Sony Ericsson Kicks Off Green Campaign with New Phones
Today Sony Ericsson announced a new program that it hopes to use to reduce its CO2 emissions in its internal operations 20% by 2015, and reduce its entire CO2 emissions 15% by 2015. As part is this initiative, Sony Ericsson introduced two, new, greener phones. The C901 GreenHeart and Naite help accomplish this by using 90% less paper materials in their packaging and a smaller packaging footprint, which in turn leads to lower transportation CO2 emissions. Sony Ericsson has also eliminated hazardous materials from the phones, uses 80% recycled plastics and ships the phone with a low-power charger. All this combined reduces the CO2 footprint of the C901 GreenHeart and Naite by 15% compared to Sony Ericsson's normal production phones. Sony Ericsson didn't provide many details about the handsets' specifications, but did say the C901 GreenHeart and Naite aren't expected to hit the market until 2010 and 2011, respectively. The GreenHeart initiative is being launched with the C901 and Naite, but Sony Ericsson plans an entire portfolio of GreenHeart devices.
Hands On with the Sony Xperia Z4v for Verizon
Sony, as a company, is having a prolonged rough patch in the US phone market these days, but when they do get a phone to market here, they're often quiet gems. Sony is particularly skilled at crafting phones with premium materials and build quality.
Hands On with Sony's Xperia X Series
The X Series is an interesting new range of phones from Sony. Although they all look similar, the various specs cover a surprisingly wide range of the market from affordable to high-end, the models hit on a number of current trends.
Hands On with the Sony XZ Premium
Sony's luscious new phone is to die for. The 4K HDR screen is the best display you've ever seen on a mobile device and Sony wrapped it up in a serene metal-and-glass package.
Sony's Xperia X Series to Reach US In June
Sony today said it plans to bring its Xperia X range of handsets to the U.S. market beginning in June.
Sony Seeking User Interface Design Feedback from Swedes
Sony today announced the Sony Concept for Android program in Sweden, which is a way for the company to test new user interface features for its smartphones. To start, Sony is offering 500 Swedish owners of the Xperia Z3 access to a new user experience that's based on a nearly stock version of Android 5.1 Lollipop, with some core Sony elements tossed into the mix.
Great Idea On Paper, but...
would you rather have a RAPID energy phone charger that fully charges your device in ~30min -or- a device that saved "15%" CO2 emissions but costs 15% more and takes 2 hours to charge?