T-Mobile will carry Sony’s Xperia Z3

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If you’re interested in picking up Sony’s Xperia Z3 in the US, you’re at least going to have one option besides importing the device. T-Mobile has announced that it will carry Sony’s PlayStation compatible flagship in store and online this fall. They didn’t give an indication of price, but the $650 dollar range is typically where most new high-end phones fall.

The device features a very high-degree of water resistance, a 20.7 megapixel camera, and a 5.2-inch 1080p screen. For right now, this looks like it might be exclusive to T-Mobile like the Xperia Z was, but maybe after the dust from IFA settles we’ll hear something from another carrier.
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PS4 Remote Play possible with Xperia Z3 phones and tablet

remoteplay_Z3-sonySony’s two latest smartphones, the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, and its latest tablet, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, will support Remote Play from the PlayStation 4. If you have both a PS4 and one of these devices, you can play you PS4 games on the Z3 screen while using the Game Control Mount GCM10. For Android gamers, this feature is a must. Now you can play your PS4 games remotely without needing a PlayStation Vita. This addition has greatly increased the quality of games available for mobile, and all that is necessary is a mount to go on your controller.

Source: Droid Gamers

Sony adds QX30 and QX1 models to its lens camera lineup

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Last year, Sony unveiled their “lens cameras,” a unique camera that attached to a smartphone to snap photos. Today at IFA, Sony unveiled the follow ups to last year’s models.

The first model, the QX30, works very similarly to the QX10 and QX100 from last year. It attaches to the back of a smartphone and has its own microSD card slot and rechargeable battery. Photos can be saved to the lens or instantly moved to the smartphone via WiFi Direct, and the companion app for using the accessory has been updated with the launch of the news lenses. The QX30 offers a 30x zoom and burst shots of up to 10 fps, which is significantly better than what you’ll find on any smartphone. The QX30 will run $350 and should be available in September.
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Sony introduces the pocket and wallet-friendly Xperia E3

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Even though it aimed high with the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, Sony delivered another handset with price in mind. The Xperia E3 features the same design as the aforementioned handsets, but the specifications take a hit. The 4.5-inch display has a resolution of 854×480. Inside, Sony has gone with a Snapdragon 400 processor that is put to work with 1GB of RAM. The battery for this little guy is sized at 2330mAh, but the lackluster display should mean that the Xperia E3 has longevity. The 4GB of internal storage is expandable thanks to a microSD card slot. Fittingly, Sony is boasting about the 5MP camera that features HDR and its other technologies.

Hit the break for the press release and don’t forget to check out our IFA 2014 coverage.


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Sony releases Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

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At IFA 2014 today, Sony introduced what they claim is the world’s slimmest and lightest tablet, the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Not only is it a lightweight tablet, it comes with an IP65/68 rating for water and dust resistance. Sony has loaded up the Z3 Tablet Compact with a Snapdragon 801 processor running at 2.5 GHz, 3 GB of RAM, and a full HD TRILUMINOS screen for bright colors. 
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Sony announces SmartWear devices – SmartBand Talk and SmartWatch 3

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Sony is no stranger to the wearables or smartwatch market having already released smartwatches over the past few years. However, with their newest device, the SmartWatch 3, Sony is shifting gears and getting on the Android Wear bandwagon. Designed specifically to work with Google’s Android Wear platform, the SmartWatch 3 comes with a 1.6-inch 320 x 320 TFT LCD screen with 4 GB of memory built-in. Sony also included a built-in microphone, an accelerometer, a compass, a gyro and a GPS sensor. The device is also capable of making a Bluetooth connection with accessories like earphones and of course, a smartphone.
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Sony unveils the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact

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As expected, Sony took the wraps off of the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. The Xperia Z3 is clearly the flagship here, but the Xperia Z3 Compact is certainly no slouch.

The Xperia Z3 (pictured above) sports a 5.2-inch TRILUMINOS IPS 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, a quad-core Snapdragon 801, 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 20.7 MP camera with 1/2.3 Exmor RS sensor and 25 mm wide-angled G Lens, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Cat 4 LTE speeds of up to 150 Mbps, 3,100 mAh battery, and Android 4.4. It’s also only 7.3 mm thick, features 2 day battery life, and is fully waterproof with a rating of IP 65/68 so it can handle anything you throw at it.


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Press image of Sony’s Xperia Z3 and SmartBand Talk leaks

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Two devices from Sony are exposed in the image above. The smartphone in the woman’s is the Xperia Z3 and the wearable on her wrist is the SmartBand Talk. The Xperia Z3 is shown in copper and the handset will also be available in black, white, and mint green. An image showing the color options can be seen after the break. The SmartBand Talk on the model’s wrist has an interface that does resemble something from Android Wear. And the image above confirms the curved e-ink display for this fitness tracker.


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Specs for Sony Xperia Z3 surface on back of training device

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A picture of a Sony Xperia Z3 from a training event appears to have revealed the specs for the device. The Xperia Z3 that was being used for training purposes had a sheet with specs affixed to the back of it. Although the image could be a fake, the specs seem to line up with previously leaked information. Assuming the image is real, there are a couple bits of new information we learn from the pic.
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