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Sony Xperia T is getting Jelly Bean update

Can you see that man above? He’s boring his son with all of the new features on his Xperia T running Jelly Bean. As is always the way with Sony Xperia phones they are released with software from several months before and early adopters have to cope until …

Sony Xperia Tipo – Initial Impressions

The Xperia range is rather large, covering every possible budget range some of the latest Xperia phones have been in the budget range. Including the Xperia Tipo. The Sony anti naming convention Xperia Tipo. It is a tiny little thing with an almost identical spec to the Motorola …

Xperia arc, ray and neo updates blocked by O2

O2 announced today that they have blocked the release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Sony Xperia arc, Xperia ray and Xperia neo. The move, that was announced today over at the O2 Blog, cites “speed and performance issues” as the reason for O2 not releasing …

My Phone History – James Eley

Being one of the babies of the Coolsmartphone team my phone history is considerably less impressive than Jamie’s museum of mobile tech!!! The first phone I ever owned had a colour screen and if I remember correctly I saved up my £2 a week pocket money for ages …

Ice Cream Sandwich Update for Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro

Little qwerty slider phones are few and far between these days, and what better choice than a Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro? Well… a Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro running Ice Cream Sandwich, of course! It’s been announce on the official Sony forum that the Mini Pro is …

PlayStation Suite re-branded PlayStation Mobile

Today, Sony announced it will be re-branding the ‘PlayStation Suite’ to ‘PlayStation Mobile’. This move will should now bring more PlayStation titles to more devices, rather than just the ‘PlayStation Certified’ handsets, which never really took off. As part of the announcement, SCE (Sony Computer Entertainment) also announced …

It’s official – No ICS for the Xperia Play

Yesterday the interwebs came alive with rumours that the Xperia Play wouldn’t be getting an update to ICS because it was sneakily left out of a press picture detailing Sony’s update plans. Today unfortunately the rumours have come true; Sony have come out and announced the Xperia Play …

Sony Ericsson Xperia ray gets ICS

If you’ve got yourself an Xperia ray, have a look for updates because ICS appears to have been delivered. Martin Frow tipped us off after getting a notification on his handset.. Just thought I’d let you know that I plugged my Xperia Ray into my PC this morning …

Sony Xperia 2011 Range: ICS upgrade starts mid April

According to the Sony Xperia Official product blog Ice cream sandwich is on its way to the 2011 Xperia range from mid-April. The post goes on to say that the first Xperia models to receive the upgrade will be Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray. For …

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play – ICS beta released

Another day, another ICS Rom released. This time it is for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. The Xperia Play (or Zeus), has been out for about a year now, so it is nice to see Sony are still supporting the handset with the latest flavour of Android (Ice Cream …

Sony LiveView bargain – today only

  Remember the Sony LiveView? It was like a watch, but a bluetooth accessory that connects to any Android phone, showing texts, emails and various other features through plug ins available from the Android Market (sorry, Google Play shop!). Original costing a fairly steep £70, Play.com have a …

Demo of Sony Xperia Ice Cream Sandwich beta ROM

Here is a long awaited demo of what the new Sony UX will look like with Ice Cream Sandwhich installed. I for one am very excited by this as it’s really flying along on the Arc S. On the Xperia S well we can only imagine how good …

Sony Ericsson Xperia Smartphones Receive Four iF Design Awards

Yesterday Sony Ericsson announced that they had won four iF awards in the telecommunications category, these awards were for the design of the Xperia active, Xperia ray, Xperia mini pro and Mix Walkman. The Xperia active smartphone receives highest level gold award. The ceremony actually took place in Munich, …

Sony & Billabong collaboration

Sony and Billabong have announced a new partnership, starting with a Billabong special edition of Sony’s Xperia Active phone, featuring “wet finger tracking”, and enhanced dust and water resistance. Other spoils of this union include a Billabong LIVE app in the Android Market, exclusive wallpapers and videos, and …

Sony Xperia S Leaks Before Launch

Images of the new Sony Xperia S have leaked before launch which is due to be in the next few hours.  Again this is at CES where we saw the Arc announced last year it seems we are in for a real treat this year with a simply …

Sony Ericsson dangles the carrot

Lord knows what’s going on now. We thought originally that Sony Ericsson were teasing us with a possible Windows Phone, then we changed our minds and figured that it was probably the Android-powered Arc HD which would make an appearance at CES. Now, with this further image posted …

Xperia Arc HD teased again?

Well, that’s an Android then. Despite our earlier guess that Sony Ericsson had gone all Windows Phone on us it looks like this will be the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD, aka Nozomi. The camera / video switcher image is a bit of an Android give-away here, and …

Sony Ericsson tease… something

With just a week to go until CES, Sony Ericsson are at least telling us that they will be launching…. ermmm…something. There’s a guessing game on Facebook at the moment as to what it’ll be. We’re thinking that another Android handset or three will be popping onto a …