Sony Mobile has launched the Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH54 application ahead of its impending release. The app comes with an interactive tutorial to get you started and allows you to customise incoming notifications such as emails, messages and calendar events on the OLED display. The app will also allow you to adjust vibrate alert and privacy settings.
The Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH54 is crafted from “premium metal” and includes a FM radio, NFC, Bluetooth 3.0 and a splash-proof design. The SBH54 headset will last for five hours in terms of talk time and takes an hour to charge. The headphones also feature echo, wind and noise cancellation. [read more…]
Amazon UK is running a promotion at the moment on the Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact, where you can claim a freebie depending on which model you purchase. If you buy the Xperia Z5 you can claim the Sony BSP10 Bluetooth Speaker free of charge and if you buy the Xperia Z5 Compact you can claim the Sony SBH60 Stereo Bluetooth Headset.
The promotion will only apply to purchases of the Graphite Black models made between 8 October to 31 December 2015. It will also only apple to purchases made from Amazon.co.uk (not 3rd party sellers on Amazon marketplace). Head over to Amazon for the full details. [read more…]
We are partnering with UnlockUnit to give away 5 unlock codes for Sony Xperia handsets. If you recently bought a carrier-locked Sony Xperia device, then this competition will be just for you. UnlockUnit supports a wide range of Xperia handsets, including the just-released Xperia Z5 family. The full range of Xperia handsets supported can be found here.
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Sony Mobile has updated the TrackID application to build number 4.3.B.1.3. New additions include a re-write of the History module and lyrics search , that allows you to search lyrics through the web. The update is live in the Play Store right now or you can download the APK below. [read more…]
Sony Mobile has recently started to sell the Xperia C4 (E5306) in the United States, unlocked through Best Buy. The variant being sold is 4G LTE compatible and will work with AT&T and T-Mobile US. Best Buy is selling the handset for $274.99 with free shipping and it is available in black and white colours. [read more…]
When Sony Mobile confirmed which Xperia devices will receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow, perhaps one of the key surprises was a lack of an update for Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra owners. Yes, the older Xperia Z series was not on the list either, but given that these handsets launched in the spring of 2013 we always thought unlikely that they would see an update to Marshmallow. These models now have Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and have experienced a good bunch of updates since it arrived with Android 4.1.2. [read more…]
Japanese operator SoftBank has announced the Sony Xperia Z5 as part of its winter collection. Unlike the NTT docomo or au versions of the handset, the SoftBank Xperia Z5 has no branding on the exterior. The SoftBank Xperia Z5 will be available in four colours (White, Graphite Black, Gold and Green). Pre-orders will start tomorrow (9 October 2015) with the handset expected to launch towards the end of the month. No pricing details have been announced right now. [read more…]
A small firmware update is on the horizon for the Xperia E4 models. The single SIM version has seen build number 24.0.A.5.22 certified by the PTCRB, which compares to current build 24.0.A.5.14. The Xperia E4 Dual has seem build number 24.0.B.5.22 certified, which compares to current build 24.0.B.5.14. Expect the firmware to contain minor bug fixes. We’ll let you know once it starts to roll. [read more…]
Sony Mobile had already released a premium Xperia Theme based on the hit animation movie “Hotel Transylvania 2”. It has now published another premium theme based on the movie – this time focusing on Dracula. The theme is available for £1/€1/$1 in the Google Play Store. [read more…]
Now that the Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact have been released, we should start to see accessories for the handsets start to appear. The official Style Cover Window cases are now available from the Sony Mobile Store in Europe. This includes the SCR42 Style Cover Window case for Xperia Z5 and SCR44 Style Cover Window case for Xperia Z5 Compact, both priced at £34.99/€39.00.
The Style Cover Window cases allow you to access up to five customisable widgets through a smart window. The cases are water (IPX5/8) and scratch (3H) resistant and uses NFC to easily connect to your handset. The front cover also includes a magnet to switch between modes. The cases are available in four colours each – black, white, gold and green for the Xperia Z5 and black, yellow, white and coral for the Xperia Z5 Compact. [read more…]
Sony’s Chief Executive Officer Kaz Hirai has issued some cautious words around the Xperia smartphone business whilst speaking to reporters. He confirmed that the restructuring within the smartphone division continues and that “alternative options” will need to be considered if the company cannot deliver at least sustainable break-even profits from next year onwards.
2015 has been a year of transition for Sony and whilst there has been positive buzz around its newest Xperia Z5 series, its other products released this year have not been bona-fide hits. The Xperia Z3+ in particular created a lot of negative publicity, mainly surrounding the choice of chipset, which Sony has largely conquered in the latest Z5 models. [read more…]