With Sony's launch event we had the occasion to see their first Android Wear device. Sony presents the SmartWatch 3 and the SmartBand Talk wearable device watches. The SmartWatch 3 sports a 1.6" 320x320 TFT LCD run by a 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A7 SoC and powered by a 420mAh battery. We find 512MB of RAM and 4GB of system NAND. The device is IP68 certified even though it is charged by a standard microUSB port. There's not much to say about the specifications of the watch as Sony has kept it pretty simple. Since Android Wear is not customizeable by OEMs, there is no differentiation between it and previous square Wear smartwatches. In terms of design, there's only one way I would describe...

Sony Announces Xperia P and U, joining Xperia S NXT Series

Back at CES, then Sony Ericsson announced the Xperia S. Today at MWC 2012, the newly acquired Sony Mobile Communications announced two more Xperia NXT series devices - the...

10 by Brian Klug on 2/26/2012

Sony Vaio Z2: Everything is Peripheral

Users who want everything out of their notebook, no matter how ridiculous the demands, are probably more than at least a little curious about Sony's VAIO Z2. There's good...

88 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/13/2012

Sony VAIO: Z with Dock, SE with IPS, and an Ultrabook Concept

When we stopped by the Sony booth, there was plenty to see. Vivek will be covering some of the other areas—tablets and gaming devices—while I’ll focus on the laptop...

20 by Jarred Walton on 1/15/2012

Sony Shows Off VAIO Slider Concept

We’ve seen a lot of laptop ideas come and go over the years. One that seems to periodically resurface is the slider, a device that can function as a...

5 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2012

PS3 System Software Version 4.00 Adds Vita Support

Sony has released System Software version 4.00 for PlayStation 3 owners. This update primarily supports integration with the PlayStation Vita, which is launching in Japan on December 17 (the...

3 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/30/2011

Sony Acquires Sony Ericsson

Sony has released a press statement which announces Sony's purchase of Sony Ericsson. Before today, Sony has owned 50% of Sony Ericsson while Ericsson has held the other 50%...

21 by Kristian Vättö on 10/27/2011

Mobile GPU Faceoff: AMD Dynamic Switchable Graphics vs. NVIDIA Optimus Technology

AMD has had switchable graphics technology with their mobile GPUs for a while now, with solutions like the original HP Envy 13 from two years back and Lenovo’s T400...

91 by Jarred Walton on 9/20/2011

Sony SMP-N200: Smarting Up Your Old TV

Moving TVs off the shelf is no easy task, so the industry joins in hyping initiatives every year. Last year it was 3D, this year it's Smart. We haven't...

6 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/19/2011

Sony VAIO S Series: All Day Consumer Computing

You asked for it, you got it: in house, a review of Sony's longstanding 13.3" road warrior S series. It's light, has a matte screen, switchable graphics, a mainstream...

70 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/9/2011

Sony Preparing New 3D Headset for Japanese Release

The HMZ-T1, the first iteration of a concept Sony demoed this past CES, will release in Japan on November 11, says Sony Japan. Japan will serve as a test market...

13 by Craig Getting on 8/31/2011

Sony Enters Tablet Market - Announces Two Tablets

Sony has finally made it official, they are entering the tablet business. This move has been anticipated for a while now so this may not be a big surprise...

40 by Kristian Vättö on 8/31/2011

Nintendo and Sony Announce Low-Cost Wii and PSP for Europe

Two strikingly similar announcements came out of Gamescom over the past two days. During a press conference yesterday, Sony unveiled the PSP-E1000, a discounted PlayStation Portable that can still...

3 by Craig Getting on 8/17/2011

All PS3 Models Receive $50 Price Cut

Sony's PS3 console is getting a price cut: in the US, the 160 GB model will now cost $249 instead of $299 and the 320GB model will now cost...

17 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/16/2011

Sony Announces PSN PLAY Program: Buy Four Select Games, Get One Free

With Microsoft’s Summer of Arcade promotion becoming an annual success, Sony’s prepared an answer: the PlayStation Network PLAY program. Pre-orders for the program begin today (August 9), and the...

2 by Craig Getting on 8/9/2011

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play: Where Do You Want To Take Your Gaming Today?

The debate over the potential (or not, depending on your perspective) for cellular handsets to supplant dedicated portable gaming consoles was already at the 'dull roar' stage when Steve...

36 by Brian Dipert on 8/8/2011

PlayStation Vita Bumped to Early 2012 in US, Europe

If you were hoping to pick up a PlayStation Vita this holiday season, you'd better live in Japan: Sony's Kaz Hirai dropped the bad news in a Japanese press...

9 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/4/2011

Samsung to Manufacture PS Vita SoC

A report in the (Japanese-language) Semiconductor Industry News today revealed that the quad-core Cortex A9 ARM SoC for Sony's upcoming Playstation Vita handheld would be manufactured by Samsung on...

12 by Andrew Cunningham on 7/29/2011

Sony Updates Vaio Z: Light Peak and An External GPU

Sony has announced an updated Vaio Z lineup today. Vaio Z is Sony’s premium 13” laptop series which essentially packs performance of a 15” laptop into a smaller form...

99 by Kristian Vättö on 6/28/2011

More of AMD’s Brazos E-350 with the MSI X370 and Sony VAIO YB

It may have taken some time for AMD’s Fusion to finally arrive, but now it’s here and we’re starting to see a decent number of Brazos laptops. We’ve already...

42 by Jarred Walton & Dustin Sklavos on 3/14/2011

Sony EE34: Sony Makes Budget AMD Laptops?

You can't buy it from Sony's website. If you blinked you might have missed the news popping up on a couple of different sites about its existence. If you...

53 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/22/2011

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