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  • Sony Alpha a99: We get our hands on the first full-frame SLT

    Many people have been waiting for a Sony Alpha a900replacement ever since it was first announced all the way back in 2008. That was the last Sony DSLR camera to use a full-frame sensor. Earlier this year, the company confirmed that the next iteration of the full-frame device would use its translucent mirror technology (TMT). So here it is, in the Sony Alpha a99 DSLT. TMT was first introduced a couple of years ago with theSony Alpha a33 and Sony Alpha a55 DSLTs, and features a fixed, translucent mirror that doesn't flip out of the way as the picture is taken. This has a couple of...

  • Images of PS3 Super Slim unceremoniously leaked ahead of launch

    Sony's last ditch-attempt to wring money out of a desperate generation of gamers is supposed to hit it's mark next week at the Tokyo Game Show with the launch of the PS3 Super Slim. This Polish site snapped a promo shot of the probable PS3 Super Slim and happily, the promo newsletter mentions a release date of 28 September. Even more happily, there's pricing to go alongside the blurry images. There's going to be a possible 12GB for €199 and 500GB model for €299. Let's chat a bit about the look of the supposed PS3 super slim. The first image is already shoddy and...

  • Sony Xperia Tipo — The baby of the Xperia range offers up ICS at a low price

    The Sony Xperia Tipo is the latest addition to the Xperia smartphone range, and it's undoubtedly the baby of the family. It comes in at around £100 (around $160), with an 800MHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 2.5GB of internal storage, a 3.2MP camera and a 3.2-inch 320 x 480 display. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which in terms of its specifications is definitely the standout feature. The Sony Xperia Tipo (also known as the ST21i) is priced at around the same level as the Huawei Ascend G300,Samsung Galaxy Y and LG Optimus L3. In other words, it's an entry-level Android smartphone. But while...

  • Sony Xperia Ion – what it lacks in substance it makes up for in style

    The look and feel of Android devices has been a hot topic for some time now, and which has recently come to a boil, in the form of litigation. Many diehard Apple fans contest that Android smartphones and tablets, or at least certain models, shamelessly rip off Cupertino. And believe it or not, the other side sometimes shares that sentiment. Many choose Android because they want a break from Apple and are never...

  • Sony releases a 84-inch 4K TV… Retina what?

    Released today from Sony is this enormous and super clear 84-inch 4K TV. HD is done, 4K is in and it's ridiculous. If you don't know what a 4K TV is, let me put it this way: it makes HD look 90s. Full HD comes with a typical resolution of 1920 x 1080. A 4K TV -- this one in particular, the Bravia KD-84X9005 -- has a resolution of of 3840 x 2160. A little different, no? The 4K stands for the 3840 resolution. So, not quite 4000, but as close as makes no difference. It's basically four times the resolution...

  • Sony’s new Xperia Tablet S, a closer look

    Sony seems to be covering all its bases this year. It showed off the Vaio Duo 11 Windows 8 based hybrid tablet/laptop with full keyboard construction at IFA yesterday, and now the Tablet S, its Android based tablet with very Surface-like fabric keyboard. It's the second generation of the Tablet S, renamed the Xperia Tablet S, and is said to be a vast improvement over the previous iteration. The 9.4-inch screen has a resolution of 1280x800, which seems to have become the industry standard for Android tablets. Something that should become the industry standard as well is an anti-fingerprint coating...

  • New Sony Xperia range introduces tablets to the mix

    A fine new lineup of devices from SonyThere's two absolutes in the tech world. One, Apple will always make expensive, desirable gadgets. Two, Sony will crap out Xperias until the alphabet is used up. IFA 2012 introduces the Sony Xperia T,V,J and the first Xperia tablet, the S. We won't bore you with the ancillary details, for that there's the press release. It's the hardware we lust, it's the gadget we crave. Also,...

  • Sony VAIO Duo 11 slide tablet unveiled, Surface not so special anymore

    In Berlin today during its IFA 2012 press conference, Sony unveiled a new tablet-cross-laptop device that will go head-to-head with Microsoft's Surface. It obviously didn't take Microsoft's news of the Surface lightly. It is a tablet device that slides to reveal a keyboard beneath, with a stand to keep it upright. It is slick-looking, like most of Sony's products, and build quality should be top-notch too. It has an 11.6-inch 1080p screen, which should be enough, though it might still be trailing the new iPad for clarity. It doesn't hold back on the internals, either. It will come with a...

  • Keen on a 4K, 84-inch, $30 000 super TV? Sony’s got you covered

    Full HD or 1080p is so 2012. The new black is 4K, a resolution of 4096x3072 which Sony's going to add to it's new 84-inch mega TV. This is, if the rumours pan out. The 4K resolution is naturally four times the display power of 1080p. Sony is said to reveal this TV at IFA 2012, Germany's biggest consumer electronics show. Here's what we know about the 4K mega TV: It's going to...

  • Sony Xperia S successor released without much fanfare

    It may not be as popular as a Samsung S III or iPhone, but Sony's Xperia S still has style in bundles and an quirky originality that's hard to miss. The not-very-much anticipated successor to the Xperia S has just been released, without as much as a shout. It seems more like an updated version of the S. The plan is possibly to breathe more life into one of the less well-known smartphones out there, and to maybe give the big-guns a run for their money. The processor has been upgraded, from 1.5GHz to 1.7GHz dual-core. It'll also run Android...