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Sony Walkman Z Series Mobile Media Player

on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Sony has extended their Walkman product line with the Z Series Mobile Media Player.  This Android 2.3 powered Mobile Media Player has a 4.3” touch screen, runs on a dual core mobile processor, has built-in WiFi / Bluetooth, micro HDMI port, and has Sony’s S-Master MX audio technology to deliver a crisp audio experience.  ItRead More…

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Kindle Fire – A Tablet for the Masses?

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

So, the Amazon “Kindle Fire” tablet is now reality and I believe it will be a big seller. At $199 it is within shouting distance of that “no brainer” gadget purchase price. Best of all, for us consumers, Amazon is forcing the rest of the tablet market to prove their value and “reason for being”.Read More…

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Sony Enters the Tablet Wars

on Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Sony recently announced two new tablets:  the Sony Tablet S and a foldable Sony Tablet P.  Sony says they both “run the latest Android platform.”  The Tablet S is a 9.4″ touchscreen device, and it is available for pre-order now.  With it, you can access PlayStation games, Sony Reader eBooks, music and new release movies throughRead More…

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Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Android Smartphone Review

on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Smartphones with slide out keyboards are not unusual. But the same can’t be said about a smartphone with a slide out gaming controller. The Sony Xperia PLAY (aka the Playstation Phone) from Sony Ericsson and Verizon Wireless is an Android powered smartphone for those of you that love to play games but aren’t so thrilledRead More…

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Sony Announces Future Android Tablets

on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
Posted in: Android related, News

Sony announced today that they will be releasing two tablets using Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). I could not find a press release on the English site, but I did find on on the Japanese site. With a little help from Google translate I learned there are two models planned, both for release in fall of 2011,Read More…

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Sony Ericsson LiveView

By: Adam Scinto
on Sunday, October 10th, 2010
Posted in: Android related, News

Sony Ericsson has announced a really cool product called LiveView that hooks a second small 128×128 screen up to your Android phone to display Email, RSS feeds, and more. It’s compatible with the Android 2.0, and supports plugins to expand it’s features beyond the already impressive list : Facebook is included, it controls the MP3Read More…

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Sony Innovations 2010 Meetup – Quick Peek at the Holidays

on Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

On August 25th, Sony held a small reception for members of the press and public to showcase their upcoming product lines for the holiday season.  You better really like 3D, because it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, and it’s going to be pervasive come the 2010 holidays. The Sony offerings were confinedRead More…

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Sony Announces a55 and a33 DSLR Cameras

on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
Posted in: Camera Gear

Sony just announced their latest cameras in the Alpha line of DSLRs, the a55 and a33. Both utilize a new technology that uses a translucent mirror that does not have to move resulting in maximum frames per second of 10 from the a55 and 7 from the a33. They both can record 1080 60i compatible videoRead More…

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Latest walkman from Sony is great for fitness fans

on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
Posted in: Music Gear, News

Sony has recently revealed a brand new style of Walkman music player.  Worn like a neckband, it’s been specially designed for the fitness fans amongst us, so that when you’re working out, there are no cables for you to get wrapped up in!   The player, which looks like a Bluetooth headset, is worn around the neckRead More…

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Sony announces 3D Blu-ray players

on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Sony have just announced details on their new BDP-S470 and BDP-S570 Blu-ray players – the company’s first commercially available 3D players. The entry-level BDP-S470 will be upgradeable to 3D Blu-ray via a software update, however the BDP-S570 will come 3D-ready, straight out of the box. All you need to do is connect either up to a 3D TV and they’ll deliver fullRead More…

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Sony Pocket Edition Reader Review

on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

In September, 2009, I posted a review of the new Sony Touch Edition reader (PRS-600).  That reader has a touch screen, dictionary, note-taking abilities, and it retails for $299.99.  It’s a fabulous reader, but it does have a problem with screen glare.  It’s also expensive and has some features that many people don’t want toRead More…

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New Sony Alpha Concept

on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Sony is announcing a number of new products at the PMA 2010 conference. What caught my eye were the new Alpha concepts. These are compact cameras with interchangeable lenses directed squarely at the Micro Four Thirds segment pioneered by Panasonic and Olympus. According to the announcement, they are planning to release them this year, but are still fine-tuning the cameras.

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Sony Reader Site Buckles Under Load

on Saturday, December 26th, 2009
Posted in: eBook Readers

Looks like a lot of folks that received Sony Readers were faced with issues downloading the latest update of the Reader library on Christmas. I had procrastinated updating mine, so I faced the same issue yesterday. Fortunately it is all working fine today at http://ebookstore.sony.com/download/. I’m not sure how to take the outage. On theRead More…

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Sony PRS-600 Touch Edition Reader Review

on Monday, September 7th, 2009
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

Last month, news of two new Sony readers leaked when someone found repair manuals for new devices called the PRS-300 and the PRS-600.  Gadget sites were rife with speculation about these devices and when they’d be released.  Sony quickly confirmed that these new devices would be released at the end of August, and they evenRead More…

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Sony PSP Go to be unveiled at E3

on Monday, June 1st, 2009
Posted in: Gaming Gear

Sony are to announce a new version their fantastic Playstation Portable games console this week at the E3 Video Games show in Los Angeles. Videos and photos of the ‘PSP Go’ have already been leaked on-line, revealing a much smaller and lightweight console, compared to the PSP Lite and PSP 3000.  The new model has alsoRead More…

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New Sony X-series Walkman has a built in Slacker Radio app

on Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

The new X-series Sony Walkman personal audio and video device has a 3 inch OLED touchscreen and a Slacker Radio application built in to it. The player comes with special noise canceling earbuds and is Sony’s first Walkman product with Wi-Fi integration. The device looks really sexy, but the $399 price for only 32GB isRead More…

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Vaja tempts with leather goodness for the Sony Vaio P

on Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Ooooh, look at this. Vaja has just announced the Slim Jacket for the Sony Vaio P notebook. Seeing this makes me want to buy the Vaio P. And the Vaja case… Must.resist.must.remain.strong. Where’s my Visa card?

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Sony PS3 Firmware Update Released

on Thursday, April 2nd, 2009
Posted in: Gaming Gear

Sony announced today the release of Firmware Update v2.70 for the PS3. This update includes a new text chat feature that allows users to chat with networked friends in game or in chat rooms. The friends list will appear on the XMB (XcrossMediaBar). The new update also allows for external backup of purchased media, aRead More…