After receiving rave reviews for last year’s model, the Xperia Tablet Z, Sony has refreshed its flagship with a sleek waterproof design that's just a hair thinner than the last. It's even just slightly thinner and lighter than the iPad Air.
By Jonathan Wolfe:Sony Corporation (SNE) has crept up slowly in the smartphone market, from being well outside the top 5, and now sitting 4th for market share, sending out 9.8 million units in the 4th quarter 2012, behind competitors Samsung (SSNLF.PK), Apple (AAPL), and Huawei.
Sony just took the wraps off its new flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3, which looks like it will feature a gorgeous aluminum design. The Xperia Z3 will be available through T-Mobile this fall, although Sony hasn't disclosed pricing just yet. Like Sony's other Xperia flagships, the Z3 is dustproof and waterproof.
Sony just announced that it will be releasing a new smartphone exclusively for Verizon on Oct. 23. The phone, called the Xperia Z3V, will cost $199 on a two-year contract. It'll be available in both black and white color options, and comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p screen. That's about the same size as the new Moto X.
ByAlex Cho:Sony (SNE) is expected to release the Xperia Z1s on January 22nd. The latest Xperia device is exclusive to T-Mobile (TMUS), and comes with cutting edge tech. Sony's device business grew by 39.3% year-over-year in the second quarter of its 2013 fiscal year. Sony's mobile business is the primary catalyst for earnings growth.