Sony has unveiled its new line of Xperia smartphones a long time ago, but the S-P-U trio didn’t enjoy a very smooth worldwide expansion. The mid-range Xperia P and the low-end U have been made available in select European countries both outright and with carrier contracts, while in the US there are only SIM-free, unlocked versions up for grabs.
Other markets have been even more neglected by Sony, including Australia, but things are set to change in “the land down under”. You can expect both the Xperia P and the Xperia U to be up for grabs in a matter of weeks for all you Aussie tech lovers, courtesy of Telstra and Crazy John’s.
Telstra, the nation’s [...]
Following the Xperia S and Xperia U, the Xperia P is the last on Sony’s NXT line of smartphones to be released into the market. Being last on the roster does have its advantage, though. Aside from the phone’s aluminum unibody, which separates the Xperia P from its two siblings, the phone is also getting a specific multimedia dock that doubles as a charging station.
Aptly named Xperia P TV Dock, the main attraction of the docking station is obviously the feature that lets you connect the smartphone to your TV via the HDMI connector on the back of the dock. Once you place the phone in the dock and hook up the cable, you can easily navigate the phone’s content [...]
Unveiled back in February at the MWC, Sony’s Xperia P and Xperia U Android-based smartphones didn’t exactly look like a duo to die for. With beautiful designs, but rather modest specs and an almost inexplicable ICS omission, the two devices were received with mixed feelings by pundits and regular users. And if the lackluster innards of the two Xperias didn’t provide enough reasons for dissatisfaction, the Xperia P and U have just had their UK release delayed.
Initially set to hit the British market on May 7, the two sleek gadgets from Sony will start shipping three weeks later, on May 28. If you’re still bent to purchase one of these thingies and this new delay [...]
Although devices such as the Droid RAZR MAXX, the Galaxy Nexus and the HTC One X are obviously the cream of the Android crop, many Android fans don’t want to spend top dollar on a high-end smartphone that will become obsolete in little more than a year. Since cheap Android smartphones should be actively avoided (for reasons I’ve detailed in this previous article here), the only remaining alternative is to buy an excellent mid-range Android smartphone.
Given the wide variety of Android smartphones that fall under the mid-range category, many potential buyers might stray away from the smart choices out there. This article is intended to help you pick one of the best [...]
After struggling for much of last year in satiating the public’s growing hunger for bigger, better, and faster Android devices, a reenergized Sony Mobile is hoping to turn things around in 2012 with its new line of Xperia devices. It remains to be seen whether the Xperia portfolio can do for Sony what the Galaxy did for Samsung, but expanding the reach of the devices in a hotly contested market is a surefire way to send the signal that Sony’s not going down without putting up a fight.
Working with Brightstar, a specialized wireless distributor in the US, the deal will see three new Sony smartphones become available for customers, which include the Xperia S, Xperia P, [...]
Last night, Sony showed us the newest members of its Xperia NXT series, the Xperia U and Xperia P. The new NXT brand, launched at CES with the Xperia S, embodies Sony’s commitment to change the image of its ill-fated mobile products. Just ten days ago, the Japanese have finally signed the divorce papers with Ericsson, and now Sony is ready to shine again on its own. The new U and P devices are the first phones to bear the Sony logo (Xperia S still used the Sony Ericsson branding.)
The Xperia U and Xperia P share a sleek and minimalistic design philosophy, and are very similar in appearance to the previously-introduced Xperia S. All three phones have [...]