Things are not great at Sony. The company has been reevaluating its divisions and just announced it would cut jobs from the mobile division. Despite all of this, the company must continue doing business. And, since the mobile division remains in Sony’s hands, the Xperia Z4 is coming. Three model numbers belonging to Sony Xperia handsets have appeared on the Indonesian Postel Regulatory site and one of them seems to be the flagship phone.
If you’ve just picked up a new Android smartphone or tablet, and you’re looking to stock up on some extra storage, now’s as good a time as any as Amazon has just kicked off a one-day flash sale on Sony’s memory cards and USB flash drives.
More bad news comes from the Japanese tech giant this week, with a thousand more career casualties added to the already large number of layoffs these past few months.
Have you ever wanted to play a game that puts you in the shoes of an escaped farm goat that moonlights in a rock band? You might have an odd taste in video games, but Sony’s Music division has you covered. They’ve released Rockin’ Goat onto the Google Play Store that stars Elwood the goat as he builds a band and put on rock shows in a 2D platforming experience.
The game looks fairly well done and features music from a few different artists under Sony Music’s arm. Between the music and several mini-games, this one might be worth checking out for a few laughs while killing some time.
Sony has announced a new variant of their Xperia Z3 smartphone that will be headed to Hong Kong by the end of the month. The new version introduces the color purple to Sony’s portfolio of Xperia Z3 devices and has been officially dubbed the Purple Diamond Edition. Sony also struck a deal to pre-load some content from Disney’s Frozen movie on the device.
The new Purple Diamond Edition will sell for HK$ 4,998 ($645 USD) when it is available for order.
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If you want a phone that stands out from the sea of white and black devices, it’s hard to go wrong with purple. It might be a little too loud for some people, but hey, options are nice.
Earlier today, an unannounced Sony smartphone passed through Japan’s official certification authority — the RRA (Radio Research Agency). Information included in the brief filing documentation reveals that we could potentially be looking at the upcoming Xperia Z4 — a revamped model of the company’s flagship smartphone of 2014.
Verizon’s version of the Sony Xperia Z3 has received a convenient software update, bringing many goodies to Xperia users everywhere.
Sony has been in favor of various models in its Xperia Z chain of smartphones being anodized in Purple ever since their debut back in 2010, but when it unveiled its flagship Xperia Z3 in September last year, the habitual hue appeared to be missing from the lineup. It was, instead, replaced with Copper and Green colorways, but now it looks like Purple is about to make a comeback.
Things have not been going well for Sony. Even aside from the disaster that it faced with The Interview, the company has seen its mobile and television divisions struggle. Both of them are losing money and CEO Kazuo Hirai is tasked with composing a strategy to stimulate growth for Sony. Thousands of jobs were slashed in the last year and the computer division (Vaio) was sold. Still, more changes are in order for the giant. Sony is reportedly considering joint ventures and selling divisions to improve. The company is heavily leaning on its film and gaming divisions to carry it; however, that can only go on for so long.