Demand is picking up
There are signs that the smartphone component industry is picking up, after being in the doledrums for a year or so.
Unlocked at Amazon and Best Buy for $699
Sony’s flagship smartphone this year, the Xperia XZ, first became available in Taiwan last week and is now available in the US after it sold out of pre-orders overseas in about 45 minutes.
No games and a basic Blu-Ray disk
While many had hoped that Sony’s new PlayStation 4 Pro would herald a brave new age of 4k gaming, they might have to scale back their expectations – at least for now.
Only available through Sony AV dealers and installers
This week at Sony’s annual Cedia 2016 press briefing in Dallas, Texas, the company announced its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player, the UBP-X1000ES. Unfortunately, the device will only be available through Sony’s authorized custom installation dealerships.
On Monday, Sony unveiled two new PlayStation 4 consoles set to debut on September 15th and November 10th, one designed as a slim refresh of the original console from November 2013, and the second as a mid-generation upgrade featuring 4K video output, HDR support and a redesigned GPU based on AMD Polaris, but lacking a 4K Blu-ray disc drive.
New titles arriving in Japan
Sony is hoping to pull its nadgers out of the fire with a batch of mobile games.
Xperia... Sony has heard about the English language....
Following most other smartphone manufacturers which have released partial lists of devices that will be graced with Google's latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS, Sony has also "unveiled" its own negligee like list of devices.
"PS4 Slim" refresh along with 4K PlayStation Neo
Over the weekend, new images emerged of a second PlayStation 4 console that Sony is expected to release next month alongside its anticipated mid-generation hardware refresh known collectively as the “PlayStation Neo” or 4K-capable PlayStation 4.
At least in the UK
MIcrosoft's Xbox One has finally overtaken Sony's PS4 – at least in British sales.