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Is Sony planning a 12″ tablet?

The notoriously unreliable Taiwan Digitimes is reporting that Sony could be planning a 12" tablet. Hmm. According to the short report: "Sony Mobile Communications will launch a 12-inch tablet in the first quarter of 2015. Several other vendors are also developing large-size tablets for launch in the first or second quarters, according to Taiwan-based supply…

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James O'MalleyIs Sony planning a 12″ tablet?
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Carphone Warehouse takes pre-orders for Sony Experia Z3

It isn't all about the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus you know! There are other smartphones out there that are being eagerly anticipated including the new Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact devices. Now available to pre-order from Carphone Warehouse,  the mobile retailer will be stocking the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact handset exclusively in green (see…

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Chris PriceCarphone Warehouse takes pre-orders for Sony Experia Z3
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Sony Xperia Z4 to feature “Quad HD” display?

No, you're not going mad - it was only on Thursday that Sony announced the Xperia Z3 family of phones and tablets. But that doesn't mean the gossip has stopped - even before that phone hits shelves rumours about the Z4 have started. If you've ever wondered how the rumour mill works, this is it.…

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All of the new Sony Xperia Z3 details from IFA

Last night Sony revealed its newest devices at the IFA show in Germany. Here's all of the details. Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact That's right - we've got the Sony Xperia Z3 already despite the Z2 being less than a year old. So is there anything truly new? This time round Sony is boasting about…

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James O'MalleyAll of the new Sony Xperia Z3 details from IFA
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Sony releases “underwater” apps for waterproof phones

One of the most talked about features of the Sony Xperia Z2 is the fact that it is waterproof. This means that it can take a dunk under water and still be fine. To promote this, Sony has released six apps designed for use underwater. Whilst not earth-shattering, they do sound fun. According to Geek,…

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Sony SmartWatch 3 rumoured to not run Android Wear

Rumour has it that Sony's planned SmartWatch 3 won't run Android Wear, and will instead stick with Sony's own proprietary platform. According to VR Zone, the watch will also support wireless charging (so no need to plug in) and though it will connect to your phone via bluetooth like most other smartwatches, it will also…

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Microsoft loses $400m on Xbox One

In news that will no doubt please Sony, Microsoft - which spent $2.1 billion producing and marketing the Xbox One - has reported a loss of $400 million (£238m) since launching the console in November last year. The Independent reports that the news comes from Microsoft’s annual earnings report for 2014, and shows the loss…

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Stuart O'ConnorMicrosoft loses $400m on Xbox One
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Sony gives up on e-readers after ten years

Sony has confirmed that it is not planning to release any more e-readers - ten years after pioneering the reading format. Long before we had the Kindle, we had the Sony Librie, which was released way back in 2004. The device had an e-ink display, but lacked the featured that made the Kindle a real…

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Rip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology

It's something that people in the UK have always suspected, but now Which? has made it official – Britons pay far more for new technology products than consumers in the US. The consumer watchdog compared the prices, excluding tax, of 13 identical products ranging from televisions and games consoles to desktop applications and security software and…

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Xbox One sales double after Kinect-less release, says Microsoft

In news that will surprise nobody, it seems that forcing people to buy a peripheral they do not want does not make good business sense. Microsoft's Xbox Wire blog is reporting that Xbox One sales have doubled in the US since the launch of the non-Kinect bundle. "Over the past month, we’ve seen a strong…

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Stuart O'ConnorXbox One sales double after Kinect-less release, says Microsoft