Posted by admin on Jan 15, 2012 in Blu-ray, News, Smartphones, Sony Audio, Sony Cameras, Sony Electronics, Sony Ericsson Phones, Sony Gaming, Sony Tablets, Sony Televisions, Xperia | 0 comments
With CES 2012 now over, we’ve compiled a list of Sony specific announcements and news from the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas.
We also learned some key stats from the event, such as more than 60 billion hours of Sony Music is listened to each year and there are more than a billion people who watch Sony movies and TV shows each year. There will be 300 million Sony networked devices in market over the next three years and there are currently 900 million products in households.
Sony have unveiled their plan to create a whopping 16.4MP camera sensor which is specifically designed for use on mobile phone handsets which is exciting news for those of us that use their phone cameras as their primary cameras.
The IMX081PQ is an Exmor R based CMOS sensor and uses a back illumination to reduce noise in photographs. This technology is usually found in still cameras and camcorders in Sonys range of products. The IMX081PQ allows for 1080p video creation.
Earlier in the week it was revealed that Sony Ericsson were no longer planning to use the Symbian operating system on it’s future mobile handset releases. The company fully intent to take the Android OS and run with it, hoping to become a major player in the Android handset market (no comment from this Xperia owner). Now SE have announced that they are planning to release a Windows 7 based mobile phone and that it may not be all that far away from release.
Although Sony Ericsson had never confirmed the release date for the updated version of the Android operating system used on it’s Xperia X10 hansdets, the company has now moved to announce on it’s official blog that the update is not imminent and will not arrive before October 2010.
Sony Computer Entertainment America’s senior marketing vice president has put an end to rumors of any possible release of the PlayStation mobile phone in 2010.
Speaking to the Seattle Times, Peter Dille simply stated that they are no plans to launch any mobile this year:
Does this talk about the PlayStation brand signal more products coming soon — maybe a new mobile device?
“No new mobile launches this year.”
The PlayStation Android OS based mobile phone was rumored to be due for an October release. Perhaps we will hear more from Sony before the end of the year about hopefully a 2011 release.
Just in – the Sony Ericsson Spiro, available on the Virgin network in a slightly funky shade of green, silver and lime green with a hint of sage actually.