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Sony Also Takes To Facebook To Define Ice Cream Sandwich Window

About two weeks ago TFTS writer Robert Nelson scooped a story that Sony would upgrade all of the 2011 Sony Ericsson phones to Ice Cream Sandwich.  Today Sony has defined a window of “early 2012” for that upgrade to happen. According to a Sony marketing person on their Facebook page all of the Sony Ericsson

Sony Considering Buying Out Ericsson

While the hardware has been nice the Sony Ericsson Xperia brand of Android phones hasn’t faired nearly as well as the likes of Samsung, HTC, Motorola and even LG.  Their latest Android device to hit the states, the Shiny Ericsson Xperia Ray had to be released as an unlocked device because Sony Ericsson was unable

Sony Ericsson CEO Sticking By Android

I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who hasn’t owned or currently owned a Sony product. Whether it be a walkman back in the 80’s or 90’s or a television or a PS3, Sony has been a firm innovator in technology.  Sony Ericsson however seems to be struggling as a competitor in the Android OS

Sony Offering Unlocked Xperia Ray In The U.S. For $424.99

While at MWC earlier this year Sony Ericsson CEO Bert Nordberg told U.S. based journalists that Sony Ericsson was going to push the US sales a lot harder this year. This was coming after the US was snubbed on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini and Mini Pro.  Those two unique devices were absent from any

Sony Ericsson Xperia Line Gets Update To 2.3.4

Sony Ericsson said earlier this month that they were going to update all of their current Xperia line phones to the latest version of Android. Currently the “latest’ version is Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, and as promised Sony Ericsson has begun to deliver the firmware updates.  Pocketnow is reporting that we were expecting the updates in

Sony S Tablet Arriving September 16th in US

Sony has said that their S Tablet is coming to AT&T in November. We’re also expecting a Canadian release sometime in late September. However we’re now hearing, via that the Sony S Tablet could arrive to major US retailers as early as September 16th.  September 16th (in addition to being my mom’s birthday Hi

Motorola KORE, inappropriately touching both Sony Ericsson and Apple

Now with a very similar appearance to the iPod Nano could Motorola be opening themselves up for more patent trolling by Apple? Using an example of the language used in Apple’s filing versus Samsung,

“Instead of pursuing independent product development, Samsung has chosen to slavishly copy Apple’s innovative technology, distinctive user interfaces, and elegant and distinctive product and packaging design, in violation of Apple’s valuable intellectual property rights”

it seems entirely plausible that Apple could add this to their patent infringement suit.

Verizon Slashes The Price Of The Xperia Play Already

The Sony Xperia Play, the first PlayStation certified Android device, was one of the most anticipated phones of early 2011. However delays stemming from the earthquake in Japan, caused supply chain problems that delayed the Xperia Play’s release.  The Xperia Play was finally released on May 26th at Verizon Wireless alongside the LG Revolution and

AT&T announces the Xperia Play with 4G LTE

TDG was  in New York tonight for AT&T’s Holiday showcase. They announced a number of devices, the first 4G LTE USB modem, a more powerful HP Touchpad 4G, with HDSPA category 14 and an upgraded 1.5-GHz processor, they handed us all an HTC Status, and then quietly shared the Xperia Play. Setting the two devices

Sony Ericsson’s First Dual Core Phone?

Late last year Sony Ericsson filed for a bunch of European trademarks including the Sony Xperia Arc and the Sony Xperia Play.  They also filed for the trademark for the Sony Xperia Duo.  When we were in Barecelona in February for Mobile World Congress (MWC) we saw the Sony Xperia Play and Xperia Arc however