February 26, 2012 12:57pm
Sony’s Mobile World Congress 2012 press event is about to happen, they are pushing forward on the Xperia handset lineup and will be showcasing a few devices. Most have already leaked online. The event will start at 1pm EST. We’ll bring you details as they unfold…
1:05pm: Kaz Hirai of Sony is on stage stating how excited he is about the future of Sony.
1:06pm: Mobile is key. Smartphones and tablets will get more gaming, PlayStation certified device.
1:08pm: Play. Watch. Listen and create. “Sony is a real content powerhouse”. President and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications Bert Nordberg is on the stage.
1:11pm: Nordberg stated that going Android was the right move for them.
1:13pm He was speaking about the Xperia ION, their first LTE-enabled device, will be launching outside the US lated this Summer. No word on Canada
1:14pm: Announced the Xperia E and the Xperia U.
1:16pm: these are Xperia NXT series devices. All the new Xperia devices will be dual-core
1:17pm: now going over the Xperia S, will be coming to Canada.
1:21pm: Time for the Xperia P: 4-inch Reality display, WhiteMagic will be the colour, NFC and will have their SmarTags. Coming Q2 2012.
1:23pm: Xperia U is “Sony in a compact segment”. Provides true Sony Entertainment”. 1Ghz dual-core, 3.5-inch Reality Display and a 5-MP camera (capture 2D and 3D). Has the same transparent notification bar. Coming Q2 2012, globally. No word on Canada.
1:27pm: THey will be “significantly” increase their marketing and “telling a story of a more connected mobile experience”. Xperia is the Sony smartphone.
1:28pm: Done… keynote over.