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Sony’s back with the new SmartBand 2 fitness band, and this time it has a heart rate sensor

Sony has announced the SmartBand 2, the sequel to its original fitness band, that comes with several new features including a heart rate monitor, plus a new strap design. It's ready to go on sale in September.

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Sony’s struggles in mobile continue as company reportedly lays off almost 1,000

Sony reportedly announced a recent round of job cuts in its mobile division, all of which target the workforce in Sweden. Overall, almost 1,000 employees will reportedly get the pink slip, with more job cuts likely to come.

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Good news Xperia fans! The Xperia Z3+ is a version of the cool Xperia Z4 for everyone

Sony has finally announced an international version of the Xperia Z4. It's called the Xperia Z3+, and it has a water resistant, slim, and light body with a Snapdragon 810 chip and a 5.2-inch screen.

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Sony reportedly to cut additional 1,000 jobs from mobile division

As part of plans to revamp its smartphone business, Sony has reportedly decided to cut a further 1,000 jobs in its mobile division, a move that will leave the unit with around 5,000 workers.

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After sucking the wind out of PS4 sales profits, Sony is instituting a smartphone and TV production smackdown

Sony will produce less smartphones and TVs in light of predicted multi-billion dollar losses from those divisions. The company announced a new plan to investors, which places more emphasis on gaming and image sensors.

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The next Sony Xperia smartphone could be sold through Sprint

A new rumor suggests the Sprint network will start selling a Sony Xperia smartphone in the near future. Although the device's name wasn't mentioned, it could be the Xperia Z3, one of the new mobile phones expected to be revealed at next week's IFA tech show.

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Want to take the ultimate selfie? Sony says you need the new Xperia C3

Sony has officially introduced the Xperia C3, which it calls the first PROSelfie smartphone, thanks to not only an LED flash above the screen, but a wide variety of apps and features usually seen only on the rear camera.

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Sony sold 39.1 million Android phones in 2013 in spite of earnings dip

Sony’s new Android smartphones, most notably the Xperia Z1, have given the company a lifeline as it attempts to crawl out of persistent losses. It posted strong sales to mitigate the effects of declining profits.

Sony offers $350 worth of freebies to Xperia Z1, Z1S, and Z2 owners

Sony announced a premium services package that owners of the Xperia Z1, Z1s, and Z2 can download for free. According to Sony, the package is valued at approximately $350.

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Faster, Android 4.4 KitKat-powered Xperia Tablet Z2 rumored for MWC 2014

Sony may be about to launch the Xperia Tablet Z2, a sequel to last year's Xperia Tablet Z. A leak has provided a run down of its specifications, indicating we can expect a substantial power upgrade.

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Sony rumored to be re-introducing Cyber-shot and Walkman branding to its mobile phones

After abandoning them after splitting with Ericsson several years ago, Sony is rumored to be considering re-introducing the Cyber-shot and Walkman brand names to its range of Xperia smartphones.

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Sony’s fatter, aquaphobic version of the Xperia Z, the Xperia ZL, now up for pre-order in the U.S.

Sony has put the Xperia ZL up for pre-order in the U.S., via its own online store. The phone is a variation of the Xperia Z, with some subtle changes to the spec sheet to make it slightly cheaper.

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Sony rethinks mobile strategy, sees cheap phones and possibly, Firefox OS as its savior

Sony wants to become the third biggest phone manufacturer on the planet, and one of the strategies it thinks will make this possible is to sell more phones in emerging markets, something it may turn to Mozilla's Firefox OS to help achieve.

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Things are getting sweeter for Sony Xperia owners. Android Jelly Bean is coming next month

The Xperia series is getting Android 3.1 Jelly Bean, which means the iconic phone of James Bond will soon have Google Now and other new features by the end of March. Unfortunately, those with older 2011 models may be stuck with "Ice Cream Sandwich."

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Sony unveils VAIO Duo 11 sliding tablet and VAIO Tap 20 ‘tabletop’ PC

Sony has officially made its entry into the Windows 8 touchscreen line up at IFA 2012 with the sliding Duo 11 tablet and Tap 20 desktop-tablet hybrid.

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