Sony Xperia Z Ultra Stories December 4, 2014



I first got my hands on Pinć (pronounced Pinch) last month when the company gave me a tech demo of its still-in-development VR headset/smartphone case that utilizes Minority Report-style user interfaces. The company initially opened up preorders for the $99 accessory for iPhones, but today it’s making the Android version official by offering Android devs the same opportunity to preorder the hardware ahead of an official launch next summer. expand full story

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Stories July 31, 2013

Sony Xperia Z Ultra launching on 12th September

The launch date of Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra has been confirmed as 12th September, reports AndroidCentralPricing starts at $799 off contract, putting it head-to-head with the Samsung S4 and HTC One – pretty tough competition.

Sony is billing it as the world’s largest HD smartphone, with a 6.44-inch 1080p display, 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, LTE, 8MP rear facing camera and 16GB of internal storage upgradeable with microSD card. Like the Z it replaces, the Z Ultra is also water- and dust-resistant.

Interestingly, we were originally expecting the handset to launch in July, and at least one supplier appears to have them in stock already.

We spoke to the folks at Negri Electronics about the Xperia Z Ultra, and they have models in purple and white, starting at $799 USD — and they are in stock right now.

Sony’s overlays are not usually the best (to put it mildly), so we’ll be interested to see how this one stacks up, along with its mini version, the Xperia i1.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Stories July 16, 2013


Xperia i1 shown in the centre, between a Z variant and Z Ultra

Xperia i1 shown in the centre, between a Z variant and Z Ultra

The trend for ‘mini’ versions of flagship handsets appears set to continue as leaked specs emerge for a 5-inch Sony Xperia i1, expected to follow the launch of the 6.4-inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra, according to Taiwanese site ePrice (via Engadget).

Like the Z Ultra, the i1 – codenamed ‘Honami’ – is said to be powered by a meaty 2.2Gh Snapdragon 800 processor and to have a full HD display …  expand full story

Sony Xperia Z Ultra Stories July 15, 2013



With Samsung’s rumored 5.7-inch Galaxy Note III seemingly confirmed, it now appears the notepad-sized device may have competition from a similar-sized HTC One Max.

German site MobileGeeks (via The Vergeclaims the Max will also be launched in September, and lists the specs as:

  • 6-inch 1080p Super LCD display 3
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800@2.3Ghz
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 32/64GB Internal Memory
  • 3200mAh Battery …  expand full story
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