Engadget has received a document which shows that Three UK should start selling the Galaxy Note III on September 16. The Sony Xperia Z1 is expected to arrive a bit later - on September 24. At the very bottom of the screenshot we can see that the LG G2 is also headed to Three, being scheduled to go on sale on October 1.
The two most anticipated smartphones of next week's IFA show, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z1, haven't been officially announced, but neither manufacturer has made any secret of their existence.
The Galaxy Note 3 is presently available on the market for anybody has an interest in, however the Rumor mill has already been getting busy on the next Samsung flagship. Based On ETNEws The new sony and Samsung LSI are preparing themselves for any putting in a bid war being the primary supplier from the camera, which based on sources will have a 16 Mega pixel sensor. It's likely to be put into the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Samsung LSI has that ISOCELL technology allow it an advantage in addition to optical image stabilization, but that is only accessible inside a 13 Mega pixel module for the time being. Additionally, there are the truth that Samsung LSI belongs to Samsung itself therefore it has better connections round the Mobile division.
Next come some gossips concerning the specs from the Samsung Galaxy S5 from Joseilbo. They're very positive and, you might argue, slightly impractical. First in regards to the CPU, that is stated to become 64-bit octa-core Exynos. We have learned about this chipset before and it is stated to become a 14nm Exynos 6. 4 GB of RAM can also be pointed out, however that sounds a lot more like a wishlist than actual insider information.
We have heard the next Galaxy S line up will even have the ability to withstand water and mud which it'll have eye-checking tech. Can be if the introduction of individuals will really finish promptly so that they reach the Galaxy S5, though. We looking forward to Samsung announcing it at the MWC next February.
UK MOBILE RETAILER Carphone Warehouse has said that the Sony Xperia E is going to be arriving on its shelves in February. The web phone shop announced today that it'll start selling the telephone in February, there is however no word on pricing yet.
Announced by Sony recently, the Sony Xperia E will be the latest midrange addition for Sony's Xperia lineup, since the Japanese phone maker continues to move far away from a hero strategy.
The specs of the Sony Xperia E will arrive using a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a 3.5in 480x320 touchscreen, running Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean mobile operating system.
This phone clearly aiming at those who wouldn't like a flashy Android phone, the Sony Xperia E also has a 3.2MP rear-facing camera, no front-facing camera, 4GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, a 1530mAh battery and Sony's usual mobile software including Walkman apps and it is Timescape user interface.
Sony announced its plans to develop and introduce a Firefox device next year. Sony could be right on in deciding to launch a Firefox Device and this could also mean that the open-source OS may actually have a chance to create a niche in a competitive market dominated by Android and IOS. According to reports, the CEO validates the project that combines Firefox and HTML 5 technologies and it sounds promising.
This news was revealed in an event held by both the Spanish carrier Telefonica and Sony, wherein the Sony devices that will be offered by the carrier were announced.
Other manufacturers have also expressed interest in developing Mozilla phones such as Alcatel, LG, ZTE and Huawei and it's only been weeks since the Firefox OS has been announced. Let's wait and see.
The Xperia C670X is making a buzz among gossip mongers and it is said to rival the Galaxy S 4 with its Snapdragon 600 processor and 1080pixels screen. This rumored device was not announced on the Mobile World Congress. The devices that were introduced in the MWC were the Xperia ZL and the Xperia Z with the model names C650X and C660X, respectively.
According to a Sony informant, who confirmed the possibility of a C670X, a reported HTML 5 benchmark diagnostics showed a C680X, which is possibly another high-powered device from Sony. As with the C670X, it might be something to rival the likes of the HTC One with its processor and chipset.
It will also have an Exmore RS 13MP camera and will run on the latest Android Jelly Bean. Furthermore, an image of the rumored device was leaked but the authenticity was not verified.
While many welcome high-powered devices from Sony, others are not too excited about the fact that there are multiple flagship and high-powered devices all at once.
After a controversial and interesting stint in Prague, the purple Xperia Z will make a splash in UK come April. Although some mobile shops may already be carrying the device on their shelves, it has not been formally launched in the country as of yet.
Most shops and carriers are already accepting pre-orders for the purple Sony Xperia Z, which will surely appeal to a young and hip market. It also comes with the usual black and white versions, for variety.
It is said that there won't be any price difference on different colors of the Xperia Z. This smartphone is waterproof for up to 30 minutes and 1 meter underwater. Its recent introduction in Prague drew quite a number of men and women who watched models in the shower talking over the phone using the Sony Xperia Z. What a way to attract attention, which makes us wonder if they'll do the same thing in UK?
Sony made a very good decision when they decided to launch the Xperia Z, their newest flagship phone. They got ahead of the competition literally by getting launched earlier than the others. When it went on sale, people did not really expect it to do so well, especially since the Samsung Galaxy S 4 has already been launched. Aside from the Galaxy S 4, its main rivals include, the HTC One, iPhone 5, Optimus G Pro, among others.
The Xperia Z is a waterproof design that many find vary useful. It can also be recalled that one of its marketing gimmicks in Prague involved a woman and a man showering and using the Xperia Z, while doing so. Furthermore, design-wise, it has a pretty sturdy build.
This phone is actually quite the underdog. Recently, reports have come out that the Xperia Z has already sold over 40 million from the time that it has been launched (40 days). Also, with Sony's dedication to retain this level of quality in their products, the company should already be proud of what the Xperia Z has achieved in a few weeks since it was launched.
The new smartphone from Sony that lets you experience underwater filming in Full HD. The Xperia ZR packs all of Sony's camera expertise into a sleek smartphone and helps you make a splash and share it with just a single touch.
The camera lets you shoot full HD videos, and the device's Exmor RS image sensor lets you take HDR photos and videos, all of which could result in some stunning underwater footage if you're not scared to get a little wet.
The full list of Xperia ZR features includes: HSPA+ connectivity, NFC, Android Jelly Bean, 4.55 inch shatter-proof HD display (1280 x 720 pixels), Wi-Fi, aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 13MP rear camera, VGA front-facing camera, quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and Sony's Battery STAMINA Mode.
The Sony Xperia ZR has four color versions: black, white, pink, and mint. It will be launched in various markets around the world before the end of June.
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Sony plans to start selling its flagship Xperia Z phone through a U.S. carrier shortly; increased marketing efforts should help things, Sony CEO Hirai said.
Xperia Z managed to be the top-selling phone for six weeks straight in a highly competitive, which's Japan
Neither Sony nor T-Mobile are giving any hint as to when the expected launch would take place, but we would hope soon considering that the Xperia Z has been available internationally for a few months now. It's good to see that Sony is still willing to put in the effort to sell devices to the U.S. market, especially after some serious price drops in its Xperia ZL handset being sold unlocked here.
Sony may have shipped more than 4 million Xperia Z units around the world (as of April). Kaz Hirai did say that sales were going well, but didn't provide exact numbers. In any case, it's clear that there's demand for high-end waterproof smartphones - and this is why Samsung will introduce the Galaxy S4 Active in the near future.
The Sony Xperia Z Google Edition will most likely feature Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, unless Google changes its mind and launches Android 4.3 Jelly Bean by the time the handset is officially announced. Of course, the Xperia Z Google Edition will be part of the the same update schedule that includes the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition and the HTC One Google Edition.
The Sony Xperia Z Google Edition will be developed on the same hardware platform of the original Xperia Z. The Sony Xperia Z Google Edition will boast the same 5-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels covered by a shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass. It will also come with IP57 cretification - dust and water resistant, being water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes.
Obviously it will be identical to the non-Google Edition Xperia Z in terms of specs. Pricing info hasn't been leaked, but a $599 price point is being rumored. Release date is rumored for July.
Nokia has proved its resilience by being voted one of the most respected brands in India. As much as it has not been able to receive such accolades worldwide, this is an important milestone considering the turbulence it has experienced in recent years.
In India, users seem to adore its latest devices if a new report indicating that it has surpassed its competitors including Sony and Samsung is anything to go by. Retaining a strong position in emerging markets is good to the company right now.
Nokia became profitable again during the last quarter of 2012 after a long period of losses. Now that the holiday season has ended, it remains to be seen if the manufacturer will be able to maintain this performance. This will be ascertained at the end of the first quarter of 2013.
Google and Microsoft both reportedly want to extend the Nexus 7 and Surface tablet lineups to include smartphones as a means to further increase the penetration of their own platforms, but the two companies will implement the techniques in a different tune, based on industry sources.
Google aims to launch smartphones based on its Nexus 7 platform in cooperation using a number of smartphone branded vendors with Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications and HTC likely to be potential partners, said the sources.
However, Microsoft is reportedly tapping ODM maker Pegatron for that production of WP8-based smartphones slated for launch within the first half of 2013, the sources indicated.
Google reportedly will permit branded vendors setting hardware specifications along with looks of the forthcoming Nexus smartphones so long as the models are based on its latest native Android system, said the sources, adding this approach seems to be acceptable to brand players, since Google apparently is keeping its promise of not offering preferential treatment to Motorola.
Microsoft's go on to cooperate with ODMs could backfire, since its own-brand WP8 smartphones may compete directly with comparable models via its brand partners, including Nokia, HTC and Samsung. The three branded vendors have unveiled their WP8 models.
Additionally, Microsoft also requires all WP8 models to utilize the same platform and interface, reducing the differentiation of WP8 smartphones and thus creating more competition in the same camp, the source commented.