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Sony to acquire Ericsson’s 50% share in Sony Ericsson for US$1.47bn

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After rumours hinting at the deal, Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson is pulling out of the Sony Ericsson joint venture formed ten years ago with Sony. Sony is to acquire its 50% stake in the company in a deal worth EUR1.05 billion (US$1.47 billion/AU$1.40 billion). The deal is expected to close in January 2012, subject to regulatory and shareholder approval. According to Ericsson’s press release, the deal will give Sony “an […]

Telstra to get Motorola Atrix, Xperia Play and Xoom Tablet?

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According to one blog, Telstra is set to launch an onslaught of brand new phones – especially those from Mobile World Congress and CES – sometime in the middle of April and all through May. These phones include the new Motorola Atrix smartphone and the XOOM tablet. Telling AusDroid, an anonymous source has stated that the Samsung Galaxy Ace will be heading to the carrier’s customers in mid-April, while the […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 33: It’s Raining Tablets

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This week saw Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and the number of tablets have expanded with Samsung, LG and HTC getting in the mix; while publishers are angry with Apple and Telstra gains some love with us with its announcement over 4G. We also get into a shouting match over the fact that processors are different – with Tom on one side and the rest of us on the other. […]

Sony Ericsson Xperia neo and pro joins Play as feature phones of 2011

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Sony Ericsson has also announced at Mobile World Congress the release of two new smartphones to feature this year – the Xperia neo (above) and the Xperia pro – both focused on multimedia while also offering the new Android Gingerbread (Version 2.3) platform. The phones join the Xperia Play as one of the three launch phones for the first-half of 2011. Both phones will feature the mobile BRAVIA Engine that […]

“The Next Level”: Sony Ericsson confirms PlayStation Phone, details out next week

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Sony Ericsson has confirmed the worst-kept secret of the year, with the company confirming during the Super Bowl in the United States the existence of the Xperia PLAY – or more commonly known by its other name, the PlayStation Phone. The company’s ad shows off, in a more gruesome fashion, the Android robot being added thumbs – of course symbolising the fact that this phone will be a PlayStation Phone. […]

Images of Sony Ericsson “Vivaz 2” phone leaked, reviewed

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In the lead up to the CES for mobile phones, the Mobile World Congress, images of a new Sony Ericsson Android-powered phone – dubbed the MT15i, or the “Vivaz 2” – have appeared online after one Russian website managed to score the phone and has done a review. The review, by Mobile-Review.com, has confirmed that the phone will be using Android 2.3 Gingerbread, feature a 1GHz Qualcomm processor (single core, […]

Image reveals Sony Ericsson “Hallon” and the Xperix X12/Anzu?

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As we near the end of the year, we also approach the galore of rumours ahead of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month. This one, coming from the blog titled Blog of Mobile!! (and yes, it does come from Japan), is supposedly a new Sony Ericsson phone that has not been revealed. The phone is codenamed Hallon and features a microUSB and 3.5mm headphone jack at […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 16: Limewire R.I.P

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It’s Halloween and we see the deaths of Limewire and the Walkman. The iPhone 4 White version is either dead or still kicking, and little hackers all over the place thanks to a little Firefox plugin. Yeah. It’s an absolute shambles episodes with only two hosts – with Terence and Stewart. After having a break of one week, James off on la-la land, Tom in Phillip Island and sick, and […]

Sony Ericsson bring out LiveView display for Android

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Today, Sony Ericsson, the company which brought you the X10 line, announced their new device, the LiveView, which despite it looks is not an iPod Nano competitor. Instead the LiveView is a micro display for Android phones with the ability to be a remote control. This device is like many other concepts out there, allow you to read new text messages, see incoming calls and keep up with the latest Facebook and […]

TECHGEEK Podcast #6: We don’t need sex to create a scandal

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Turns out, to create a scandal, we don’t need to have a sexual relationship. However, we get a little bit sidetrack with the NBN to talk about that story. Yes, the NBN. We ranted about the NBN – that’s a first. We also talk about a new FaceTime video sex service and is Android getting a new gaming platform for Android? Anyway, we also introduce to the podcast the lead […]

Sony Ericsson to build PSP phone, threat to iPhone?

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RUMOUR MILL: A report has claimed that Sony Ericsson is working on creating a brand new Android phone that will feature a new gaming ecosystem based around the Playstation. The report, from Engadget, claims that the Phone will be a cross between the Samsung Captivate and the PSP Go, and features the controls of the PSP Go instead of a QWERTY keyboard. Hardware side, the device is said to have […]

Telstra brings more Android – XPERIA X10 comes out in May

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Thought the iPhone would be a predominant player on all the carriers? Telstra has announced that it will be having a second Android phone on its network with the release of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10, a phone which we covered back in November 2009. The phone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor, along with 1GB of onboard memory with a microSD card slot to expand that. It also features […]

Gartner: Nokia, Symbian dominate; Apple, Android and RIM gain

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While 2009 might not be a year to remember when consumer demand was very low – before increasing at the latter end of the year – Symbian still dominates the smartphone market, according to Gartner. However, it might need to do some more to increase its market share after it dipped from 52.4 percent in 2008 to 46.9 percent in 2009, despite an increase of units sold. The increase could […]

Mobile operators unite to bring global apps store

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Twenty-four telecom operators – including Vodafone, SingTel, China Unicom, China Telecom, Telenor, TeleSonera, Sprint, T-Mobile, Orange , AT&T and Verizon Wireless – have announced that they will form together a group known as the Wholesale Applications Community. The group will have the backing of the GSMA consortium and will be backed by LG Electronics, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. The group was founded on a goal to “establish a simple route […]

Sony Ericsson brings out Aspen – now with WinMo 6.5.3

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Sony Ericsson has brought out their new phone with “green credentials at its core” – well according to them anyway. Called the Aspen, the phone is business focus and will feature a QWERTY keyboard, along with using Windows Mobile 6.5.3 as its OS (and it’s just a very, very, very small update to WinMo 6.5). It also features a 3.2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth with A2DP, MMS and SMS, Assisted GPS, […]