Google launches new voice control for Android. Apple breaks over-the-air Jailbreaking. Spock's coffin has us spinning in our graves. And also, Rafe needs a new TV. Yeah, it's kind of a slow news day.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
Ever since the slow decline of the PSP platform began, we've wondered where exactly Sony would go next with its handheld-gaming platform. Despite Marcus Rivers and a handful of admittedly good titles, the PSP has been too expensive for its own good, while the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android phones have become increasingly good and cheap gaming alternatives.
Nintendo answered back with 3D technology on the 3DS, but it has always seemed like the PSP could take its strong downloadable-game library onto a phone-like device with good results. We even predicted that as a longshot at this year's … Read more
Of all the major U.S. carriers, AT&T's lagged a bit on the Android front but has recently beefed up its selection of phones with the HTC Aria, the Samsung Captivate, and now the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10.
Long rumored for AT&T, the Xperia X10 will finally be available starting August 15 for $149.99 with a two-year contract. Much like the unlocked version, the smartphone has a 4-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen with Sony Ericsson's User Experience Platform, which includes the Timescape and Mediascape apps. The former acts as a feed for all … Read more
Opera surprised the mobile world when it overhauled its Opera Mini browser for Java phones last September. The tremendous improvement brought the browser a more attractive interface and sophisticated features, like tabbed browsing.
On Thursday, the browser company released an update to Opera Mini for select Nokia phones.
Opera Mini 5.1 tweaks the browser skin to allow more Web pages to be open simultaneously. Back-end updates have addressed scrolling speed in particular and processing speed overall.
In a press release, Opera "highly" recommends the update for handsets with limited memory or smaller screen sizes. The update targets … Read more
On Wednesday, Sony Ericsson introduced the latest member of its Xperia family, the Xperia X8. The company did not release specific launch dates but it did say that the Android-based smartphone would sell for less than 200 Euros (about $250), so it will offer customers in Europe a more affordable choice than the pricier Xperia X10.
Given the lower price point, the Xperia X8 doesn't offer all the same features of the X10. It has a smaller 3-inch, HVGA capacitive touch screen, and a 3.2-megapixel camera versus the X10's 8.1-megapixel camera. The handset still runs Sony … Read more
Sony Ericsson's Product Launch blog is reporting Thursday that the entire Xperia X10 lineup of phones will see Android 2.1 updates. The problem, however, is that this upgrade won't arrive until the fourth quarter of this year.
Aside from strictly updating the handsets to Android 2.1, this UXP (UX platform) update will enhance the Xperia X10's Timescape and Mediascape applications, as well as add wireless connectivity via Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA).
A minor update is scheduled for the next few weeks, although it isn't mentioned what will be addressed. As of right now … Read more
There was good news coming out of Canada yesterday for Android fans, as Rogers Wireless officially released the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. Available for $149.99 on select three-year plans, the much-anticipated smartphone features an 8-megapixel camera, a 4-inch WVGA display, and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. But as great as the phone is, it offers just Android 1.6 while comparable handsets have Android 2.1.
If you're itching for Sony Ericsson's Satio phone, you now can purchase it unlocked from SonyStyle.com.
Sure, it will cost you a hefty $649, but you'll get a pretty device that's packed with features. Inside you'll find a 12.1-megapixel camera, a music player, e-mail and messaging, stereo Bluetooth, PC syncing, USB mass storage, a personal organizer, assisted GPS, Wi-Fi, an FM radio, YouTube and Facebook applications, handwriting recognition, a microSD card slot, and a Symbian operating system. The quad-band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) world phone also supports 3G networks (UMTS/HSDPA 850/… Read more
The parade of "social media" phones continues this week as Sony Ericsson joins Microsoft and Nokia in unveiling two devices aimed at the text-happy set. The latest members of the Walkman family, the Sony Ericsson Zylo and Spiro, combine the usual music player with dedicated Facebook and Twitter apps in slider designs.
Sony Ericsson Spiro The Spiro is the lower-end model of the pair. On it, you'll find a 2-megapixel camera with video recording, a personal organizer, stereo Bluetooth, an FM radio, a 3.5m headset jack, and a Micro-USB charger port (yay!), a microSD card slot (… Read more
Sony Ericsson's new W595 is a slider handset with a 3.2-megapixel camera, and it replaces the popular W580i from last year. With upgraded specs, can this year's model do justice to last year's? Read the CNET UK review for the complete story.