Sony 2012 SmartPhone Articles

Popular Sony Articles for 2012

Sony PlayStation Vita Vs. Nintendo 3DS: Mobile Game Consoles Go Head-to-Head

You may enjoy smartphone or tablet games but still long for something more. The Sony and Nintendo portable gaming consoles have a great deal to offer, but there are questions[...]

Sony PlayStation Vita Review: Taking Mobile Gaming to a New Level

The Sony PlayStation Vita is a very capable mobile gaming console, but it's more than that as well -- it boasts a web browser, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even optional 3G[...]

Sony Launches SmartWatch: Android-Powered Wristwatch

Today, Sony launched SmartWatch MN2: a wristwatch-like device that allows owners to read text messages, social updates and emails, manage calls, as well as control music that is on an[...]

Google Developer Explains the Long Wait for Android OS 4.0 Upgrades

A prominent Google engineer involved in the development of the Android OS has given an explanation on why so many people are still waiting for an upgrade to the latest[...]

Sony Xperia Play Gaming Smartphone Won’t Be Getting Android OS 4.0 After All

Bad news for owners of Sony's gaming-oriented smartphone -- the company said today that the Xperia Play won't be getting the upgrade to the latest version of Android that the[...]

Quad-Core Smartphones Dominated Mobile World Congress 2012

Mobile World Congress is wrapping up in Barcelona, and Brighthand's European correspondent brings us his picks for the most important announcements made at this annual smartphone tradeshow.

Controversial Smartphone Manufacturer Foxconn Has Doubled Employee Pay in the Last Three Years

Foxconn, which produces smartphones and tablets for a wide variety of companies, has drawn considerable criticism for its employees' working conditions. Today, the company announced a significant pay raise for[...]

CES or IFA: Which Giant Consumer Electronics Tradeshow is Better?

Each year, there are two massive electronics shows: CES in Las Vegas and IFA in Berlin. This raises the question, which of these two is better? Brighthand's European coorespondent compares[...]

The Android OS: Splintered but Unbroken

When we talk about an operating system being fragmented, we mean that there are lots of versions of it still in use. This is a result of older devices not[...]

Something Old, Something New: Companies Focus on Recycling, Re-Using Outdated Phones

Old handsets that end up in landfills leak toxic chemicals into the soil and groundwater. But there are programs that make it easy for consumers to recycle, and even make[...]

Sony’s Smartphone Strategy: The Last Man Standing?

Sony, a company not often mentioned in the same breath as Apple, Samsung and HTC, has quietly moved into the number three position in the global smartphone market in the[...]

Sony Now Selling Unlocked Xperia Advance Rugged Smartphone

Staying true to its word, Sony has started taking pre-orders for an unlocked version of the water and dust-resistant Xperia Advance in the U.S., giving smartphone users a rugged alternative[...]

AT&T Sony Xperia Ion LTE Pre-order Price Revealed

At CES 2012, Sony unveiled the Xperia Ion LTE, the first Sony phone to run on 4G LTE networks. While Sony and AT&T have yet to officially release the price[...]

Sony Xperia TL Bringing High-End Specs to AT&T’s 4G LTE Network

Adding on to the trio of Android-powered 4G LTE-enabled smartphones it announced last week, AT&T is once again expanding its high-speed lineup with the addition of the Sony Xperia TL

AT&T Now Offering Sony Xperia TL with a 13 Megapixel Camera

AT&T released Sony's new flagship handset today the Xperia TL. The device offers impressive specs paired at an even more impressive price. The device is currently available online at[...]

AT&T Getting Sony Xperia T Cutting-Edge Android Smartphone

A retailer in the U.K. has let slip that the recently-announced Sony Xperia T is on the way to the U.S. courtesy of AT&T.

What’s Wrong with CES? Plenty

The Consumer Electronics Show is a week-long annual celebration of technology in all its forms. It's a venue where over a hundred thousand digerati show up to see the latest[...]

Apple iPhone Outsold Android Last Quarter in the U.S.

Apple enjoyed stellar sales in the last quarter of 2011. Not only were more iPhone units sold than in any previous three month period, a market research firm says this[...]

Sony Opening Android PlayStation Suite to More Developers

Developers who want to create games for Sony PlayStation Suite will soon have access to the tools they need. This will allow them to create titles for smartphones and tablets[...]

CES 2012: Day Two Notes from the Tradeshow Floor

Yesterday was the second day of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Brighthand editors and staff spent the day looking at new smartphones and accessories as fast as[...]