Sony Xperia U

Sony announced today that it is rolling out updates to a number of its Xperia line of phones: the Xperia P, Xperia U, Xperia Go and Xperia Sola. Sorry, you’re not getting Jelly Bean yet—that won’t be until 2013—but at least if you’re running Gingerbread on your Xperia P you’ll finally be getting Ice Cream Sandwich.

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The Android smartphone environment in the U.S. has been dominated by companies such as Samsung, HTC, and Motorola, with manufacturers such as Huawei, ZTE, LG, and Sony attempting to make in-roads into an already saturated market. These companies have planned for this entry with some truly amazing devices, but unfortunately Sony has fallen somewhat short in this regard. Do they get points for effort? And a valiant effort it is, with the Sony Xperia P, Xperia S, and the mid-range Xperia Sola now available for sale in the USA. The good news – the devices are available unlocked and not…

Sony Xperia Sola

Remember our The Future is Now: Touch-free Touchscreens Coming Soon post, which described the touch-free touchscreen technology developed by French company Noalia? Well, you can now say that the future described in the post is already old news, because the first touch-free smartphone is not only real, but is also just weeks away from being available in stores. Who’s the culprit? Sony! At an event in London today, Sony announced the newest member of its Xperia lineup, the Sony Xperia sola (yes, not capitalized), a 3.7-inch Android 2.3 device that resembles the Xperia S, with dumbed-down specs and sans the…

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After a series of naming their new devices after single letters, is Sony finally ready to break free from this norm? Recently, Sony has filed a trademark name at the US Trademark and Patents Office for their newest offering, the Xperia Sola. This bit of news came after the company announced the first US bound Sony smartphone, the Xperia Ion. Several think that the Sola is among the mysterious devices listed on the 2012 roadmap which leaked last night. However, it is typical for companies to register trademarks which they end up not using. But considering the strong attachment of…