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  • Verizon exclusive Sony Xperia Z4v boasts upgraded Quad HD screen

    Sony's smartphone naming convention is getting a little confusing now, especially when looking at the flagship Xperia Z range. The previous king was the Z3 -- simple enough, right? Now, there's a Z3+, and Z4 and a Z4v, and it's the latter in this melee of abbreviations that we're focused on. The Sony Xperia Z4v is the company's first quad HD smartphone, which betters the previously used 1920x1080 screen used in the Z3 range. As far as the Z4v goes, there's a 2560x1440 in the usual 5.2-inch form factor, which means more pixels shoved into the same screen. Overall, that...

  • Two new PlayStation 4 models are coming, according to FCC report

    Okay, so Sony won't be revamping the PlayStation 4 anytime soon, nor will we see a PS5. It'll be the same old console, but Sony, at least according to the FCC, will be bringing two new variants to the international market. The report comes courtesy of DualShockers, who happened to get hold of the full FCC leaflet, suggests that there will be two variants of the world's best selling console emerging sometime soon. One seems to feature a 1TB drive and the other a traditional 500GB, but the interesting part is this. DualShockers reports: The fact that only the second digit has been...

  • Japan’s Sony Xperia Z4 to relaunch as ‘Sony Xperia Z3+’ internationally

    When the Sony Xperia Z4 was announced a few weeks ago, we were particularly harsh on Sony. The company didn't do much to the Z3 to warrant a numerical jump in its naming scheme, and while the device wasn't supposed to reach international shores, the company has come up with a cunning plan. It's not so much as an Xperia Z4 than it is an upgrade of the Z3, and thus Sony has decided that it will relaunch the Sony Xperia Z3+ to markets beyond Japanese borders. Read more: 5 features we’d love to see on the Sony Xperia Z5 The new...

  • Sony Xperia E3 review-in-brief: unflappable but uninteresting

    The Sony Xperia E series is the budget battler of the company's Xperia range, catering for more of a mid-range audience than its other phones in the stable. While you could say that this means it offers lower-end features, you could see it as a cheaper phone offering mid-end features. I prefer the former definition though. The Sony Xperia E3, launched back at IFA 2014, isn't the best phone in the Sony arsenal so stop right now if you think it'll hold a candle to the likes of the Xperia C3 or the much more expensive and impressive Sony Xperia Z3...

  • Sony Xperia C4 selfie phone is coming to South Africa Q3 2015

    Sony is quickly getting through it's fourth-generation of its current range, with the Xperia Z4 spotted a few weeks ago, and the Xperia E4 and M4 Aqua launched a little earlier this year. Adding to the lineup, the Sony Xperia C4 debuts with a focus on selfies. Tony McNulty, VP of Sony Mobile's value category business management, does a good job of explaining the phone in a nutshell: Xperia C4 caters to consumers that want a smartphone that not only takes great photos, but also packs a punch. Benefiting from Sony’s camera expertise, the 5MP front-facing camera with wide-angle lens lets...

  • PS3 will support PlayStation Now service from 12 May

    In about six days time, PS3 gamers will soon be able to enjoy the niceties its early adopter next-gen brethren have for ages. PlayStation Now -- Sony PlayStation's subscription game and content service, is coming to the PS3 console on 12 May in the US and Canada. "Now you’ll be able to play a huge library of more than 100 hit PS3 games on PS4 and PS3, as well as select Sony Blu-ray players and TVs, all for one monthly price," notes Jack Buser, Senior Director of PlayStation Now. The service is US$20 per month, or US$45 for three months, and...

  • Sony Xperia E4 is fairly phat for a budget device [Gallery]

    A few weeks ago we received a Sony Xperia E3 to use and abuse for a couple of weeks. It wasn't the most interesting phone on the planet, but it was one of Sony's important aimed at the masses, rather than the trendsetters. Roll on 2015, and the company has launched its fourth-generation update -- the Sony Xperia E4. Read more: Sony Xperia E4 is coming to South Africa Q2 2015 And judging by the aesthetics alone, we're already a little more interested. There's now a rather wide 5.0-inch 540x960 screen, a quad-core Mediatek MT6582 SoC under the hood, 8GB of internal...

  • 5 features we’d love to see on the Sony Xperia Z5

    "Yes Sony, we know that the Sony Xperia Z4 isn't coming to South Africa, or any other country outside of Japan for that matter. That's okay, because frankly, it's not much of an upgrade anyway." That was my initial impression when perusing the Sony Xperia Z4's spec sheet. After the dense rug of secrecy was finally lifted this winter, I was particularly annoyed at the mild upgrade the company has given the Z3. There are rumours that the Sony Xperia Z4 will be exclusive to Japan though, and won't be sailing to other parts of the world. Outside sources suggest that...

  • Is the Sony Xperia Z4 an upgrade of the Xperia Z3? Barely [update]

    Plot twist: While the Sony Xperia Z4 is the Z3 upgrade, it will only be available in Japan. Sony is allegedly readying an international flagship, and no, it's not the Sony Xperia Z4. It's something completely different, notes PhoneArena quoting a Russian source. While this is just a rumour, the lack of a proper worldwide debut does makes sense now. What we can expect now is anyone's guess, but there's a definite chance we'll see even beefier specs when compared to the Z4. Additionally, what will it be called? It's massively intriguing stuff. So, Sony has finally announced its Sony Xperia Z4...

  • ‘Bloodborne’ free with PS4 for a ‘limited time’, boasts Ster Kinekor

    Fancy a go at Bloodborne but don't want to spend exorbitant amounts of cash on a console? Don't worry, all gamers are facing the same wallet-ruining predicament but Ster Kinekor, South Africa's Sony PlayStation distributor and importer, is looking to ease the damage. As of now, the company is offering the PlayStation 4 with the first real good exclusive of the year, Bloodborne, for R5999. Read more: ‘Bloodborne’ first impressions: you died The bundle includes a Dual Shock 4 controller and the game, which, considering the console's current benchmark R5799 pricetag, isn't a bad deal at all. "This deal is available at all...