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  • Ubuntu Touch finds its way to Sony’s Xperia Tablet Z

    Ubuntu Touch, an upcoming tablet version of this popular Linux distro, has been successfully ported onto the world's best tablet (in our opinion), Sony's Xperia Tablet Z. Unsure of what exactly Ubuntu Touch looks like? Prime yourself with this video first. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=h384z7Ph0gU Right, so that's Ubuntu Touch then: slick, clean and mobile-friendly. Sony's Tablet is ideal for this OS, and thanks to a savvy user over on XDA Developers, we can now port this experimental version of Ubuntu Touch to this pretty powerful tablet. Let's see how, as explained by mamenyaka, the user who won Sony's Xperia Tablet Z as part...

  • Sony reveals Xperia M with 4” display and dual-core CPU

    Bear with us, because this is a breaking story (thank you, The Next Web). Sony’s released the Xperia M, a midrange smartphone which joins it’s delicious range of Xperia devices, which currently sits on the top of the smartphone and tablet game, thanks to the Xperia Z and Xperia Tablet Z. Both devices have captured our hearts, so what’s the Xperia M got to offer us? Power under the hood According to The Next Web’s report, the Xperia M will be priced well under the Xperia Z, will have a 4-inch FWVGA (that’s 854x480, between you and me), a 5-megapixel camera which will...

  • Xperia Tablet Z hands on: 10.1″, waterproof, desirable

    I was handed Sony’s Xperia Z Tablet yesterday. It’s a great-looking, 10.1-inch tablet that’s waterproof, lightening fast and pretty costly. In this hands on review, I’ll attempt to convince you that despite a very short amount of time spent with the Z Tablet, it’s most likely going to be a contender for tablet of the year. When I’m fully convinced that I’ve spent enough time with the Xperia X Tablet, I’ll post the full review. The look and feel Sony’s Xperia Z smartphone was the template for the tablet version and the rubberized slate of glass I loved as a...

  • Sony Xperia Z review: the best Android smartphone yet

    I’m no Xperia fan. I dislike the name (any product name that begins with an “X” in it reeks of nineties shame), I've never warmed up to Sony’s range of phones and I certainly didn't care when Sony split from Ericsson and created the Xperia range. But I care about Sony’s Xperia Z -- a handsomely made 5-inch smartphone that’s near invulnerable. There are two standout features that elevate the Xperia Z above the competition: the incredibly fetching 5-inch screen and it’s superhuman strength. Is it worth the close to US$600 asking fee? Let’s find out. Apple design envy Sony has...

  • Japan-exclusive Sony Xperia UL coming 25 May

    The Japan-only Sony Xperia UL is coming. Sony’s stab at a version of the Xperia Z for the Japanese market is markedly thicker with a Xperia UL-exclusive 15-shot burst mode. Outside of this it’s practically the same lovable, huggable piece of 5-inch class from Xperia. But wait, there’s more: Xperia’s UL has a Snapdragon 600 CPU, which a slight bump from the quad-core Qualcomm 1.5Ghz processor as seen in the Xperia Z. The camera is also slightly better (according to the information supplied by Sony) thanks to the increase in CPU power. Both the UL and Z have a 13.1-megapixel...

  • Sony Xperia Z: Has Sony finally got a smartphone right?

    With a cutting-edge camera, a super-slim design and the ability to withstand life's knocks and bumps (and Android Jelly Bean to boot) the Xperia Z is a phone that's got us fired up about Sony Mobile again. Earlier handsets such as the Sony Xperia S and Sony Xperia T were extremely promising from a brand striking out on its own - but it's with the Xperia Z that Sony is really banking on making a cataclysmic dent in the makeup of the smartphone market. If you don't believe us, just look at its marketing hype - Valentine's Day saw ads on several, consecutive pages of...