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Sony Xperia T Unboxing – The Bond phone

The time has come for one of the first UK unboxings of the new Xperia T. As you may or may not know I am a Sony Mobile Ambassador in my other life (when not working or writing on here). This gives me several perks, one of which …

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 …

My Phone History – By Simon Allum

So after the chat about old phones in the most recent podcast it got us all talking (behind the scenes) about all the phones we have had through the years. So, inspired by that, a few of us have put together our phone history! So, here we go… Motorola M3188 …

My Phone History – by Tom Ranson

So after the chat about old phones in the most recent podcast it got us all talking (behind the scenes) about all the phones we have had through the years. So, inspired by that, a few of us have put together our phone history! So, here we go… My first …

Impressions from MWC 2012

Although I’m a self-proclaimed mobile gadgets maniac, somehow I don’t usually follow major events in the industry as closely as perhaps I should. However, since I’m looking to replace my current HTC Desire Z sometime soon’ish, I was keeping an extra eye on the recent happenings at Mobile …

Sony Ericsson LiveView is not dead yet

Did you get a Sony LiveView at any point in the last few years? Did you get really cross with it and put it angrily back in the cupboard full of buyers remorse? Well now might be the time to dig it out and have a read of …

Sony Ericsson roll with the punches in Q4

So.. these figures are certainly… interesting.. If only Sony could buy Ericsson’s stake and rebrand everything to just “Sony” whilst going through an image change. Oh wait, that’s what they are doing. 🙂 Things are looking a bit rocky based on the Q4 figures. Compared to Q3 sales …

Upcoming Sony handsets leak out

Sony Ericsson, or should that just be “Sony”, appear to have just sprung a leak. There’s at least a dozen new Android phones due to arrive in the next few months, and you’ll no doubt see a lot of these code-names turn into nice new phones at Mobile …

T-Mobile to take the Xperia S too

Joining the ever-expanding group of networks carrying the sexy Sony Xperia S is T-Mobile. They sent this tweet a few days ago but we completely missed it because someone put the mail into the “to do” pile (that’ll be me). We’ve already got lots of detail on this …

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro review

Android-powered handsets sporting hardware QWERTY keyboards are a bit of underrated niche. Whilst there’s many form factors out there, just a handful of those were actually worthwhile. Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Mini Pro, although quite popular, never attracted me enough due to its tiny size. This made it look …

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 …

Sony Ericsson XPERIA PLAY down in price

We’ve seen a number of deals in recent weeks on the XPERIA PLAY. Most of the stock on those sales has now gone, but if you missed it then don’t worry, here’s another great offer. A company called ChitterChatter (no, we’ve not heard of them either) is offering …

Sony Ericsson LiveSound Headphones – Review

We’ve had a number of headphones sent our way to review recently. These are the Sony Ericsson LiveSound hi-fi headphones and they sell for around £49.99. They don’t work with all phones or MP3 players, these are designed to work with Sony Ericsson Xperia handsets like the Xperia …

Sony Ericsson Nozomi Leaks Again

GSMArena have managed to get hold of some more pictures of the yet to be announced handset codenamed ‘Nozomi’ which is expected to be launched as the Arc HD either at CES or Mobile World Congress in 2012.  We have already seen some images but never as many as have …

Sony Ericsson create a real-life football video game

The guys from Sony Ericsson have been up to their tricks again. This time they’ve hooked up some football players to phones via some rather clever technology. Yes, it does sound a bit crazy but the end result is pretty cool 🙂

A shooting Ray of light

There has been quite a lot of activity from the Sony Ericsson design team this year and the latest device to be brought forth from their creative minds is the Xperia Ray. This phone is not your usual fair from SE in that it does not fall into …

Ice Cream Sandwich for the Sony Ericsson Xperia range

Well, if you bought an Xperia handset this year you should be getting Android 4.0 / Ice Cream Sandwich. A blog post has confirmed that the “entire 2011 Xperia range” will be getting the new OS, although timing wasn’t mentioned. You’ll get the update if you have an …

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD coming?

GSMArena has an interesting post, detailing a new handset from Sony Ericsson as a successor to the impressive Xperia Arc we reviewed. This handset is said to include a 720p HD screen, and plays catch up with 1080p video recording. The most interesting feature is the ability to …

360 Degree video recorded on (many) Sony Ericsson Xperia neo handsets

So, Sony Ericsson sent us a load of videos about their rather strange 360 degree bike experiment. It involves six Xperia neo handsets strapped to a special mount on a bike, all recording video at the same time through fish-eye lenses. The whole thing has been pieced together …

Sony buys out Ericsson

Goodbye Swedish friends, Sony Ericsson will shortly be history. Sony have slapped a cool 1.1 billion euros on the table (£964m) for the 50% Ericsson share of Sony Ericsson. Sony will get five patents as part of the deal and plan to ditch feature-phones, solely concentrating on smartphones. …

Xperia Play less than £150 on O2

If you’ve got £150 lying around it is, as we always say, quite welcome here at coolsmartphone. If you’d rather spend it on one of those phone things then the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is down to £149.99. The white and black. We had a good hands on …

Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman in stock and ready to go

OK, story so far. Sony Ericsson launched the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman. Three then announced that they would carry it. Now, it’s ready to buy. Pick it up for £27 a month and you’ll get 2000 minutes, 5000 texts and all-you-can-eat data on the 24-month One Plan …

Xperia PLAY up for just £179.99

In these austere times it’s always worth keeping an eye on sites like hotukdeals for the latest bargains. Argos is now selling the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY for a mere £179.99. The offer popped up over the weekend and appears to have quickly sold out, so here’s hoping …

Xperia Arc S – Now on Vodafone

Got £31 a month ? Pop into a Vodafone store and get yourself a shiny new Xperia arc S. It’s been a month since we saw it launched and features a speedy 1.4GHz CPU, 8.1 megapixel camera with HD video recording and the Exmor R image sensor, HDMI …

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro now just a week away

After a QWERTY Android phone ? The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro was delayed a little but, according to Clove, it’ll start to ship from next Thursday for £322.80 unlocked. The Xperia Pro runs Android 2.3 and has a 3.7″ 854×480 screen with the trick BRAVIA technology we got …

Three get the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman and Xperia Arc S

Three have announced that they will carry the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman this Autumn. Not only that, but they’ll also have the Xperia Arc S too. Sylvia Chind, Head Of Handsets at Three, stated.. Sony Ericsson have a great track record in delivering phones with great features …

HTC cleans up in the UK

HTC phones now account for 50.9% of UK Android phones – more than double their nearest rival Samsung (on a lowly 21.6%). That’s quite staggering for a company who used to only make rebranded products for other people – indeed their first Android phone was for T-Mobile. However, …

Xperia ray now in Orange coming soon section

The Sony Ericsson Xperia ray was spotted a short while back in the support section of the Orange website. We had the official confirmation from Orange shortly after but now you can sign up for either the black or white model through the coming soon pages. The Xperia …

Sony Ericsson Xperia ray on the way to O2

O2 are also set to range both the Sony Ericsson Xperia mini Pro and the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray. The Xperia ray is just 9.4mm thick and has a 3.3″ 854×480 screen, 8.1 megapixel camera (with that clever Exmore R technology for better low-light shots) and is powered …

Android 4.0 on the Sony Ericsson Xperia roadmap

A Sony Ericsson rep has confirmed to somobile that their current Xperia handsets will be updated to Android 4.0. Speaking to SoMobile, a representative from the London-based phone-maker assured that its 2011 Xperia smartphones all come with support for Android Ice Cream Sandwich – the next iteration of …

Orange to carry the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray

It looks like the Xperia Ray will be heading to Orange in the not-too-distant future. The handset has just appeared on the help and support pages and, whilst this page alone isn’t concrete proof that the network is taking the phone, “Rich” has mailed in to say that …

Sony Ericsson Arc S announced

Sony are doing their spot at IFA and have announced the Arc S as a follow up to the Arc. The updated phone will feature a 1.4ghz processor and the new enhanced software coming to 2011 Xperias, including 3D panorama mode on the 8.1mp camera. Another new addition …

In detail – The Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V

Today Sony Ericsson announced a new handset this morning along with new Android updates for other handsets. We decided to take a closer look at their new model, the Xperia neo V. It’ll be arriving in Q4 and features a 1GHz Snapdragon MSM8255 CPU with two cameras, a …

Announced – Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman

Ahhh.. the classic Walkman. Who remembers those headphones with bits of sponge and having to rewind your cassettes ? Sony looks set to carry the “Walkman” brand on for many years to come with this new handset, named “Live”. Android has always struggled somewhat against Apple in terms …

Xperia Ray Coming To Vodafone

Vodafone have updated their coming soon section today and have now included the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray handset but no details on pricing or availability as of yet. The Ray is an impressive 8 megapixel camera phone featuring a full aluminium body, 8 megapixel camera with Exmor R technology and …

Xperia arc update available

Head on over to the Sony Ericsson website or check the PC Companian software if you own the Xperia arc. There’s a new software update available which adds new themes, a landscape mode for the homescreen, stereo audio in video recordings, an audio boost system called xLoud and …

Xperia Mini Pro showing on the Orange website

We got a good look at the all-new Xperia Mini handsets some months ago. The “Pro” model is powered by a 1GHz CPU and has a 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, Bluetooth, FM radio, GPS, 3″ screen, 3.5mm audio port, WiFi and 1200mAh battery. Despite …