While most of us are eagerly waiting to see Sony’s upcoming super phone, the LT29i “Hayabusa”, in action, another, more modest handheld from the Japanese company has enjoyed a first hands-on treatment.
The ST21i “Tapioca” hasn’t been officially confirmed by anyone at Sony, but we knew for a while (a couple of weeks, to be more exact) that it was coming. With just an 800 MHz single-core processor under the hood, but with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on top of the box, the Tapioca has left a pretty good impression to the guys at Eldar Murtazin’s Mobile-review, the first people to ever get their hands on a pre-release version of the phone.
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If new leaks about Sony’s upcoming super phone are accurate, the ongoing battle between high-end Android smartphones will get even more exciting in the second half of the year. According to a member of the Chinese Baidu forum, the Japanese’ secret weapon is the LT29i, a device packing some impressive specs, that goes by the codename Hayabusa (Japanese for Peregrine Falcon).
According to sources, Sony LT29i will come with a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, which packs the upgraded Adreno 320 GPU. If you’ve been longing for a bigger screen on your Sony Xperia smartphone, you’ll appreciate the Hayabusa’s 4.55-inch HD Reality display. Other [...]
The old adage tells you that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. Things may not be that simple for budding Android developers who don’t have the resources to invest in several Android devices to ensure the compatibility of their apps. Sure, emulators are good, and the one included in the Android SDK recently got a major usability boost thanks to hardware acceleration. But emulators are not always enough.
For that times, you might want to have a look at Sony’s new device loaner program. As a way to give back to the Android developer community, and, of course, to ensure that more apps will work perfectly on its devices, Sony has created the Device [...]
What a difference a couple of decades — and some bad moves – made for Sony. This is a company that has created some of the world’s most iconic and beloved piece of electronic gizmos (Walkman and PlayStation, anyone?), but now sees itself playing second fiddle. We’re talking about a multimedia powerhouse that was once close of buying a troubled company called Apple in the early 1990s, which has ironically outgrown it now 30-fold in terms of market value ($18 billion compared to Apple’s $581 billion).
There’s no sugar coating the fact that Sony is ailing badly, and this is the sad reality that that Kazuo Hirai, the new CEO of Sony, inherits upon taking the helm [...]
Even though Sony isn’t exactly the most popular Android smartphone manufacturer on the market, the Japanese have always had a few things going for them. I, for one, have always liked the Xperia designs and especially their top-notch TFT displays.
However, if we are to believe a rumor from a couple of days back, it seems that Sony will try to mix things up a little with at least one of their future Xperia smartphones. In spite of the fact that we have no idea when this new supposed Xperia would come and how it will be priced, it seems that the device will be Sony’s first-ever smartphone to sport an AMOLED display.
The gadget’s display should measure 4.3 [...]