Why settle for good when you can have great? And by great, we’re referring to the Sony Xperia Z3, which T-Mobile today announced will be available at participating stores nationwide and online for $0 down (and $26.25 a month for 24 months) starting October 29.
Eager customers that just can’t wait until launch to secure their device can take advantage of T-Mobile pre-sale online, which will open starting October 15 at 12:00 a.m. PDT. This means that customers will have their Xperia Z3 shipped to them—and could receive it—BEFORE the national launch.
The Sony Xperia Z3 is the latest addition to the Un-carrier’s extensive selection of high-end smartphones. Sporting a stunning 5.2-inch screen, a top-of-the-line processor and with up to two days of battery life, the Xperia Z3 is uniquely designed for streaming movies, music and more on the nation’s fastest 4G LTE network.
“Our Data Strong network was built to support devices that can do it all, and the gorgeous Sony Xperia Z3 is no exception,” said Jason Young, Senior Vice President, Marketing at T-Mobile. “From the mind-boggling content experience with vivid colors and sound, to 4K video recording and more, the Xperia Z3 and T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G LTE network are a perfect pair.”
Being restricted by data overages is a thing of the past for Un-carrier customers – T-Mobile is the only place customers can get the Simple Choice plan with unlimited talk, text and web on the fastest nationwide LTE network in addition to out-of-this-world benefits including unlimited international data and texting in 120+ countries, no domestic overages and unlimited music streaming with Music Freedom. And now with Wi-Fi Un-leashed, Un-carrier customers get the benefit of Wi-Fi calling and can use every Wi-Fi connection like it’s a T-Mobile tower for crystal-clear Wi-Fi calling.
Sony Mobile today announced a brand new and exciting Xperia camera app that’s coming exclusively to Sony Xperia Z2 customers; Live on YouTube – by Xperia.
Live on YouTube – by Xperia allows users to broadcast up to 15 minutes of video direct to their YouTube channel from the latest Xperia handsets.
Working in a similar way to our Social LiveTM application, users can shoot videos using their Xperia devices and stream them straight on to YouTube at just the press of a button. It’s perfect for allowing would-be directors and amateur reporters to share exciting live moments with the world (or just with friends), direct from their Xperia Z2.
Whether you want to stream your child’s first steps, broadcast your own webinar or share your best friend’s wedding speech, Live on YouTube – by Xperia allows your followers and friends to see what you’re seeing, precisely when you’re seeing it.
The Enforcement Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) has entered into a Consent Decree to conclude its investigation into whether Sony Mobile Communications (USA) Inc. (Sony Mobile) offered the required number of hearing aid-compatible digital wireless handset models during the 2011-2012 reporting period. The Bureau’s investigation revealed that Sony Mobile failed to offer the requisite number of hearing aid-compatible models for 11 of the 12 months during the reporting period. Sony Mobile has admitted that such failures violated the hearing-aid compatible handset deployment rules. The failure to comply with these rules reduces the availability of hearing aid-compatible handset models and potentially limits the ability of consumers with hearing impairments to access advanced telecommunications services. To resolve the investigation, Sony Mobile will pay $400,000 and implement a three-year plan to ensure future compliance with the Commission’s hearing aid compatibility rules.
In this Order, we adopt the attached Consent Decree entered into between the Bureau and Sony Mobile. The Consent Decree resolves and terminates the Bureau’s investigation into Sony Mobile’s compliance with Sections 20.19(c)(1) and 20.19(d)(1) of the Commission’s rules (Rules).
The Bureau and Sony Mobile have negotiated the Consent Decree that resolves this matter. A copy of the Consent Decree is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
Sony has included "Xperia Themes" as part of their recent Android 4.3; Jelly Bean upgrade – it’s a new native Sony feature that will allow you to skin your Xperia smartphone in a number of creative styles. See video above.
The next Sony software rollout for Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR and Xperia Tablet Z officially starts right about now.
Sony has been working to blend their Sony Xperia software with Google’s Jelly Bean release to create some cool user experiences – in addition to a few performance tweaks here & there, some of the functionality you can look forward to includes:
Google’s Android 4.3; Jelly Bean as standard – bringing Project Butter performance & UI optimisation and a smoother graphical experience
Launched with Xperia Z1, Sony is now bringing Sony’s Smart Social Camera to these devices – Sony's signature camera experience, that lets you download, access and enjoy “Xperia camera apps” directly from within the viewfinder
Sony is also uplifting Sony’s entire native app portfolio to the latest versions – bringing tweaked / improved / current experiences for (to name but a few): Messaging, MyXperia, Smart Connect, Small apps, TrackID, Sony Select and…
Sony announced they have been working to blend the Sony Xperia software with Google’s Jelly Bean release to create some cool user experiences – in addition to a few performance tweaks here & there, some of the functionality you can look forward to includes:
Google’s Android 4.3; Jelly Bean as standard – bringing Project Butter performance & UI optimisation and a smoother graphical experience
Launched with Xperia Z1, we’re now bringing Sony’s Smart Social Camera to Xperia Z Ultra – our signature camera experience, that lets you download, access and enjoy “Xperia camera apps” directly from within the viewfinder
We’re also uplifting Sony’s entire native app portfolio to the latest versions – bringing tweaked / improved / current experiences for (to name but a few): Messaging, MyXperia, Smart Connect, Small apps, TrackID, Sony Select and…
Sony’s Media apps: WALKMAN, Album and Movies, with Sony Entertainment Network cloud service integration* - a more converged and full Sony entertainment experience – Sony Entertainment Network & PlayMemories integration with a more intuitive UI, offering seamless access to both local and cloud content
The launch of our unique custom interface experience: “Xperia Themes”, with downloadable UI packs from Sony Select – more on this soon…
The latest Android security enhancements, matched with Sony’s mobile enterprise solution: Xperia in Business
Sony Mobile Communications today introduces the new Xperia ZR featuring the highest level of water-resistance for capturing photos and Full HD videos underwater. This Android smartphone offers leading technology and content with a 4.6” HD Reality display, 13 megapixel fast capture camera, Qualcomm® Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, and 4G LTE.
“The Xperia ZR pushes the boundaries on where and how consumers can use the full potential of their smartphone. By combining Sony’s leading camera technology with the highest level of water-resistance, you will never miss another moment.” said Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications. “Bringing together the best of Sony’s leading technology, media applications and easy one-touch connectivity with the largest ever range of NFC-enabled accessories, the Xperia ZR delivers the unique smartphone experience that people can expect from Sony.”
Cincinnati Bell, the region’s leading provider of communications services for homes and businesses, today announced it will begin selling the new Sony Xperia ZL, a premium smartphone with a razor-sharp 5-inch high-definition Reality Display. The Xperia ZL from Sony will be available from Cincinnati Bell online and in stores by May 1 for $249.99 after mail-in rebate with a two-year equipment agreement.
“We’re excited to add the Sony Xperia ZL to our line of premium smartphones. With this extraordinary device, customers can connect with each other using the best technology Sony has to offer,” said Mike Vanderwoude, senior vice president/general manager, Consumer Markets. “The Xperia ZL on Cincinnati Bell’s 4G wireless network creates an unbeatable combination.”
The Xperia ZL has all of the specifications and premium features expected from a technology innovator like Sony. A razor-sharp 5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) Reality Display brings Sony’s long-standing TV expertise to the smartphone delivering optimized color, contrast and clarity. Intelligent camera capabilities previously only available in Sony digital cameras make taking high-quality images easier than ever, no matter what the conditions.
The latest version of Android software, Jelly Bean makes your smartphone easier to use through several enhancements, including changes to the notification display that group updates from the same application together, and allow you to expand or collapse notifications. Customers will also be able to view the full text of an SMS message and the full photo of a MMS in the notification window. Additionally, event notifications display more of the event description to let you quickly see relevant details without having to open the app, and you can even snooze or dismiss an individual event from within the notification.
To help customers better manage their data consumption, the Jelly Bean update adds a data usage calculator that allows you to set a limit on your data usage each month.
Beginning Nov. 2, AT&T will give everyday people the chance to live like James Bond with the launch of the Sony Xperia TL for $99.99 with a two-year agreement. Featured in the upcoming 007 film, Skyfall, Xperia TL features Sony’s best HD capture and viewing experiences and the ability to share content across multiple devices through One-touch connectivity with near field communication (NFC). A look at Xperia TL’s features in action is available in this video.
The Xperia TL’s 13-megapixel primary camera brings even the smallest of details to life. This high resolution fast capture camera takes quality images swiftly with its quick launch feature, going from standby mode (sleep) to first shot in just 1.5 seconds, making sure life’s unexpected moments are not missed. Plus, both the rear and front-facing cameras deliver HD recording capabilities for vivid video capture on the go.
Xperia TL offers Sony’s best HD viewing on a smartphone with a superb 4.6-inch HD Reality Display (1280 x 720), powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine for razor sharp clarity and brilliance. The viewing experience on Xperia TL is accentuated by a stylish, sleek form factor that emphasizes the display. For those looking to take their content from their smartphone screen to the TV screen, Xperia TL connects through HDMI with MHL support or wirelessly through DLNA.
AT&T today announced plans to offer Xperia TL, the latest Sony smartphone bringing Sony's best HD experiences, easy connectivity with 'One-touch' sharing enabled by NFC (Near Field Communications) and award-winning** arc design. This 4G LTE smartphone takes connected entertainment to the next level with new Sony media applications.
Photo enthusiasts will delight in the impressive images taken with Xperia TL's 13-megapixel primary camera that brings even the smallest of details to life. This high resolution camera captures quality images swiftly with its quick launch feature, going from standby mode (sleep) to first shot in just 1.5 seconds,1 making sure life's unexpected moments are not missed. Plus, both the rear and front-facing cameras deliver HD recording capabilities for vivid video capture on the go.
Xperia TL gives you the ultimate in HD with a superb 4.6-inch HD display (1080 x 720), powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine for razor sharp clarity and brilliance. The viewing experience on Xperia TL is accentuated by a stylish, slim form factor that emphasizes the display. For those looking to take their content from their smartphone screen to the TV screen, Xperia TL connects through MHL or wirelessly through DLNA.
To make enjoying content across devices even easier, Xperia TL supports 'One-touch' connectivity through NFC. Now, you can conveniently and instantaneously enjoy your music and photos across an array of NFC enabled devices by simply touching one to another to establish a wireless connection without a cumbersome pairing process. To get started with experiencing NFC, Xperia TL comes with one Xperia SmartTag in box. Using near field communication technology, SmartTags let you store device preferences for a variety of locations and situations – like opening and controlling volume on the music player if you head out for a run, turning on GPS and Bluetooth in the car or turning on your alarm and silencing your ringer at night.
Sony Mobile Communications today announced a new range of Xperia smartphones, along with the first Xperia Tablet from Sony Corporation at the consumer electronics show IFA. Featuring in the upcoming James Bond cinema release Skyfall, Xperia T (also coming in a variant known as Xperia TX for some specific markets) is the new global flagship model, providing Sony’s best HD smartphone screen, camera and easy ‘One-touch’ functions enabled by NFC (Near Field Communications).
Xperia V shares many of the same great features with Xperia T, but is also LTE enabled for superfast network performance and comes with the highest level of water resistance in smartphone. Xperia J has eye-catching design with a stand-out screen size for consumers looking to combine great style with affordability. Xperia Tablet S brings Xperia to the world of tablet for the first time. Xperia T will launch globally over the next few weeks. Xperia V and Xperia J will launch globally in calendar Q4 2012.
“This year’s IFA marks an important milestone for Sony and Sony Mobile Communications. Xperia smartphones are at the heart of Sony’s mobile strategy of delivering a consistent user experience across devices, enabling consumers to easily and quickly access the world of entertainment that Sony delivers,” commented Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications.
Sony Mobile Communications ("Sony Mobile") today announced two new Xperia smartphones, Xperia miro and Xperia tipo. Xperia miro is a slim and stylish smartphone available in a fun range of colours with deep integration of Facebook throughout contacts, photo gallery and the music player, plus Sony's xLOUD audio technology for crisp and loud sound. Xperia tipo is designed to be easy to use enabling consumers to get the most from their smartphones - whether browsing the web, sharing pictures or downloading apps. Xperia tipo will also be available in a dual SIM version - Xperia tipodual - so that consumers can switch between tariffs with just one touch to stay on the most cost effective plan. Both smartphones will launch globally in calendar Q3 2012.
"Xperia miro and Xperia tipo are for consumers looking for entertainment experiences and functionality traditionally associated with high-end Android smartphones", said Calum MacDougall, Director Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications." "Xperia miro is for those who want an integrated social media and a great music experience while Xperia tipo is for consumers who want to realise the benefits of a smartphone for the first time as they migrate from a feature phone."
Xperia miro -the fun social smartphone from Sony
Xperia miro is a slim, stylish smartphone with Facebook social experiences integrated throughout. Users are alerted to new incoming messages and social updates with colourful illuminations, and can easily video chat with friends using the front facing camera. To provide great music entertainment it integrates Sony's xLOUD audio technology, giving crisp and loud sound. Xperia miro comes pre-installed with Music Unlimited from Sony Entertainment Network, providing instant access to millions of music tracks on the move.
Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today announced two new Xperia smartphones for consumers looking for premium specifications and beautiful design with extra durability and water resistance. Xperia go and Xperia acro S have scratch resistant mineral glass displays and meet industry standard IP ratings* (International Protection) for protection against dust and water immersion.
Xperia go and Xperia acro S enable easy connectivity to share and enjoy content on TV, smartphone, laptop or tablet. They also come preloaded with Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited from Sony Entertainment Network giving access to Hollywood blockbusters, TV series and millions and millions of music tracks. Xperia go and Xperia acro S will be available globally from the third quarter of 2012.
Consumer demand for durable and water resistant smartphones Industry research demonstrates that consumers consider durability and water resistance as important features when purchasing a smartphone. For example, a study conducted in Japan by Mobile Marketing Data Labo** highlighted water resistance in the top three most important features for smartphone buyers. In a recent poll*** on Sony Mobile’s Facebook community more than a third of participants stated durability as the most important feature when choosing a smartphone. Also, Xperia acro HD, which has the same durability and water resistance features as Xperia acro S, has been the best selling smartphone in Japan since its launch in March****, further demonstrating the appeal of durability and water resistance.
Sony Mobile Communications today announced two new Xperia Android smartphones designed specifically for the Japanese market. Xperia GX and Xperia SX join the popular Xperia NX and Xperia acro HD, currently among the best selling smartphones in Japan. Both Xperia GX and Xperia SX enable easy connectivity with multiple screens to share and enjoy content on whichever screen best suits the situation, whether it’s TV, smartphone, laptop or tablet.
Xperia LTE smartphones for Japan The first Sony branded smartphones to launch in Japan Xperia GX and Xperia SX are LTE enabled with download speeds of up to 75mbps. They come with 1.5GHz dual core processors for faster performance and Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA® Engine for razor sharp clarity, full HD video and Sony Exmor R for mobile, enabling the capture of high quality, bright pictures and HD videos even in low light. With HD sharing through DLNA, and HDMI, controlling the smartphone with the TV remote control when connected to the TV, Xperia GX also deliver a full HD experience on the big screen.
New media applications Bringing the best of Sony technology and premium entertainment experiences, Xperia GX and Xperia SX also introduce three new media applications:
The “WALKMAN” application integrates signature high quality audio technologies such as clear stereo, clear bass, VPT surround sound, manual equalizer and xLOUD with new innovative ways to play, discover and recommend music.
The “Album” application brings new intuitive ways to sort and browse high quality photos and videos in blazing speed, as well as providing instant viewing, commenting and sharing of photos on Facebook and other online albums, leveraging the great camera capabilities of Xperia GX and Xperia SX.
The “Movies” application streamlines the playback and viewing of movies in high quality audio and video with intelligent database search to discover more info about the movie for a rich and immersive experience.
Brightstar Corp., the world’s largest specialized wireless distributor and a global leader in services and solutions for the wireless industry announced today they will bring the newest Xperia smartphones from Sony to the U.S. market. Brightstar’s ability to deliver to national and regional operators will ensure devices such as the highly anticipated Xperia NXT series including the Xperia S, Xperia P and Xperia U, will become available to consumers across the country in urban or rural markets.
Brightstar will provide Sony Mobile Communications with various services including forward logistics, programming, reverse logistics with warranty support and customized go-to-market solutions. The agreement will leverage Brightstar’s regional and local expertise.
“We are thrilled to expand Sony Mobile Communications’ presence in the U.S. with Brightstar, offering a broader range of our Xperia portfolio to consumers,” said Paul Hamnett, President of Sony Mobile Communications, North America.”
Sony is widely recognized as one of the most prominent entertainment technology brands worldwide, and the Xperia NXT series of devices meet the consumer needs for content integration, placing the smartphone at the center of the four screens they use the most: the television, tablet, computer and smartphone. The Xperia smartphones from Sony are expected to become available through Brightstar’s extensive distribution channels this summer.