Monday, August 29, 2011

Nozomi is Sony Ericsson’s next flagship Android

Rumours doing the rounds on the internet claim that Sony Ericsson is getting ready to launch its new handset Nozomi as early as November. This Android smartphone runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS and has a lot to offer. It will apparently replace Xperia Arc as the companys flagship smartphone.

According to, the spec-sheet doing rounds shows Nozomi bearing the model number SO-02D. Powered by a 1.4 GHz processor, Nozomi has a 1GB RAM. It has a 4.3 display with a resolution of 1280 x 720p. The phone will come with a micro-SIM, similar to the iPhone4. It will also be equipped with CMOS camera sensor.

What has left experts wondering is the processor of the phone. It looks like the processor is a 1.4 GHz single-core Snapdragon S2 chipset (MSM8655T) with Andreno 205 GPU. This is not powerful enough to warrant the device a flagship for Sony Ericsson, specially since the leaked Xperia Duo is rumored to be releasing soon with a dual core processor and a 4.5 gHD display.

Debates on the internet are fueling the growth of various theories about Sony Ericssons upcoming releases. Some are of the opinion that Xperia Duo will release first (and be the companys flagship for the time being) and after a few months, the company will release Nozomi, even as late as next year. Others feel that since Android 2.3 eats up a battery quickly, Sony Ericsson is addressing the problem of short battery life with the single-core processor.

In fact, some even believe that Xperia Duo and Nozomi might be one and the same phone, the former with a dual-core processor and the latter with a single-core processor.

Nozomi was earlier thought to be releasing only in Japan but if rumors on the internet are to be believed, it is set for a global release. We just dont know when, though. If Sony Ericsson delivers all that rumors are promising with Nozomi, the company might just be able to establish a foothold in the smartphone market. Lets see what they finally have on offer. An official statement from Sony Ericsson is awaited.

Xperia Ray and Active expected tomorrow

Xperia Active is aimed at health freaks. It has features like a heart and pulse rate monitor; while Xperia Ray is targeted at more style conscious consumers.

Sony Ericsson will launch two new smartphones in India on Tuesday. These devices are part of its Xperia brand. Both phones were announced in June during the CommunicAsia 2011 event in Singapore and feature the latest Android 2.3 operating system along with a 1 GHz processor. With this, the Xperia brand will include nine phones and there are more to come.

Xperia Active has a 3 inch reality display with Sony's Mobile Bravia display technology, and a 5 megapixel camera with HD video functionality. It is a dust and water resistant phone, and incorporates wet finger tracking which means that the phone works perfectly even when the screen or the user's fingers are wet.
Sony Ericsson's Xperia Active is for health conscious people and comes pre-loaded with sports apps that enable consumers to easily track their fitness levels. Users can set their ideal training route using the built-in GPS, barometer and compass. The on-screen heart rate and pulse can be monitored in real time (enabled by ANT+ wireless networking technology), while the iMapMyFitness app can monitor day to day performance. In addition, Facebook inside Xperia allows consumers to share their progress and experiences with friends.
The phone comes with a changeable soft-touch back cover, and detachable ear hooks for the portable handsfree that ensure the earpieces remain in place while you are running. It is packed with a wrist strap and arm case for use during workouts as well.
The phone is not the lightest — it weighs about 110.8 grams. Besides, the battery has a capacity of 1,200 mAh, which is measly for smartphones. We hope that Sony Ericsson has some tricks up its sleeve to make the battery last a full day.

The other new Sony phone is called Xperia Ray. Aimed more at style conscious consumers the phone comes with a sleek aluminium frame, reality display, mobile Bravia engine, and a 3.3 inch screen.
Xperia Ray, which also runs on the latest Android platform for smartphones (Gingerbread 2.3), is powered by a 1 GHz processor. The phone is quite sleek, with a thickness of 9.4 mm, and it looks gorgeous.
Besides, it has an 8.1 megapixel camera with Exmor R Sony camera technology and HD video functionality, which means that the camera will be one of the best, if not the best, in its class.
Xperia Ray incorporates a front facing camera and a scratch resistant screen with excellent resolution and brightness, and integrated touch keys. The phone is light at just 100 grams. All the other bells and whistles of the smartphone such as WiFi, 3G, Bluetoothand DLNAare all present.
Sony Ericsson has not announced the prices of its devices but we think they would cost between Rs 15,000-20,000.


Sony Ericsson Xperia Duo, Big Screen Smartphone with Dual-Core Processor 1.4 GHz

Thе sony ericsson xperia duo, sony ericsson’s first dual core phone.
Although thе existence οf thіѕ smartphone іѕ posted bу thе same site whеn thе smartphone іѕ launched, namely sebbs.it168. іntеrеѕtіnɡƖу, thе appearance thіѕ time ѕοmе οf thе rumors related specifications thаt wіƖƖ carry thіѕ smartphone аƖѕο revealed.
frοm thе rumor mill іѕ rumored thаt thе Sony Ericsson Xperia DuoƖƖ Uѕе NovaThor A9500 chipset, whісh combines Core Cortex A9 wіth thе Mali-400 GPU. Thе chipset іѕ basically thе same аѕ thаt used Samsung i9100 Galaxy S II, bυt thе Xperia Duo CPU more higher speed іѕ 1.4 GHz.
Based οn οthеr rumors thаt thе Sony Ericsson Xperia Duo reportedly аƖѕο going tο bе packed wіth MSM8260 Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset, whісh іѕ now аƖѕο used bу HTC Sensation.
Thе ɡοοgle news іѕ Sony Ericsson Xperia DuoƖƖ hаνе thе CPU overclocked version οf one οf thе leading chipset.
Sony Ericsson Xperia DuoƖƖ come wіth a screen measuring 4.5 inch QHD whο hаνе bееn using Bravia Mobile Engine. Gingerbread Android smartphone platform іѕ аƖѕο ѕаіd tο hаνе a camera wіth 12 MP resolution аnd a battery-powered 2500 mAh.
Sіnсе thіѕ news іѕ still a rumor, іt іѕ difficult indeed tο guess whеn thіѕ smartphoneƖƖ bе released tο thе market, thе same goes fοr thе price. Wе саn οnƖу hope, I hope thе official announcement wіƖƖ come іn thе next few weeks.


  • Networks: 2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G HSDPA 900 / 2100, HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100;
  • Screen: 4.5 inch, LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 540 x 960 pixels, Scratch-resistant surface, Accelerometer sensor fοr auto-rotate, Multi-touch input method, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine, Proximity sensor fοr auto turn-οff, Timescape UI;
  • Main camera: 12 MP, 4000×3000 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Touch focus, image stabilization, geo-tagging, face аnԁ smile detection, Video, continuous autofocus, video light;
  • Secondary Camera: yes.
  • Memory: 1.5 GB οf RAM, microSD up tο 32GB;
  • Connectivity: Wi Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspots, Bluetooth v2.1 wіth A2DP, EDR, microUSB v2.0, 3G HSDPA, HSUPA;
  • CPU: 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, Qualcomm MSM8260;
  • Operating System: Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread);
  • Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM;
  • Browser: HTML;
  • Radio: Stereo FM radio wіth RDS;
  • GPS: A-GPS support;
  • Java: Java MIDP emulator via;
  • Othеr Features: Digital compass, аn HDMI port, Active noise cancellation wіth dedicated mic, MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player, MP3/eAAC + / WMA / WAV player, TrackID music recognition, NeoReader barcode scanners, Google Search, Maps , Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Facebook аnd Twitter integration, Document viewer, Adobe Flash 10.2, Voice memo / dial / commands, Predictive text input, 3.5 mm audio jack;
  • Battery: Li-Po 2500 mAh.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Sony S2 Android tablet will launch as the Sony Tablet P

Remember that cool looking clamshell tablet that Sony was calling the S2? A source for Engadget has leaked some more information on the device, including its new moniker, the Sony Tablet P. According to the tipster, the Sony Tablet P will have a Tegra 2 processor under the hood, spreading dual-core lovin' throughout the device, which will also have 512MB of RAM. As we reported, Android 3.2 will be running the show. 4GB of storage come out of the box along with a included 2GB microSD card. The Sony P2 will offer 4G and Wi-Fi connectivity and at 370 grams is much lighter than the 601 gram Apple iPad 2, although it weighs more than the Kyocera Echo. A front-facing .3MP camera will let you see yourself constantly, or allow you to engage in video-chat.16GB and 32GB models will be available.
The other Sony Tablet, previously known as the S1, is now the Sony Tablet S and has a more standard tablet-type form factor and will feature Wi-Fi connectivity only. Like the Sony Tablet P, this device will have both 16GB and 32GB versions, a dual-core Tegra 2 processor and a front-facing .3MP camera. Unlike its more unorthodox looking brother, the Tablet S has 1GB of RAM and weighs 600 grams. As with the Sony Tablet P, Android 3.2 will be installed.

Unfortunately, there is no word about pricing or a launch date. Retailers have allegedly been told to stand by for some more information expected to be released soon, which means we could be hearing more about these two tablets shortly.


Sony Ericsson may be working on its next flagship, codenamed Nozomi; SK19i cancelled

Rumor has it that a new Sony Ericsson flagship smartphone is baking over at the company's busy kitchen. Codenamed Nozomi, the said device will allegedly pack a 4.3-inch 720p display, which is shaping up to become the next standard among cutting-edge handsets. Furthermore, a 1.4GHz chip will supposedly be ticking under its hood, yet the rumor does not clarify whether it will be of the dual-core kind or not.

However, we are witnessing a bit of a rumor clash here as previous speculations suggested that the flagship spot in Sony Ericcson's portfolio was reserved for the Xperia Duos. As far as the rumors are to be believed, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Duos is to feature a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and a 4.5-inch qHD display.

Of course, all of this is information that has yet to be confirmed by an official source, but if there is at least some truth to it, one possible explanation would be that one of the above handsets is to become  the very best that Sony Ericsson will have to offer, while the other is to take the second spot. Besides that, the rumor does not make it clear when the Nozomi is expected to be announced so it may simply be a handset scheduled for release later in 2012 with the Xperia Duos boasting flagship status for the time being. Earlier leaks have suggested that the Duos, Sony Ericsson's first dual-core handset, may be unveiled as soon as next month.

Oh, there is one more thing that we have to mention. Remember that rumored Sony Ericsson smartphone bearing the SK19i model name? The same source who spilled the beans about the Nozomi says that the device was meant to sit between the Xperia mini pro and the Xperia pro and was not exactly built as a version of the Xperia ray with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. However, we might never know for sure as the tipster also mentions that the company has decided to pull the plug on the handset.