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Xperia J1 Compact

Sony announces Xperia J1 Compact with a decent specs sheet

Sony has somehow become a specialist in the mini smartphone segment with its Compact series of smartphones. The company has now launched yet another device which fits into the segment quite well, known as the Xperia J1 Compact. The device is pretty identical to the Xperia Z1 Compact which was launched early last year, so much so

VAIO Phone

First VAIO phone VA-10J goes official in Japan

A few weeks ago, there was talk of VAIO Corporation releasing their first smartphone. Much was expected from the manufacturer after it was sold off by Sony. And right on cue, the company has officially unveiled the VA-10J handset, but only in Japan for the time being. At first glance, we can notice that the handset

Samsung Galaxy C7

Samsung could be looking to withdraw its mobile business from Japan

A new report suggests that Samsung might be considering a complete withdrawal of its mobile business from Japan. This comes as numerous reports suggest that customers in the region prefer smartphones from Apple, Sony and other local manufacturers over Samsung. Samsung’s marketshare in the region is believed to have dipped close to 4% as of recently,

Xperia Z2 Compact Colors

Leaked brochure images reveal the Xperia Z2 Compact

The ‘mini’ version of the Sony Xperia Z2 is expected to break cover sometime soon according to numerous leaks over the past few weeks. And a new leaked Sony brochure has now revealed the design and dimensions of this upcoming smartphone. As it turns out, this handset will be known as the Xperia A2 and not the Xperia

LG G3 Isai KDDI

Possible Japanese version of the LG G3 leaks out

The LG G3 isn’t breaking cover until June this year, but possible variants of the handset are already making their way to the rumor mill. This new smartphone that you see above is reportedly launching on Japanese carrier au by KDDI. The smartphone is known as the LG isai, which is most likely a code name

Wi-Fi-only Sony Xperia Z Ultra launched in Japan

When the Xperia Z Ultra was launched, it was the biggest phablet around thanks to its 6.4-inch screen. With the launch of 6-inch phones like the HTC One Max and Nokia’s Lumia 1520, the Xperia Z Ultra doesn’t stand out in the crowd anymore, but its gigantic screen still pushes it dangerously close to tablet

Xperia Z1S

Report claims the Sony Xperia Z1 f outsold the iPhones in Japan

The Sony Xperia Z1 f was announced way back in October through Japanese carrier NTT Docomo for the local market. The handset however made its way to the Japanese markets very recently (December 19) and a new report claims that it has been a huge success so far. Japan isn’t traditionally favorable towards Samsung or

Xperia Z1 f

Sony officially launches the Xperia Z1 f in Japan through NTT Docomo

Sony has just officially launched the Xperia Z1 f smartphone in Japan, a couple of months after its initial announcement through local carrier NTT Docomo. The smartphone can now be purchased in Japan through the carrier and Sony will also make the smartphone available to global markets in the coming weeks. The smartphone costs 79,800

Sony Xperia Z1 f Launches This December 19 In Japan

Sony’s smaller version of the elegant Xperia Z1 will finally be released in the market this coming December 19 in the Japanese market. An updated posting at the NTT DoCoMo site has revealed that the Sony Xperia Z1 f will be made available on the said date. This model will come in four different colors,

Galaxy J Taiwan

Samsung Galaxy J could break cover in Taiwan next week

The Samsung Galaxy J was announced back in Japan almost two months ago via local carrier NTT Docomo. However, the smartphone showed hints of making its way to Taiwan as well, according to a local certification site. Samsung has now firmly dropped a hint of its official unveiling in Taiwan next week. According to this

Scentee

Scentee accessory provides alerts…to your nose?

The creators of Scentee, a new smartphone accessory from Japan, seem to believe that regular notifications that alert you via vibrations, tones, or LED lights are old school. Its solution: a notification system that emits scents and smells to let you know that you have a new message waiting to be opened. Scentee works by

Galaxy J

Samsung Galaxy J leaks out in Japan with a 20.7MP camera

The Samsung Galaxy J has leaked out in Japan with an allegedly stellar specs sheet. The smartphone seems to be headed towards local carrier NTT Docomo which has first dibs on all the new smartphones in Japan, so we won’t be surprised if it remains a carrier exclusive. The smartphone is reported to come with

Sony Xperia Z1 Mini

Sony Xperia Z1 Mini front panel photo leaked

A purported photo of the Sony Xperia Z1 Mini has just surfaced online. The image was spotted at etradesupply.com, an electronics ecommerce website. Japan-based technology website RBmen first published the photo, after having seen it on the Chinese Digi-Wo forum. The leaked photo shows the Sony logo above the smartphone’s display. It also features a