IFA 2016: Sony Xperia Ear wireless earbud launch pushed to November

Sony Xperia Ear

Sony first unveiled its Sony Xperia Ear wireless earbud at MWC 2016 back in late February. It was originally scheduled to launch this summer. Sony today confirmed at its IFA 2016 press conference that the launch has now been pushed back to November. The Sony Xperia Ear is a single earpiece that connects to your smartphone via NFC or Bluetooth. It […]

Sony Xperia Ear coming to Canada later this summer

Sony Xperia Ear

The Sony Xperia Ear was unveiled earlier this year at Mobile World Congress along with a number of new Xperia smartphones. It is among the first in a new line of smart products that Sony will offer to give our devices the ability to “understand preferences, activities and behaviour, to provide useful and contextual information.” While Sony only said that it would launch this […]

Sony Future Lab wearable prototype with hands-free interface coming to SXSW

Sony Future Lab

Sony today announced the launch of a new research and development initiative called the Sony Future Lab Program. Unlike typical R&D projects, it will share concept prototypes looking to solve challenging goals with its user community to collect their feedback to refine and evolve projects. The first project, known as “N” for now, will be unveiled at the SXSW Interactive Festival taking place later […]

MWC 2016: Wireless Sony Xperia Ear

Sony Xperia Ear

It was Sony Mobile’s turn to take to the stage at Mobile World Congress earlier today. Much as its competitors did, it unveiled three new smartphones along with a  fresh take on its Xperia brand which will now include a line of smart products and concepts designed to “understand preferences, activities and behaviour, to provide useful and contextual information.” The Sony Xperia Ear wireless ear-piece […]

Sony SmartBand 2 announced

Sony SmartBand 2

Sony Mobile Communications today unveiled SmartBand 2, the successor to its original fitness band. Sony had accidentally revealed the new device back in early June. Today’s announcement confirms that the most notable change is the addition of a heart rate monitor. Combining data from the accelerometer and the new heart rate monitor allows the SmartBand 2 to track pulse and heart rate […]

Online Sony Store closing on August 28th


While Sony’s latest financial results suggest that the electronics manufacturer is making progress in turning its beleaguered fortunes around, more restructuring still lies ahead. Having already closed most of its U.S. retail stores and all 14 Sony Store retail locations in Canada, Sony this week announced plans to close its online store both in both countries. Sony announced its decision both […]