Welcome!

Open Web Authors: Liz McMillan, Gilad Parann-Nissany, Carmen Gonzalez, Mark R. Hinkle, Elizabeth White

News Feed Item

Introducing Xperia™ Z - The Best of Sony in a Premium Smartphone

LAS VEGAS, January 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Full HD 5" Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for super brightness and clarity
  • Sony's media applications deliver rich user experiences and instant access to entertainment services
  • Easy and fast One-touchfunctions to wirelessly share music, photos and videos across devices
  • New stand-out Sony design with water and dust resistance

Sony Mobile Communications ("Sony Mobile") today introduces its new flagship Android smartphone, Xperia Z. With a 5" Full HD 1080p Reality Display, Snapdragon™ S4 Pro quad-core processor, 13 megapixel fast-capture camera and 4G LTE, Xperia Z has all the specifications expected from a premium smartphone. On top of this, it brings the best of Sony's unique technology, content, design and connectivity to deliver rich user experiences. Xperia Z will launch globally in Q1 2013.

     (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130108/586515 )

"With Xperia Z, we are bringing over half a century of innovation in TV, imaging, music, film and gaming to create a superphone experience that truly stands out," said Kuni Suzuki, President and CEO, at Sony Mobile Communications. "With great specifications, Sony's media applications One-touch functions and outstanding battery life, Xperia Z is well positioned for leadership in the smartphone market. By putting smartphones at the heart of our strategy, Sony is enabling people to create, enjoy and share content and experiences like never before."

Intelligent Sony Technology

Xperia Z's razor sharp Reality Display, powered by Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2, brings Sony's long-standing TV expertise to the smartphone and delivers an immersive viewing experience with super brightness and clarity. The smartphone shares capabilities with Sony digital cameras and features Exmor RS for mobile, the world's first image sensor with HDR (High Dynamic Range) video for smartphones. HDR technology gives clear images against strong backlight, so users can capture razor sharp pictures and videos whatever the conditions.

Xperia Z also includes Battery STAMINA Mode that can improve the standby time by four times or more*by automatically shutting down battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off and starting them up again when the screen is back on.

Discover, enjoy and share entertainment with Sony's media applications and One-touch functions

Sony media applications offer a consistent entertainment experience across a range of Sony devices. Pre-loaded on Xperia Z, the "WALKMAN", Album and Movies apps, enable discovery of on-line and off-line content through a single access point with new ways to enjoy and share that content. The "WALKMAN" application provides access to all your downloaded music, a library of 18 million songs to explore from Music Unlimited and Facebook social integration. The Movies application gives consumers access to over 100,000 movies and TV series from Video Unlimited while the Album application enables easy access to Facebook friends' photos as well as browsing photos by location.**

One-touch functions enable consumers to easily share music, photos and videos from their smartphone to an array of NFC-enabled Sony devices, including speakers, headphones and now TVs. With the new BRAVIA TV, also announced today, simply touch Xperia Z to the remote control of the TV to instantly enjoy your photos and videos on the big screen.

Two additions to Sony's range of NFC-enabled headsets were also introduced today, the Stereo Bluetooth™ Headset SBH20 and the Wireless Headset DR-BTN200M. Touch Xperia Z to either headset and begin listening to tracks instantly.

Stand-out design and durability

Precision engineered with premium materials, Xperia Z introduces a unique OmniBalance design with subtly rounded edges and smooth reflective surfaces on all sides. Despite its slim 7.9mm body, Xperia Z is highly durable with tempered glass and anti-shatter film on the front and back, as well as the highest levels of dust and water resistance*** (IP55 and IP57) found in a premium smartphone.

In selected markets, a design variant of Xperia Z - Xperia ZL - will also be released in Q1 2013. Xperia ZL delivers the same immersive entertainment experiences as Xperia Z but in a smaller form factor.

Xperia Z and Xperia ZL will launch on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and will be upgraded to 4.2 shortly after launch for the latest Android user experience.

Key features for Xperia Z

  • 5" 1080 x 1920p full HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2
  • 13MP Fast Capture camera with Exmor RS for mobile, HDR video, Superior Auto and Noise Reduction to effortlessly capture razor sharp pictures and videos in any conditions
  • Dust and water resistant (IP55 & IP57) with a durable glass display
  • 1.5 GHz asynchronous quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB RAM
  • Battery STAMINA mode improves standby time by at least 4 times

* Based on testing done with default settings, default accounts and applications for Skype™ and Twitter downloaded to the phone. The more applications installed, the bigger the effect of Battery STAMINA Mode.

**Sony Entertainment Network services are subject to availabilityby region, please see http://www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com  for more details.

*** In compliance with IP55 and IP57, Xperia Z is protected against the ingress of dust and is water resistant. Provided that all ports and covers are firmly closed, the phone is (i) protected against low pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance with IP 55; and/or (ii) can be kept under 1 meter of freshwater for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP 57.  

About Sony Mobile Communications

Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia™ smartphone portfolio, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony's world of networked entertainment experiences. For more information: http://www.sonymobile.com

Legal

1) Facts and features may vary depending on local variant. 2) Operational times are affected by network preferences, type of SIM card, connected accessories and various activities e.g. playing games. Kit contents and colour options may differ from market to market. The full range of accessories may not be available in every market. 3) Icons displayed are for illustrative purposes only. The homescreen may appear different in your product. Some features may not be available in your country or area.

Sony, make.believe, WALKMAN, WALKMAN W logo, Sony Entertainment Network, PlayMemories Online, Exmor RS, Clear phase, BRAVIA, and xLoud are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. Xperia, Xperia Z, Xperia ZL PlayNow, SensMe, and TrackID are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Mobile Communications AB.  PlayStation is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment.  Media Go is a trademark of Sony Electronics. Android, Google Play, Google Chrome, Google Voice, Latitude, YouTube, Google Maps and Google Mail are trademarks of Google Inc. Snapdragon is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Twitter is a trademark or registered trademark of Twitter, Inc. Facebook is a trademark or registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. Microsoft ActiveSync is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft, Inc. Bluetooth is a trademark or registered trademark, and any use of such mark is under license by Sony Mobile.  Neoreader is a trademark or registered trademark of NeoMedia Technologies Inc. microSD is a trademark or registered trademark of SanDisk Corporation. eCompass is a trademark or registered trademark of Genoptix, Inc.  Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. DLNA Certified is a trademark or registered trademark of the Digital Living Network Alliance. SyncML is a trademark or registered trademark of the Open Mobile Alliance. Skype is a trademark or registered trademark of Skype, Ltd. LTE is a trademark or a registered trademark of ETSI.  Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. All terms are subject to change without prior notice.

Additional information regarding trademarks may be located on our website at: http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/legal/trademarks-and-copyright/.

 
    Xperia Z specifications All services mentioned in this leaflet may not be
                            available in every market.

     Colours                Black
                            Purple
                            White

     Facts                  Size: 139x71x7.9 mm
                            Weight: 146 grams
                            1.5 GHz Qualcomm APQ8064+MDM9215M Quad Core
                            Adreno 320
                            Google(TM) Android(TM) 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

     Camera                 13.1 megapixel camera
                            16x digital zoom
                            Auto focus
                            Burst Mode
                            HDR for both picture/movie
                            Face detection
                            Flash/Pulsed LED
                            Flash/Photo light
                            Front-facing camera 2.1MP (1080p video))
                            Geotagging
                            HD video recording (1080p)
                            Image stabiliser
                            Object tracking
                            Picture Effect
                            Quick Launch
                            Red-eye reduction
                            Scene recognition
                            Self-timer
                            Send to web
                            Smile detection
                            Sony Exmor RS(R) for mobile image sensor
                            Superior Auto
                            Sweep Panorama
                            Touch capture
                            Touch focus
                            White balance

    Music                   3D Surround Sound (VPT)
                            Album art
                            Bluetooth(TM) stereo (A2DP)
                            ClearAudio+
                            Clear bass
                            Clear Phase(TM)
                            Clear stereo
                            Dynamic normalizer
                            Music tones (MP3/AAC)
                            PlayNow(TM) service*
                            SensMe(TM)
                            TrackID(TM) music recognition*
                            "WALKMAN" application
                            xLoud(TM) Experience

    Internet                Bookmarks
                            Google Chrome(TM)
                            Google Play(TM) 
                            Google(TM) search*
                            Google Voice(TM) Search*
                            Google Maps(TM) for Mobile with
                            Street view and Latitude(TM)*
                            NeoReader(TM) barcode scanner
                            Pan & zoom
                            Web browser (WebKit(TM)

    Communication           Call list
                            Facebook(TM) application*
                            Google Talk(TM) application*
                            Noise suppression
                            Polyphonic ringtones
                            Speakerphone
                            Twitter(TM)*
    Messaging               Conversations 
                            Email
                            Google Mail(TM)*
                            Handwriting recognition
                            Instant messaging
                            Multimedia messaging (MMS)
                            Predictive text input
                            Sound recorder
                            Text messaging (SMS)
                            Voice input

    Design                  Auto rotation
                            Face Unlock
                            Gesture input 
                            IP57 (Water-resistant) & IP55 (Dust-proof)
                            On-screen QWERTY keyboard
                            Sensor on Lens Display
                            Screenshot capturing
                            Throw
                            Touch screen
                            Wallpaper
                            Wide color gamut

    Entertainment           3D games
                            Media browser
                            Motion gaming
                            PlayStation(R) Certified
                            Radio (FM radio with RDS)
                            Sony Entertainment Network*
                            TV launcher
                            Video streaming
                            YouTube(TM)*

    Organiser               Airplane mode
                            Alarm clock
                            Calculator
                            Calendar
                            Contacts
                            Document readers
                            eCompass(TM)
                            Infinite button
                            Notes
                            Setup guide
                            Stopwatch
                            Tasks
                            Timer

    Connectivity            3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
                            aGPS*
                            Bluetooth(TM) 4.0 wireless technology
                            DLNA Certified(R)
                            GLONASS*
                            HDMI via MHL support
                            Media Go(TM)
                            Media Transfer Protocol support
                            Micro USB support
                            Native USB tethering
                            NFC
                            PC Companion
                            Screen mirroring
                            Synchronisation via Exchange
                            ActiveSync(R)
                            Synchronisation via Facebook(TM)
                            Synchronisation via Google(TM)
                            Synchronisation via SyncML(TM)
                            USB charging
                            USB High speed 2.0 support
                            Xperia(TM) Link
                            Wi-Fi(R)
                            Wi-Fi(R) Hotspot functionality
    Display                 16,777,216 colour TFT HD Reality Display with Sony
                            Mobile BRAVIA(R) Engine 2
                            1920x1080 pixels
                            5.0 inches
                            Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass

    Memory                  2 GB RAM

                            Up to 16 GB*
                            microSD(TM) card, memory card slot (supporting up
                            to 32GB)

    Networks                UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 2100
                            (Band I) MHz
                            GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
                            LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)

    Battery life            Talk time GSM: Up to 11 hrs*
                            Standby time GSM: Up to 550 hrs*
                            Talk time UMTS: Up to 14 hrs*
                            Standby time UMTS: Up to 530 hrs*
                            Standby time LTE: Up to 510 hrs*
                            Music listening time: Up to 40 hrs
                            Video playback time: Up to 5.5 hrs
                            Battery: 2330 mAh minimum
 
                            *Values are according to GSM Association Battery
                            Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance
                            may vary depending on network conditions and
                            configurations, and phone usage.

    In the kit              Xperia(TM) Z, embedded battery, Sony MH-EX300AP
                            headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging,
                            synchronisation and file transfer, and user
                            documentation.


 

FOR MEDIA INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

For more information, images and videos please visit: http://www.sonymobile.com/pressreleases
Sony Mobile Communications, Global Communications & PR department
General Press: +44-208-762-5858


SOURCE Sony Mobile Communications

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are getting significant momentum in 2014. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, examined three key elements that together will drive mass adoption of the IoT before the end of 2015. The first element is the recent advent of robust open source protocols (like AllJoyn and WebRTC) that facilitate M2M communication. The second is broad availability of flexible, cost-effective storage designed to handle the massive surge in back-end data in a world where timely analytics is e...
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framework Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic Exposing that business layer and data to end users. This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happens, where data lives and where the interface lies. For instance, it's a mix of architectural styles ...
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies, will examine why IT must finally fulfill its role in support of its SBUs or face a new round of...
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC, and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) i...
Cultural, regulatory, environmental, political and economic (CREPE) conditions over the past decade are creating cross-industry solution spaces that require processes and technologies from both the Internet of Things (IoT), and Data Management and Analytics (DMA). These solution spaces are evolving into Sensor Analytics Ecosystems (SAE) that represent significant new opportunities for organizations of all types. Public Utilities throughout the world, providing electricity, natural gas and water, are pursuing SmartGrid initiatives that represent one of the more mature examples of SAE. We have s...
"Matrix is an ambitious open standard and implementation that's set up to break down the fragmentation problems that exist in IP messaging and VoIP communication," explained John Woolf, Technical Evangelist at Matrix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, discussed how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastructure and operational models capable of utilizing this new phenomenon, but increasingly service providers will need to convince a skeptical public to participate. Get ready to show them the money!
One of the biggest challenges when developing connected devices is identifying user value and delivering it through successful user experiences. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Mike Kuniavsky, Principal Scientist, Innovation Services at PARC, described an IoT-specific approach to user experience design that combines approaches from interaction design, industrial design and service design to create experiences that go beyond simple connected gadgets to create lasting, multi-device experiences grounded in people's real needs and desires.
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robin Raymond, Chief Architect at Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice services ...
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using the URL as a basic building block, we open this up and get the same resilience that the web enjoys.
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, discussed single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series data. By focusing on enterprise applications and the data center, he will use OpenTSDB as an example t...
The Domain Name Service (DNS) is one of the most important components in networking infrastructure, enabling users and services to access applications by translating URLs (names) into IP addresses (numbers). Because every icon and URL and all embedded content on a website requires a DNS lookup loading complex sites necessitates hundreds of DNS queries. In addition, as more internet-enabled ‘Things' get connected, people will rely on DNS to name and find their fridges, toasters and toilets. According to a recent IDG Research Services Survey this rate of traffic will only grow. What's driving t...
Enthusiasm for the Internet of Things has reached an all-time high. In 2013 alone, venture capitalists spent more than $1 billion dollars investing in the IoT space. With "smart" appliances and devices, IoT covers wearable smart devices, cloud services to hardware companies. Nest, a Google company, detects temperatures inside homes and automatically adjusts it by tracking its user's habit. These technologies are quickly developing and with it come challenges such as bridging infrastructure gaps, abiding by privacy concerns and making the concept a reality. These challenges can't be addressed w...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Chief Architect for the Internet of Things and Intelligent Systems at Red Hat, described how to revolutioniz...
Bit6 today issued a challenge to the technology community implementing Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC). To leap beyond WebRTC’s significant limitations and fully leverage its underlying value to accelerate innovation, application developers need to consider the entire communications ecosystem.
The definition of IoT is not new, in fact it’s been around for over a decade. What has changed is the public's awareness that the technology we use on a daily basis has caught up on the vision of an always on, always connected world. If you look into the details of what comprises the IoT, you’ll see that it includes everything from cloud computing, Big Data analytics, “Things,” Web communication, applications, network, storage, etc. It is essentially including everything connected online from hardware to software, or as we like to say, it’s an Internet of many different things. The difference ...
Cloud Expo 2014 TV commercials will feature @ThingsExpo, which was launched in June, 2014 at New York City's Javits Center as the largest 'Internet of Things' event in the world.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network and cloud communications, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas.
"There is a natural synchronization between the business models, the IoT is there to support ,” explained Brendan O'Brien, Co-founder and Chief Architect of Aria Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 15th International Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs. In this Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo (http://www.CloudComputingExpo.com), moderated by Ashar Baig, Research Director, Cloud, at Gigaom Research, Nate Gordon, Director of T...