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Verizon makes the Xperia Z3v and SmartWatch 3 available
By Luke Jones on Thursday October 23, 2014

Verizon and Sony announced the new Xperia Z3v a couple of weeks back, but far from being a true variant of the Japanese company's new flagship, the Z3v is more a re-tooled Xperia Z2. Putting that disappointment aside, the device is still very good and today Verizon has announced that the smartphone is available.

Sony Xperia Z4 specs and details, 4GB RAM, 64-Bit Snapdragon 810
By Luke Jones on Monday October 20, 2014

Sony may have only just started rolling out its new Xperia Z3 flagship, but we are already hearing plenty about the next version the Xperia Z4. Typically when rumors start for the next flagship device immediately after the launch of the latest model, we dismiss them, such as current iPhone 7 rumors for example. However, such is Sony's launch model, these rumors are actually worth paying attention to.

Sony confirms Android 5.0 for entire Xperia Z range
By Luke Jones on Friday October 17, 2014

Sony was obviously watching Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop final release launch this week as the Japanese company has detailed its plans for the software, and boy are they robust. More than a few Sony handsets will be getting the bump to Lollipop as the company confirmed every device in its flagship Xperia Z range will be treated to the update.

Sony Xperia Z3 coming to T-Mobile, Z3 Compact available now unlocked
By Luke Jones on Tuesday October 14, 2014

Sony is taking its US strategy seriously this year and T-Mobile has confirmed that the company's Xperia Z3 flagship will be arriving on its network this month. That follows Verizon's news last week that it would offer the Xperia Z3v (a re-tooled Z2) for $199 on contract starting this week. It is also thought that Sprint will offer the Xperia Z3 too as T-Mobile is certainly not discussing the device as an exclusive.

UPDATE: Sony SmartWatch 3 on Verizon for $249
By Luke Jones on Monday October 13, 2014

Sony is finally taking the US market seriously. In the past the Japanese giant has rolled out mobile products months after they first launch in other markets. However, the company has already detailed plans for the latest Xperia Z3 to land in the US alongside the rest of the world, while the Verizon exclusive Xperia Z3v is also confirmed for launch this month. We can also add to that list Sony's latest wearable, the SmartWatch 3.

Sony's Xperia Z3v is actually an Xperia Z2 variant
By Luke Jones on Monday October 13, 2014

Sony and Verizon launched a new device last week in the form the Xperia Z3v, which as the name suggests is a variant of Sony's latest Xperia Z3 flagship. However, after taking a close look at the Z3v and spending some time with the handset we have found that Sony and Verizon have been a bit crafty. Check out our in-depth look at the Xperia Z3v and fine out why we think Sony is being cute with the name of this device (the clue being this is not a Z3 at all).

Sony launching the SmartWatch 3 with Verizon
By Luke Jones on Saturday October 11, 2014

Sony is finally taking the US market seriously. In the past the Japanese giant has rolled out mobile products months after they first launch in other markets. However, the company has already detailed plans for the latest Xperia Z3 to land in the US alongside the rest of the world, while the Verizon exclusive Xperia Z3v is also confirmed for launch this month. We can also add to that list Sony's latest wearable, the SmartWatch 3.

Sony rolls out Xperia Z3v Verizon exclusive
By Luke Jones on Thursday October 09, 2014

Sony has unveiled a new variant of its Xperia Z3 flagship device for the US market today in the form of the Xperia Z3v. The v in the name means Verizon as this is the Japanese company's Verizon version of the Z3, complete with a few minor changes.

Sony invite points to Xperia Z3 launch in the US
By Luke Jones on Thursday September 25, 2014

We just received an invite to a behind closed doors Sony event that will take place in New York City on the 9th October. While there is no information on the exact nature of the event, it is called "In Demand" and is likely going to be used for Sony to roll out its current batch of smartphones in the United States.

Sony's Xperia Z3 has the longest battery life of any flagship
By Luke Jones on Monday September 22, 2014

When Sony announced the Xperia Z3 a couple of weeks ago at IFA in Berlin, the Japanese company did not have too many wow factor announcements to make. The Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact are just very good handsets and Sony was quick to talk up what is becoming a defining smartphone spec, battery life. According to the company, the Z3 has easily the best battery life of flagship devices, and early tests are proving that to be the case.