Sony Xperia ion and Xperia S Hands-on

Sony has dropped the "Ericsson" and outed a pair of highly-desirable smartphones at CES 2012 this week, the LTE-toting Xperia ion for AT&T's 4G network, and its Euro sibling, the HSPA+ Xperia S. Both have a squared-off aesthetic and a 4.3-inch 1280 x 720 HD display, running Gingerbread on a  1.5GHz dual-core processor with an ICS upgrade tipped for Q2.  

Sony Ericsson drops another Xperia phone teaser ahead of CES

Lucky number three. Today Sony Ericsson has posted their third teaser image sporting what looks to be the new Sony Ericsson Xperia flagship smartphone they'll be unveiling at CES. If all of the previous rumors and leaks turn out to be accurate this will be the Xperia Arc HD (aka Nozomi) -- but we could also be seeing multiple new devices from Sony at this years show as this new image looks different than the Nozomi.

CyanogenMod nightlies now on select XPERIA devices

In a perfect world, all Android OS devices would ship with a clean, official version of CyanogenMod free of bloatware. But the world isn't perfect, so night after night we hope one day - CyanogenMod will start supporting our device. Fortuantly, many Sony Ericsson XPERIA owners can stop searching, because CyanogenMod nighties have started up for a number of their devices.

Sony offering free Movies and 90 days of Music Unlimited for new Xperia owners

If you've recently picked up a new Sony Ericsson Xperia smartphone lately or were lucky enough to receive one for Christmas then we have some good new for you. Sony has kindly started offering a new little package for Xperia owners that will allow users 5 free blockbuster movie downloads and access to their Music Unlimited service for free for 90 days. It's nothing huge like the 50GB of service but free stuff is always good right?

Sony Ericcson schedules ICS updates for March and April 2012

Wondering when your shiny XPERIA phone will get a new lease on life thanks to Ice Cream Sandwich? If Sony Ericsson's corporate blog is to be believed, it could be as soon as... March. The company said that the Xperia arc S, neo V and ray (the capitalization handicapped models) would be getting the first updates, while the arc, Play, neo, mini, pro, mini pro, and active models would follow in April and May.

Sony Ericsson and Box give Xperia owners 50GB of storage

Sony Ericsson has announced that it has teamed up with cloud storage provider Box. The partnership will give users of Xperia branded smartphones access to 50GB of file sharing and storage free. That free storage can be used to store all the digital files you need including photos, music, and video. The free storage is accessed with the Box for Android app.

Sony Ericsson brand to be phased out in mid-2012; Sony goes all Android

With Sony purchasing what's left of Sony Ericsson back in October, keen observers knew that Ericsson's days as an official brand partner were numbered. According to an interview with the Times of India, that transition will be happening sooner rather than later, with Sony Ericsson-branded phones being transitioned out by the middle of 2012. The phones that are produced post-integration will simply feature the "Sony" label.

Sony Ericsson commits to Ice Cream Sandwich for all current phones

Following the flurry of excitement after the release of the official Ice Cream Sandwich source code yesterday, Sony Ericsson is assuring its customers that every Xperia phone made in 2011 will receive an official update. That includes the Xperia arc and arc S, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo and neo V, Xperia mini and mini pro, Xperia pro, Xperia active, Xperia ray as well as Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman. Of course, not all models are available in all markets.