It's been a long time coming, but HBO GO is finally available on the PlayStation 4. Sony announced today on the PlayStation Blog that the long-awaited streaming app would be making its way to the new-gen console on Tuesday afternoon.
Who'd ever be dorky enough to wear a smartglass and a smartwatch at the same time? Virgin Atlantic employees, apparently. The company has partnered with Sony to equip its plane engineers at Heathrow Airport with the Sony SmartWatch 3 and the SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 for the next few months, starting next week. This, by the way, comes a year after Virgin had its ground crew from the same airport wear both a Sony Smartwatch 2 and a Google Glass to greet Upper Class passengers by name. According to Sony, the engineers will use the smartglass to stream real-time videos to technicians to speed up technical assistance. The smartwatch, on the other hand, will notify them of job allocations and any changes they should know of.
Source: Sony Mobile
We did mention it in passing, but Sony also announced a mid-range phone called the Xperia M4 Aqua. The Aqua moniker is because not only is it waterproof (IP65/8 rated, but it also doesn’t need a cap to be put on the MicroUSB charger.
Before you rush off to go buy the phone for all those holiday times when you need to take an underwater shot, or need to send just one more text in the middle of the rain, there are a couple of other specs that should be of interest; there’s a 13MP rear facing camera with an Exmoor sensor and f/2.0 aperture.
The front camera is 5MP with a ‘wide angle lens so no-one’s left out of shot’, which makes me thing Ellen has a lot to pay for. The 64-bit, Snapdragon 615 processor hopefully builds in some future proofing for the next iteration of Android if they do decide to go 64-bit come this summer. This thing has a 5 inch, 720p screen, which is no surprise considering Sony themselves have stated it’s a mid-range phone. 2GB of RAM, Adreno 4-5 graphics, and a 2400mAh battery round out the spec list. Oh, did we forget to mention this thing is only 7.3mm thick and 136 grams?
It’s running Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, but there’s no telling whether that will be 5.0.1 by the time it is released. Speaking of which, Sony has announced more than 100 carrier partners worldwide have agreed to pick up the phone, so there’s every chance we’ll see it in the UK some time this Spring. If we do, you may have the chance to pick up the 299 Euro phone in a choice of black, white, coral, and silver.
Sony sets the new mid-range standard with Xperia™ M4 Aqua
- Capture more – just point and shoot, with a powerful 13MP camera, F2.0 aperture and Sony’s intelligent Superior Auto mode
- Enjoy more – signature Sony OmniBalance design, ready for life – a waterproof1 smartphone with cap-less microUSB charging; Xperia M4 Aqua available in White, Black, Coral and Silver editions
- Achieve more – Sony’s first octa-core 64-bit smartphone featuring the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 615 processor with integrated 4G LTE, running Android 5.0 Lollipop – and up to two-day battery life2
- Launching in 80 countries worldwide, across more than 100 carrier partners – for around 299 EUR3, from Spring 2015
Barcelona, Mobile World Congress, 2nd March 2015 – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today refocused its mid-range device strategy with the introduction of Xperia™ M4 Aqua – a smartphone bringing Sony’s leadership in camera, design, battery and performance to an accessible price point.
“Xperia M4 Aqua represents our renewed mid-range focus – with no compromises” said Dennis van Schie, Senior Vice President, Head of Sales and Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications. “Offering the most popular standout features made famous by our Xperia Z Series; camera capability, two-day battery life and waterproofing – Xperia M4 Aqua brings a proposition and price, products in this section of the market simply cannot match.”
Just point and shoot – great pictures without the effort
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Sony on Monday at MWC 2015 unveiled the Xperia Z4 Tablet, its slickest Android tablet yet, and quite possibly one of the most interesting Android tablets supposed to hit stores soon. The device isn’t just the slimmest tablet in the world, it’s also a powerful beast, ready to offer impressive performance.
Along side the Xperia Z4 Tablet Sony also launched the M4 Aqua today at MWC 2015. This is a high end mid range device aimed at giving ta similar experience to the Xperia Z3 Range but at a lower prce point. Here is a quick hands on Video showing the handset off.
I have also now managed to get a hands on video with the Xperia Z4 Tablet showing the tablet of in its full glory. We also see how Xperia Connect will help you to be more productive at work without being distracted by your phone.
Lastly we have a video of the E4G that was announced a few days before MWC kicked off. This is a budget device that delivers great bang for your buck with all the camera features of the higher devices in a more affordable package
So there you have it some videos of the new devices that were announced today by Sony.
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Sony have just announced their new Xperia Z4 Tablet here at MWC 2015.
We had a very brief hands-on with the device before the crowds gathered around to flood the stands. I am as you know, a long time fan of Xperia Devices and was keen to see Sony’s next tablet device.
Here are some hands on shots of the white version.
This is a gorgeous device and feels great in the hands. I just can’t get over how light it actually feels. That would normally raise concerns over the build quality of the device but it feels solid. Up front we have got a glorious 2k resolution screen set in a 10″ panel which is crisp, clear and very bright. Powering the tablet is a Snapdragon 810 Octacore 64 Bit processor. This backed up with 3GB of Ram: the same as is found in the Z3 range. With 32 GB of on-board memory and a memory card slot which will swallow up to 128 GB microSD card. Camera-wise, we have an 8MP module on the back and a wide angle 5.1MP cam on the front, making this great for Skype and selfies.
As you would expect from an Xperia device it has remote play capability built in allowing your gaming to be continued regardless of what is going on with your TV, or if you have broken yours via some over-exuberant Wii gaming.
Sony have worked really hard to make the battery life on the Z4 Tablet last, as a result it will give enough power for 17 hours of video playback. You can travel half way around the world on one charge! Add stamnia mode into the mix and this is going to redefine what we expect from batteries on tablets for the next year.
Thinking of the people who actually want to work on their tablet, Sony have created the BKB 50 Bluetooth Keyboard. This will attach to the tablet turning it into a mini laptop. The screen can be tilted back 130 degrees and it has chiclet style keys with a trackpad on board to allow you to have a true laptop experience.
- 10.1″ (2560 x 1600 pixels) display, Scratch-resistant glass + Anti fingerprint coating
- 2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 64-bit Octa Core
- Adreno 430 graphics
- 3 GB RAM, Up to 32 GB flash memory, microSD™ up to 128 GB
- 8.1-megapixel camera, 8x digital zoom, Front-facing 5.1-megapixel camera, Superior Auto,Full HD video recording 1080p,HDR for pictures and movies, Image stabiliser, Geotagging
- aGPS, Bluetooth® 4.1 wireless technology, 3.5 mm audio jack
Native USB tethering, Smart Connect,Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync®, Facebook™, Google™ and SyncML™*
- USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
- Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
- Sony 3D Surround Sound technology (VPT)
- Clear Audio+ – Sound improvement software, xLoud™ Experience, FM Radio with RDS
- GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G), UMTS HSPA (3G), LTE (4G)
Tablet entertainment perfected with Sony’s new Xperia™ Z4 Tablet
? Enjoy a superb viewing experience on the world’s brightest 10.1 inch 2K display of the leading tablets1 ? Incredibly fast performance with industry leading battery life (up to 17 hours video playback) and the ultra fast Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 octa-core 64 bit processor Sets the new standard in tablet design – the world’s lightest (389g Wi-Fi / 393g LTE) and slimmest (6.1mm) 10” tablet2 ? Innovative accessories and features for a unique laptop style experience
Barcelona, 2nd March 2014 – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today announced the world’s lightest and slimmest 10” tablet2 – Xperia™ Z4 Tablet. Delivering a best in class entertainment experience thanks to the world’s brightest 10.1 inch 2K display of the leading tablets1 and long battery life (up to 17 hours of video playback), the beautifully crafted Xperia Z4 Tablet is an impressively powerful Android tablet that delivers all the portable performance you need for an entertaining and busy lifestyle.
“Building on the success of its predecessor, we wanted to take all of the qualities that consumers loved most in Xperia Z2 Tablet and enhance them for Z4 Tablet,” says Dennis van Schie, SVP of Sales & Marketing at Sony Mobile. “Consumers appreciate innovation most when it can bring real value to their lives, so we have carefully crafted and considered every aspect of Z4 Tablet to meet even the most demanding lifestyle. Sleek and lightweight, yet incredibly powerful, with standout entertainment and smart productivity features, Xperia Z4 Tablet is an extraordinary tablet that fits perfectly into your day-to-day life.”
Enhanced entertainment experiences, wherever you are Xperia Z4 Tablet boasts best-in-class Sony technologies and experiences to ensure you enjoy unrivalled entertainment on the go, with no compromises. Featuring the world’s brightest 10.1 inch 2K display of the leading tablets1, Z4 Tablet delivers a superb viewing experience, even outdoors in direct sunlight, allowing you to enjoy your favourite movies and most memorable video clips in crystal clear clarity, wherever you want.
Great picture quality demands great audio to match, so Xperia Z4 Tablet includes powerful front stereo speakers for an immersive surround sound effect. When you’re on the go and plug in your headphones, Xperia Z4 Tablet senses the type and style of headset, automatically adjusting the settings accordingly for optimum sound.
Sony’s leading audio technologies ensure you never miss a beat. High-Res Audio reproduces high frequency sound in amazing detail for a studio quality experience. DSEE HXTM processing upscales the audio fidelity of tracks to near High-Res Audio quality. Xperia Z4 Tablet supports digital noise cancelling for those times when you need to block out background noise. And for high quality wireless music listening, Sony’s new LDACTM codec transmits data three times more efficiently than Bluetooth.
Xperia Z4 Tablet comes loaded with a 8MP main camera, featuring Sony’s leading technologies for great shots in all lights, and a high quality 5.1MP wide-angle front camera, great for selfies and video calls, that ensures you stay in shot.
Keep playing your favourite PlayStation® 4 games wherever you are in the home with PS4™ Remote Play3. Simply connect your Xperia Z4 Tablet to your PS4 via home Wi-Fi and use the DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controller to ensure you never miss a minute of the action – whatever room you are in.
And to keep you entertained, all Xperia Z4 Tablet users will benefit from access to Xperia Lounge Gold – delivering the world of Sony entertainment at your fingertips. Get access to exclusive competitions and offers; be among
the first to try out new apps; and enjoy the latest movies, TV episodes and music included with your device.
High speed and performance Xperia Z4 Tablet comes packed with the ultra fast Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 octa-core 64 bit processor5, so you can browse faster and get the optimal graphics experience on a stunning 2K display. Whether using Wi-Fi or 4G LTE, multi-tasking on the move is made easy – download email attachments in seconds and enjoy video streaming with no delays or unwanted buffering. And with 32GB internal memory, there is plenty of storage space for those all important files.
Whether for work or play, Xperia Z4 Tablet offers powerful performance that goes the distance. Its stamina is sure to impress with up to 17 hours of video playback, you can travel half way around the world watching movies on a single battery charge. Get even more out of the 6,000mAH battery with Sony’s Battery STAMINA Mode, which turns off background functions when you’re not using them to help extend your battery life, so you can comfortably spend the day emailing, browsing the web and running as many apps as you want with no need to worry about losing battery power.
Superior security and productivity Escape the office and take your business on the move with the lightweight BKB50 Bluetooth Keyboard featuring a dedicated slot for Xperia Z4 Tablet and docking detection, sleek ergonomics with 0-130 degree tilt for adjustable comfort, efficient text input and laptop style touchpad. Additionally Xperia Z4 Tablet also features printer and projector outputs to complete the ultimate laptop-style experience. Use with the slim and light SCR32 perfect fit cover with two variable angles for comfortable typing or viewing on your tablet. Work from anywhere with the advanced Xperia Email, Calendar and Contacts apps, which can be synced using Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS) and use your favourite business apps from the Android community. Xperia Z4 Tablet features proven device security mechanisms to keep your confidential data secure, with adherence to acclaimed and effective Internet, VPN and WiFi security protocols. To complete your road warrior set up, the BSP60
smart speaker with one-touch connectivity is the ideal portable companion for making conference calls, getting information and receiving phone notifications, all with the use of voice commands, helping you multi-task with ease.
Slim, sleek and supremely lightweight design Expertly designed with true Sony craftsmanship and attention to detail, Xperia Z4 Tablet is the world’s slimmest and lightest 10” tablet1. At just 6.1mm slim and weighing less than 393g (389g Wi-Fi / 393g LTE), Xperia Z4 Tablet is incredibly light and portable, making it easy to carry comfortably with you all day and slip into your bag with ease. Crafted with premium stainless steel metal corners and mineral glass, Xperia Z4 Tablet looks as good as it performs.
Xperia Z4 Tablet’s IP68 waterproof and dust-tight4 rating ensures reassuring durability making it ideal for everyday use in all conditions – whether caught out in the rain between meetings or lounging by the pool. As a further design refinement, the USB connector is capless – making it both quick and convenient to connect and charge your device.
Xperia Z4 Tablet will launch globally, in 4G LTE and Wi-Fi variants, from June 2015.
For the full specifications of Xperia Z4 Tablet, please visit: www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/tablets/xperia-z4tablet/specifications
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When Brad Molen described Sony's Xperia Z Ultra as "the best phone you'll probably never buy," it was probably true of most Sony smartphones. The 6.44-inch device had a beautiful design, good build quality, had a fast engine and could withstand water, much like every other Sony smartphone you see. The downside to that, of course, is that it's a Sony, and that seems to have been enough for buyers to take their money elsewhere. But what did you, oh people who bought one, actually think of it? Head over to our forum and talk about what you liked, what you hated and what you wanted to change.
Source: Engadget Product Forums
At the dawn of a new console generation, there are inevitably going to be long stretches without many major game releases. Although The Order: 1886 just came out and Bloodborne and Battlefield Hardline are coming soon, you probably won't have to quit your job to stay caught up.
Silly name conventions aside, what do we know about this tablet? Well, it is going to have a 2K screen and be either 10” or 12.5”. For some reason I am leaning towards the bigger size. It makes more sense and it seems like it will fit into their ecosystem better at that size.
Other things we know is that it will feature a Snapdragon chip of some sort, potentially the new 810, as Sony have been quite vocal about their support for this chipset. The new chip from Qualcomm does allow the use of up to 8GB of RAM so we can expect an improvement over the Z3 Range here as well. I’m guessing 4GB.
Storage wise, I would expect this to come with at least 16GB on board as a bare minimum, but hopefully that is bumped up to 32GB or even 64GB whilst retaining microSD card support. Will we see a LTE version? Only time will tell, but it wouldn’t surprise me.
We know from the image that the tablet will be very thin, just like the Z3 Tablet compact which just came out last year. Other rumours are pointing to this machine having some sort of docking keyboard which will support backlighting and will give a laptop-like experience. If this is true, I for one am going to find it very hard to resist as readers will know I have a weakness for Sony kit.
I think Sony are going to be aiming this at the higher segment and pitching this as a competitor to the Surface range and also to the oft-rumoured iPad Pro. If this is the case, expect the device to be in the £500 to £700 price-point.
One thing we can be sure of from this leak is that there will indeed be a Z4 family (as if there had ever been any doubt). Hopefully the X4 phones will be next.
All of the above is merely speculation as I have no real backup for the rumoured specs other than the screen resolution. These are just what I think would make sense for Sony to release given the market as it stands today.
I will be running to the Sony stand as soon as the doors open on Monday to try and find out more for you, so keep it here for the latest updates.
Via- Xperia Blog
This is confirmation that the device is both coming and will have lollipop out of the box
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It’s been just a few days since the Sony Xperia E4 was announced but, just ahead of Mobile World Congress, they’ve now slipped out the 4G variant.
Available from April for “around €129″ (£94.60) the Xperia E4g, as it’s known, will be appearing in Carphone Warehouse, plus networks like O2 and Vodafone. They’ll also be selling a dual-SIM version, but both versions have a 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU with a 4.7″ (960×540 pixels) screen and the Google Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) OS. Other specifications include a rear 5 megapixel camera, front-facing 2 megapixel shooter and 2300 mAh battery. Available in both black and white shades, there’s also NFC, WiFi, GPS etc.
Get the full details on the Sony Mobile website. I don’t know about you, but it’s quite nice seeing more dual-SIM devices coming to the market.
Further information below..
Xperia™ E4g – the easy-to-use, speedy smartphone with Sony quality
· Get started without the wait – speedy set up with XperiaTM Transfer, and automatic camera settings
· Sleek Sony design inside and out, with minimalistic design and customisable interfaces
· Do more for longer, with two-day battery life1, NFC connectivity and easy customisation options
· Super-fast 4G LTE connectivity delivers the speed you need for information and entertainment on the go
· Available in Black and White colour options
London, 24th February 2015 – Earlier this month, Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) introduced Xperia™ E4; the affordable, easy-to-use smartphone with great battery life – in a quality Sony design. Now, Sony unveils the exciting Xperia™ E4g smartphone, offering the same ease-of-use and powerful battery performance – with fast 4G LTE connectivity.
“Xperia E4 set out to bring many of the premium features people expect of Sony to lower-tier devices; Xperia E4g brings that same quality and ease of use – but with super-fast 4G LTE connectivity” said Tony McNulty, Vice President, Value Category Business Management at Sony Mobile Communications. “With simple set-up and unrivalled 2 day battery life, we believe both models represent value for those who want premium Sony technology and experiences often only associated with high-end devices.”
Get started without the wait – speedy set up… just point and shoot!
Xperia E4g is built to ensure that you can set up and enjoy your new smartphone, from the moment you pull it out of the box. For those new to Xperia, migration from other Android, Windows or BlackBerry devices is super quick and easy. The Xperia Transfer app, allows you to move contacts, photos, bookmarks, apps, music, messages and much more securely, without the hassle – or worry of losing anything important.
Smartphone photography is made easy, with Auto scene Recognition automatically recognising and optimising capture settings for up to 52 scenarios for the perfect shots wherever you are. And, with NFC you can share your images easily with just one-touch.
Xperia E4g features Sony’s minimalist Android skin, but also brings the Simple Home interface providing larger icons and all your favorite apps on one screen, with those you don’t need stored neatly away in folders – perfect if you prefer to use your smartphone for specific functions.
Right on cue, with signature Sony design
Xperia E4g is Sony inside and out; rounded and robust, perfect for one hand usage. Available in classic Black and White, Xperia E4g retains that timeless Xperia form – a precision-cut power button, elevated mirror-finish logo and stainless steel camera ring and a scratch-resistant screen to add an extra layer of premium.
Built for speed – 4G LTE and two-day battery life, powered by a 1.5 GHz Quad-core processor
Xperia E4g is 4G LTE ready – which means you can enjoy the fastest news and information download, find your way using maps, check and send email, send pictures to friends and family in seconds, and enjoy lag-free music streaming on the go.
Sony’s latest smartphones are recognised for unrivalled battery life. Xperia E4g is no different, packing a powerful 2300mAh battery that gives you up to two-day’s battery life; eliminating the need for regular charging. If that isn’t enough, one click activates Battery STAMINA Mode to regulate power management, and Ultra STAMINA Mode keeps your phone running on its core functions for a week.
Supporting slick and fast performance, Xperia E4g has a highly-tuned 1.5 GHz Quad-core processor, meaning that you can run multiple apps, surf the web and stream videos all at once.
Xperia E4g launches from April for around €129. UK retailers will include Carphone Warehouse, O2 and Vodafone. It will also be available in a Dual SIM variant – for full specifications please visit: http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-e4-g/specifications/