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Sony will not upgrade Xperia Play to Android 4.0

In its latest Android 4.0 upgrade deployment update, Sony Mobile today confirmed that the Xperia Play will not be upgraded to Android 4.0. Sony had launched a beta version of the update some time ago but has now decided not to move forward with the update: In regards to Xperia PLAY, after extensive in house testing with our developer teams […]

Sony ST25i Kumquat to be known as Sony Xperia U at launch?

We may now have an official name to go along with the leaked pictures of the Sony (Ericsson) ST25i ‘Kumquat.’ Posted on the Indonesian Telecoms Regulatory body’s website (a body similar to the U.S.’ FCC) is an entry that suggests it could be known as the Sony Ericsson Xperia U. With Sony acquiring Ericsson’s share in their joint venture, it […]

Picture of Sony Ericsson ST25i ‘Kumquat’ leaked

Just days ago, a leaked Sony Mobile Communications roadmap revealed that the Xperia S announced at CES would soon after be followed up by three additional devices. Among those is the Sony Ericsson ST25i ‘Kumquat.’ A picture of it has now surfaced with the Sony Ericsson name. The image still shows it as branded Sony Ericsson but that’s likely to […]

Sony Ericsson posts US$317 million Q4 FY2011 loss

Sony Ericsson today reported its Q4 Fiscal Year 2011 results. Its last quarter before merging with Sony saw a loss of €247 million (about US$317 million) due primarily to “intense competition, price erosion and restructuring charges.” If there is a silver lining in the announcement, it is the 65% growth in Xperia smartphone quarterly sales compared to a year ago. […]

CES 2012: Sony Ericsson to become Sony Mobile Communications


Shortly after acquiring Ericsson’s share in their joint venture, Sony announced that future devices would be branded as Sony devices. At CES, the company also announced plans to rebrand its mobile division to Sony Mobile Communications. Future devices, including the just announced Xperia ion and Xperia S, will be launched under the Sony brand. Interestingly, Sony Ericsson’s green sphere logo […]

CES 2012: Sony Ericsson unveils Xperia S

The Sony Xperia ion was not the only new smartphone to be unveiled by Sony Ericsson. The company also unveiled the Xperia S, the first in its new Xperia NXT series. Xperia S showcases a new design approach referred to as “Iconic Identity”. The design will be replicated across the Xperia NXT series and creates a simple strong look that […]

Sony Ericsson Xperia MT27i “Pepper” revealed

Just ahead of CES 2012, another Sony Ericsson smartphone has been revealed. The Sony Ericsson MT27i “Pepper” is set to succeed the Xperia neo. A few specification details have emerged along with a number of pictures. Rumoured Sony Ericsson MT27i “Pepper” specifications: Processor: 1GHz dual-core (possibly the ST-Ericsson NoveThor U8500 chipset) Display: 3.7-inch WVGA (480×854) Input: Capacitive touchscreen Rear-facing camera: […]

Sony Ericsson teases new device ahead of CES

After yesterday’s teaser, Sony Ericsson today posted a number of pictures of a new smartphone ahead of its expected CES announcement. The pictures, the ones below, show a dedicated shutter button, a microHDMI port, an HD camera, and a camera icon. Two Sony Ericsson smartphones have been revealed by recent rumours: The Xperia Nozomi (LT26i) and the LT28at (perhaps as […]