Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo

Sony Xperia Arc and Neo officially updated to ICS

"Enough with the betas already," said the international hardware giant, "they're ready for the real thing." Xperia Blog reports that Sony is rolling out the final version of its Ice Cream Sandwich update for its Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo phones, free for the asking for anyone who prefers up-to-date software. Sony had already updated the Arc S, Neo V, Ray and the Tablet S. The rest of the 2011 Xperia line, with the notable and disappointing exception of the Xperia PLAY, will be updated later.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo, Play, and Arc Soon to get Official CyanogenMod

CyanogenMod, everybody's (or at least my) favorite custom ROM is in line to make its way to several of Sony Ericsson's latest devices. Earlier this year SE made developers overjoyed when it announced plans to help owners of its latest phones unlock their bootloaders at the cost of official updates and warranties. That freedom is about to pay off as code for bringing CM 7.1 to the Xperia Neo, Play, and Arc is currently awaiting official approval.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo Review

While we've got our hearts firmly planted in the Xperia PLAY camp, what with its lovely selection of PLAY-specific applications we love so very much to review, its tough not to see the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo as simply the non-slider version of the legendary PlayStation phone. That said, the Neo does have its uniqueness, and it's certainly aimed at the mid-tier group looking for that top-tier excellence without quite hitting the Xperia ARC level of coolness. WIll the XPERIA Neo find its place in our hearts, or will we keep attempting to push out the bottom to play Tony Hawk? We shall see!

Sony Ericsson offers videos to answer Xperia questions

To a novice user, getting a smartphone like the Sony Xperia Arc can be like diving into the deep end of the pool. Sony Ericsson appreciates that and has released a series of videos to help answer questions of potential new Android customers. The videos explore specific features of each phone and answer questions. But there's also a support aspect which makes these videos quite useful for the novice user.

Sony Xperia Neo comes out of the shadows on April 19th

With all the buzz going to it's more "playful" brother, the Xperia Neo has kinda gotten lost in the shadows. But now it seems it's bursting back out in it's own light come April 19th. That's the day that Sony Ericcson will launch the Neo in Europe with a price of £299 + VAT.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo returns to the FCC

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo has made a repeat appearance to the FCC in order to test WCDMA bands 2 and 5. These bands are covered by AT&Ts 3G service and could mean that AT&T is looking to bring the Neo to Sony fans in the US soon. The only real difference between the WCDMA version of the Neo and the GSM version is just the bands it broadcasts to. But since that difference is enough to warrant an FCC ID designation, both are listed as FCC ID PY7A3880101 and FCC ID PY7A3880100 respectively.

Sony-Ericsson’s Xperia Arc and Neo seen in action

Here's a video of the Sony Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo being taken through their thumb paces at a Press Conference in Copenhagen. Looking at the video, it's pretty clear just how snappy the interface is in both handsets. The phones are comfortable to hold thanks to their curved in design and the menus flip by at lightning pace. The video also shows a size comparison of both cameras along side the LG Optimus X2.

Vodafone Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo hands-on

Freshly announced at MWC 2011 earlier this week, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Neo promises to be the mid-range Android smartphone with some serious imaging punch. We grabbed some hands on time today with the exclusive red variant headed to Vodafone - as well as the regular blue model - and it's a slick, if a little plastic, handset. The XPERIA Neo firmware wasn't final, so we'll hold off from making any judgement calls on how the smartphone performs (or, indeed, how the camera holds up), but from what we've seen it's shaping up nicely. Sony Ericsson has made the sensible decision to separate out its Mediascape and Timescape apps from the core OS, which means that - in theory, at least - Android software updates should come through in a more timely manner than for previous XPERIAs from the company. Of the three colors - white, blue and red - we have to say we prefer the red; in the plastic it's rich, slightly metallic, and looks a lot more interesting than the somewhat mundane blue version. The silver edge pieces are discrete, and the Neo fits nicely into the hand. We'll have to wait for review units to drop before we know whether the phone shapes up as a whole, however. [gallery]

Xperia neo Revealed, Correct Case Revealed as Well

SO there were a couple of "reveals" this morning in the Xperia pro and the Xperia PLAY, but did you know there was a third device in this suite? Probably! But did you know the correct way to write the name? No way! The correct way to spell the third of the Sony Ericsson reveals this morning (or yesterday, however you look at it,) is "Xperia neo." This is both the correct spelling and the correct capitalization, take note. Also take double note of "Xperia pro" and "Xperia PLAY" - both are official capitalizations straight from the top. This Xperia neo is a phone which Sony Ericsson has concentrated on form factor for the most it seems, with an ergonomic shape made for the human hand.

New Xperia Neo images leak

New images have leaked for Sony Ericsson's XPeria Neo and it looks to be a pretty nice Android headset. As highlighted in a recent Neo Hands on that popped up a few days ago, the Neo comes stacked with a 1Ghz Qualcomm processor, 4 inch LED backlit touchscreen, 512 MB RAM and the same Adreno 205 GPU as the Xperia Play.  Additionally, the Neo will use a large 8 MP camera with LED flash and will also record HD video in 720p, as well a a front facing 2 MP camera for video chat.
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