trouble deciding what you want to get or give this holiday season? We may have something interesting for you – what about the Sony SmartWatch MN2SW powered by Android software. Actually, the device is not a new product, since it has been around for several months, but there is a nice surprise concerning its price. The SmartWatch is priced at Sony’s official webstore for $129.99. However, now you can also purchase the watch through Expansys online store for only $89.99, which means $40 in savings.