Sony Hopes PlayStation Can Bolster Phone Business
Sony has hatched an ambitious plan to use its booming PlayStation and gaming business unit to support its other, money-losing efforts such as mobile devices. The company this week warned it would report steep loses in its handset division, which is struggling to sell devices. Sony's new plan is to use PlayStation as a hub for entertainment that it can stream to smartphones, tablets, and other devices. Andrew House, chief executive of the game unit, told The Wall Street Journal that it will likely offer its streaming service to non-Sony devices. "A streaming-based approach needs to have a very wide funnel of devices, and that inherently means a broad- and manufacturer-agnostic approach," said House. Sony recently unveiled a lineup of new smartphones, including the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. Both of these devices will be certified to interact with the PlayStation 4, Sony's current gaming console. Sony said it will launch this streaming service in the U.S. before the end of the year.
Sony revealed a new line of Xperia Z-class devices today, including the Z3 flagship and its close cousin the Z3 Compact. Here are our first impressions of these two winsome handsets, in addition to the mid-range E3.
Sony's Xperia Z3 is an excellent addition to T-Mobile's lineup. Anyone invested in Sony's gaming and content services would do well to consider it.
Oct 19, 2015
Sony today said a limited number of people can download and install its concept user interface for Android 6.0 Marshmallow on either the Xperia Z3 or Z3 Compact. Sony says the concept is rolling out slowly over the coming weeks and will be updated over time with new features and experiences.
May 26, 2015
Sony today announced the Xperia Z3+, which is essentially a global version of the Z4. Sony debuted the Z4, limited to Japan, earlier this year.
Sep 3, 2014
Sony today announced its next-generation flagship smartphones at an event in Berlin. The Xperia Z3 family includes three devices: the Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact.
5.2" display 1080 x 1920 pixels
Snapdragon 801 processor 3 GB RAM
3,100 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Headphone Jack (3.5mm), NFC, Water-Resistant
Finally do a proper PlayStation Phone
While I do understand they did the Xperia Play, it sucked. It was an underpowered phone. Make a solid piece of hardware and sell unlocked $600 to $700 would be a great idea. Make it compatible with the PlayStation Vita store and intergrate PSN into it (two things they didn't do with the Play) and follow through with it.
What they should do is create an official driver package to sync sixaxis controlle...