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Sony Mobile Communications is expected to unveil its new flagship models code-named Yuga and Odin  in the middle of this month, according to reports from various web-sites. While the information code-not be verified, it is noteworthy that Sony has uploaded photos of its C660x and C650x onto its web-site.

Sony Mobile plans to reveal its Xperia Z (C660x, Yuga) and Xperia ZL (C650x, Odin) flagship smartphones at a press conference on January 15, 2012, reports XperiaBlog.net web-site. Both smartphones will feature quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 application processor (four Krait general-purpose cores, Adreno 320 graphics core, dual-channel memory controller), 2GB RAM, 13MP Exmor RS camera, 5” full-HD (1920*1080) display, but the more advanced Xperia Z (C660x, Yuga) will feature a water/dust resistant chassis. The phones will use Google Android 4-series operating system.

 
Sony Xperia Z and ZL smartphones

A Chinese source reported that pricing of Sony Xperia Z flagship offering will be similar to that of Xperia TX smartphones, which is currently on sale for 4298 Yuan in China (£427, €520, $689). Such pricing will be more than competitive when compared to Apple iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S III, hence, it is logical to expect the top-of-the-range model to cost more than Xperia TX today.

Sony did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: Sony, Yuga, Xperia, Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Odin, Android, Google

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This looks like some-one has looked at the history of accounting/typing and office equipement over the past 100 years or so. Burrows,NCR and all the past business equipement giants who dissapered when a newer tech became generally accepted. How many typewriters, adding, accounting mechanical mechines are still in use let alone hand written office docs.? The same is happening now to the office PC which replaced thoses. If one cares to look back about every 40 years there is a complete change in office tech.
0 1 [Posted by: tedstoy  | Date: 01/03/13 01:46:12 AM]
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Traditional desktop PCs have mostly been replaced by laptops at finance, marketing, consulting and accounting firms. World's leading engineering, architectural, animation studios/firms still require have powerful desktop workstations for simulations and design/rendering. I've never worked at any company where employees didn't have either laptops or desktop PCs. You can't do any real work on a smartphone or a tablet unless your office is a restaurant where the tablet is there for reservations, menu items, etc. or some basic company that sells small things like flowers or gardening equipment.

What is this complete change in the office world you speak of? Most of us have moved on to smartphones 4-5 years ago but we still need laptops/desktops for actual work. That's not even talking about designers, musicians or people who make movies, etc. All of them still use laptops/desktops.

The only people who can get away with a smartphone/tablet are those who don't do any real computer work, like a dentist, physical therapist, nurse, doctor, firefighter, etc.

Are you going to make a presentation to the board of directors on a smartphone?
Are you going to make notes for your law case on a tablet?
Are you going to create a new marketing campaign on those devices?
Are you going to write a business proposal for a multi-million dollar deal for a client on a tablet?
Are you going to value a billion dollar company for M&A transaction by creating an excel model on your tablet?
Are you going to design a new website for a large multi-million dollar company to generate millions of extra hits?

Not a chance. Smartphones/tablets are augmenting laptops/desktops for appointment/meeting reminders, calender notes, GPS when you are going to a client site, etc. They are not replacing laptops/desktops as actual productivity devices in the office.

When I can plug my smartphone into a dock and it can power a 30 inch 2560x1600 display, while not chocking on a 200 page Excel document with thousands of formulas, then we can start talking about a real change in how smartphones can replace real PCs at the office.
0 0 [Posted by: BestJinjo  | Date: 01/03/13 11:12:56 AM]
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And TV will kill radio too.
0 0 [Posted by: zaratustra06  | Date: 01/03/13 02:20:32 PM]
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It seems nobody wants to do reasonable-sized phones anymore.

Finding a sensible phone is getting even harder.

First died keyboards and good operating systems(maemo/meego), now doing are phones that can fit into pocket.
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