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  • Say It Ain’t So: XPERIA X1 keyboard is a ‘major flaw’

    Oh, that’s unfortunate. I’ve been eyeing this device since it was announced and have always thought the keyboard looked phenomenal. BGR is reporting, however, that the keyboard on the XPERIA X1 device is a “major flaw” – that’d definitely be a deal-breaker for more than a few people, myself included. Not to say that this keyboard is absolutely terrible… Read More

  • New stylish Bluetooth headphones from Sony

    Today Sony announced new Bluetooth headphones [JP] for the Japanese market. The company will offer the DR-BT140QP in white, pink, black and silver. It can be used for music players, cell phones and One-Seg digital TV receivers.
    The headphones, with a range of 10 meters, feature Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, frequency response of 16Hz-24,000Hz and support A2DP/AVRCP/HFP/HSP profiles. Sony says the… Read More

  • Upcoming two-part controller from Sony sounds nothing like wiimote


    Sure, motion detection is in the future for games on all platforms. It was expected after the success of the Wii that there would be belated follow-ups by Microsoft and Sony (we won’t count the Sixaxis). Of course, they will say how they’ve been thinking of it all along, and their approach is totally unique. I wonder if Sony is even going to try the usual lines when it comes out… Read More

  • GTA IV sales didn't cause increase in console sales, NPD numbers show

    Despite breaking sales records left and right, GTA IV didn’t cause any measurable uptick in console sales. That probably hurts Sony more than Microsoft, seeing as though the GTA series has, since GTA III, been seen as a PlayStation franchise; Sony was expecting PS3-holdouts to see the game and buy a system. Didn’t happen. In fact, sales of the Xbox 360 version nearly doubled those… Read More

  • What are you getting the old man for Father's Day?


    I’ve been giving this a lot of thought in the last few weeks and I’m not sure what to get my dad. The parentals don’t need a TV because they just got a 52-inch Samsung plasma, so that one is out the door. Although, he might want something for the office. This 32-inch Westinghouse 720p, W3223, set isn’t too shabby and for $699 that’s not a bad deal. Heck, I might… Read More

  • Sony announces tiny-ass speakers, home theater

    Either that strawberry’s been genetically modified way beyond safe eating limits, or the speakers that come with Sony’s new HT-IS100 home theater system are pretty small. The 5.1 channel setup pushes 450 watts (RMS) of power, though, so don’t let the tiny fruit-sized tweeters fool you. The two back speakers can be placed without running wires, thanks to an optional wireless… Read More

  • Sony's new Bravia HDTVs can now get YouTube, among others

    Sony’s new HDTVs have another feature you’re not going to find on many other models: YouTube. Using the optional Internet Video Link, users can browse and view almost all of the content on YouTube with their remote. YouTube isn’t the only vieo content available, with other providers like AOL, Sports Illustrated, Comcast’s FEARnet and many others… Read More

  • Sony launches new line for high-end HDTVs loaded with features

    As a guy who’s really, really into HD, I’m kind of excited about Sony’s new XBR series of Bravia HDTVs. Like the latest MacBook Pros from Apple and other laptops from makers like HP, the new HDTVs feature LED backlighting instead of the standard lighting most HDTVs and LCDs use. This means a more natural color, brighter and more uniform whites, and deeper blacks. Not only… Read More

  • Sony Japan presents a new mini radio for mountain climbers

    Yesterday Sony said in a press release [JP] they will start selling a new radio, the CF-R100MT, on the Japanese market on July 10th. The portable yama rajio (mountain radio) was specifically made for use in remote areas. The company classified 117 Japanese mountains into 20 different areas. Hikers and climbers can listen to radio programs just by inputting the relevant area code. Sony is… Read More

  • Sony's Home still on track, if you count beta

    Word around the blogosphere is that Sony’s PS3 version of Second Life, known as Home, was promised to launch in 2008, and it looks like that may be the case, though it might only be in beta. It’ll be an open beta, meaning anyone with a PS3 and an Internet connection can log on and try it out, though it should be pointed out that they might crash your system or reset your characters… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Red-colored PS2 debuts in Japan next month

    Ding ding ding d!ng…… Sony’s releasing a red-colored PS2 in Japan on July 3. It’s gonna cost you ¥16,000, or around $150, for the eight-year-old game console. Nowhere is it suggested that this model of the PS2 will be released here in the U.S. :-( And yes, in lieu of a PS3, I still have a PS2 connected to my TV, thank you very much. Read More

  • Sony could release "OpenBook" very soon

    Contract OEM “leaked” a Sony version of Via’s “open source” laptop running a 1.6GHz C7-M processor. It seems that IDG walked up to one of their laptops at WiMax Expo in Taipei and opened the system properties. A check of the laptop’s properties confirmed the laptop is based on a 1.6GHz C7-M processor from Via and listed Sony as the manufacturer. When the… Read More

  • What's going on at D6 so far

    Bill Gates finally admits at D6 what Mac users have been saying for years, “all Microsoft products are disappointing.” What is not disappointing is Sony’s announcement of a 27-inch 0.3mm Thin OLED Screen, but the pricing leaves much to be desired. Amazon is also launching a video streaming service to compete with iTunes. Maybe this will breathe some life into… Read More

  • First screen shots of BioShock for PS3

    Oh, hey, look at that, it’s BioShock for the PS3. Looks exactly like BioShock for the 360. FAIL. via Joystiq Read More

  • Further details on BioShock's PS3 debut revealed


    Not the actual cover art I still play BioShock during the day with all the lights on. It’s a freaky game that continues to make my heart beat like mad. As a 360 owner I can brag to my friends who own a PS3 that MS’s console has at least two exclusive titles that blow anything the Sony platform has to offer. That number will soon dwindle down to one and leave Gears of War to… Read More

  • Sony Sountina glass speaker now available for a lot of Yen

    Sony will release a spectacular new speaker system in Japan as early as June 20th. The so-called Sountina (a combination of the words sound and fountain) comes in the shape of a glass tube, which is 184.5 cm tall. To be more specific, the device measures 325×184.5x325mm and weighs 12.5 kg. Sony said today they plan to sell their stylish speaker not only to affluent individuals but also… Read More

  • BioShock for PS3 confirmed

    There aren’t exactly any details at the moment to back up this claim, but the UK’s Playstation magazine, PSM3, is promising an in-depth preview along with screenshots according to CVG. No word on when the popular Take-Two title will be available for the Sony platform, but, as usual, we’ll keep a lookout for you PS3 fanboys. Read More

  • First ever PSP Go! Messenger virtual dinner

    I have no idea what either of these blokes are saying, but they’re using Sony’s Go! Messenger feature to do whatever it is that they’re doing. Seriously, I have no idea what Keith Lemon is even saying. Read More

  • Sony PSP celebrates Madden's 20th year with a new shade

    In honor of John Madden’s ugly mug being plastered over a football game, Sony has announced a special bundle and color for the PSP. That particular shade of “metallic” blue is pretty meh, but for $200 it’s not a bad deal at all. The Madden NFL 09 PSP Entertainment Pack includes “NFL: In Just One Play” on UMD Video, a PLAYSTATION Network voucher to download… Read More

  • Sony Japan releases second sound system with golf-ball-sized speakers

    The Japanese are known to be masters of miniaturization. Now Sony is trying to live up to this reputation by releasing a second sound system equipped with golf ball size speakers. Their first model, the the DAV-IS10, was a home theatre in a box set-up. The company today announced their 5.1 sound system HT-IS 100 comes with four speakers as small as 43×43 mm, just a little bigger than… Read More