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Ricky D
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Posted: 2011-12-26 10:34
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Note to all: work is in progress, expect improvements here all year round. If any info is missing, large or small, PM me or write it up in the thread and I'll insert it appropriately. Should wish to make any info public anonymously PM me also.

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Welcome to the Sony/Sony Ericsson rumours 2012



This year we know Sony and Ericsson are ending their joint venture and the Sony Ericsson brand will be phased out which means hopefully a bumper year for rumours, devices and overall excitement.


Rumours / News
Device Rumours
Accessory Rumours
Announcements
Upcoming Announcements
Interviews
Misc

Rumours / News



3rd Sep - CES 2013 supposedly to show at least one high-end handset, 2H2013 supposed to be an even better handset
29th Aug - Xperia T/TX, Xperia V and Xperia J announced at Sony's IFA press conference (page 269)
26th Aug - Sony Press Conference to be held on Aug 29th 3PM UK time live stream from forum link (page 263)
26th Aug - Stronger clues pointing towards an Xperia Nexus device (page 261)
23rd Aug - News of Lund being downsized to software UI development only, R&D to be centralised with Sony group in Tokyo, 1000 to be jobs lost by March 2014
23rd Aug - Images leaks of upcoming Xperia J ST26i (page 159)
22nd Aug - Images from a Swedish article shows a cancelled Xperia Tab (page 258)
16th Aug - Xperia SL is official. Xperia S with 1.7GHz CPU clock
12th Aug - (my) continued confusion as to which of LT30 and LT29 will be available in which markets
12th Aug - "Xperia TX" touted as the retail name for LT29 (hayabusa) (page 248)
9th Aug - pictures leak appearing to show an Xperia branded Tablet S with a slimmer profile and more juice (page 241)
3rd Aug - Xperia Masona appears on various UK e-tailers for ~200 (page 229)
3rd Aug - LT30 to be named Xperia T (page 229)
26h Jul - a Mint LT30p preview articles start to appear with photos (page 214)
23rd Jul - LT30p pops up on nenamark with a healthy score of 60.10 and 1.5GHz with adreno 225, confirms 720p screen (page 211)
6th Jul - New rumours on hayabusa and mint (page 199)
13th Jun - Xperia Miro announced via facebook
8th Jun - "Nice surprise" coming next week
30th May - Xperia Arco S and Xperia Go waterproof handsets announced
9th May - Xperia GX and Xperia SX for the Japan only handsets announced and point towards the specs for world releases later in the year (http://www.esato.com/board/viewtopic.php?topic=203113&start=1800)
5th May - Whispers from xda say Hayabusa to have plastic body and chrome highlighted edging, mint to have aluminium, announcment due 19th June (page 118)
27th Apr - Xperia SX details rumoured (page 109)
26th Apr - Host of LT29i Hayabusa rumours coming through including a spyshot (page 107).
24th Apr - Announcement invitations sent out for May 2nd Press Day (page 106)
23rd Mar - We can expect a all new qwerty sometime this year (page 92)
20th Mar - announcement of Xperia Neo L, specs look like the Xperia Play but in a slimmer body without the slide out controls, announcement suggests it's an emerging market handset (page92)
13th Mar - Xperia Sola MT27i announced sporting new 'floating touch' technology (press release)
10th Mar - MT27i Pepper appears in Sony China site but is swiftly removed (page 84)
26th Feb - Xperia P and Xperia U announced as rumoured at MWC12
20th Feb - A whole bunch of leaked images of what seems to be Xperia U/kumquat/ST25i (page 64)
19th Feb - Sony WhiteMagic screens rumoured to be included on upcoming Xperia P. This means brighter screens and better battery performance
10th Feb - leaked picture of an unannounced mini handset (page 59)
4th Feb - "Xperia Sola" trademark gets filed by Sony
31st Jan - Xperia P appears alongside LT22i in Indian FCC equivalent documents
26th Jan - EU regulatory boards approve Son's buyout of Ericsson's share of Sony Ericsson, all this year's phones will be 'Sony' branded
18th Jan - This years's price/release roadmap of devices leaks (page 47)
16th Jan - An image appeared in Sweden of what appears to be 3-4 new devices, supposedly LT29i, Nypon, global version of Ion (page 45)
9th Jan - All the new handsets this year will carry the Sony logo NOT Sony Ericsson /
8th Jan - Nozomi leaked as Xperia S and another device to be named Xperia Ion
8th Jan - Leaked pics of MT27i 'Pepper'
7th Jan - hint of a 'big boy' to appear at MWC NOT CES
6th Jan - Teasers from various public Sony and Sony Ericsson fronts suggest a Walkman Z mobile phone variant to come soon
6th Jan - More pics of LT26 appear this time with specs of 1.5GHz dual-core, 1GB RAM and Gingerbread (4.0 to come later) (page14)
5th Jan - Sony to revive an old sliding keyboard tablet design with updated specs (page 11)
30th Dec - "Xperia Ion" name appears in the US Trademark filings
30th Dec - Nozomi to have a 1 or 2 letter official name

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Device Rumours (in order of rumoured release)


2013
Unknown - updated: 3rd Sep
  • 1H2013 flagship
  • APQ8064 1.5GHz
  • To be announced at CES

Unknown - updated: 3rd Sep
  • 2H2013 flagship
  • MSM8974 2.5GHz


2012
Xperia Tablet S - announced 29th Aug
JLo - ST26i - Xperia J - announced 29th Aug
Tsubusa - LT25i - Xperia V announced 29th Aug
Mint - LT30i - Xperia T - announced 29th Aug
Hayabusa - LT29i - Xperia TX - announced 29th Aug
Tapioca - ST21 - Xperia Tipo and Xperia Tipo Dual announced 13th June
Mesona - ST26i - Xperia miro - announced 13th June
Hikaru - LT26w - Xperia Arco S - announced 30th May
Lotus - ST27i - Xperia Go - announced 30th May
Pepper - MT27i - Xperia Sola - announced 13th Mar
Nypon - LT22 - Xperia P - announced 26th Jan
Kumquat - ST28 - Xperia U - announced 26th Jan
Aoba - LT28at - Xperia Ion - announced 9th Jan
Nozomi - LT26i - Xperia S - announced 9th Jan

Probably Cancelled
Odin - Play 2 - updated: 31st Jan
  • Specs unknown

Xperia Duo - updated April 6th
  • Name is tradmarked but not used yet
  • Applied for trademark (again) by Sony Mobile (NOT SEMC) in March 2012, might just be held in reserve for future use or to help create rumours

Pureness II
  • Supposedly fixed battery
  • nothing else known
  • Probably cancelled


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Accessories Rumours


  • A new watch for CES (source)
  • A new headset for CES


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Announcements




Upcoming Announcements


  • None rumoured

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Interviews


  • 28th FebSony Mobile and PS NOT working together on new phone. Playstation phone will come from PS department.
  • 18th JanBert Nordberg having a chat with CNN - he discusses among other things the Sony situation (page 49)

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Misc


Know more? Tell me!
[ This Message was edited by: Ricky D on 2012-09-03 10:51 ]
I have a dig bick
You read that wrong
hihihans
HTC One
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Posted: 2011-12-26 11:19
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You better get ready for a year of hard work Ricky. Good luck.
AkuKL
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Posted: 2011-12-26 11:48
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Glad that now we can all start to speculate about the upcoming models here.

P/S: Would be good to make it sticky.
[ This Message was edited by: AkuKL on 2011-12-26 10:49 ]
HxH
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Posted: 2011-12-26 14:08
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Cheer, all the best Ricky
SONY x Sexy x Sleek x Solid x Stunner x Stylish : Nozomi/Kagura with Love.
AkuKL
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Posted: 2011-12-26 15:06
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On 2011-12-26 14:08:45, HxH wrote:
Cheer, all the best Ricky


Yeah, thanks Ricky.
chombos1
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Posted: 2011-12-26 15:10
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good luck man...

and i wish you a load of SE/S rumors...
argiriano
Sony Xperia Z
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Posted: 2011-12-26 16:03
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Where are Nypon (LT22i) and Pepper (MT27i) and Tapioca (ST21i)?
adsada
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Posted: 2011-12-26 17:14
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Good luck I'm really looking forward to see what 2012 has in stock for SE!
A-D-S-A-D-A
Xperia S
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Long live the legacy of the K850i
smclion102
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Posted: 2011-12-26 17:39
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All the best Ricky
2012 Rebirth of SONY
rikken
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Posted: 2011-12-26 18:29
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Good luck Ricky
Ricky D
Sony Xperia Z3
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Posted: 2011-12-26 18:50
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Thanks all, this year will be great with the things that have always made this thread great; the people who take part.


On 2011-12-26 16:03:10, argiriano wrote:
Where are Nypon (LT22i) and Pepper (MT27i) and Tapioca (ST21i)?


They're on their way. Just went out for some boring day shopping! There's still lots of other stuff mining too. I'll fill it up over the coming days.

However, till then post up anything that's missing.
I have a dig bick
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motvikt
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Posted: 2011-12-26 20:01
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Good luck! Btw isnt lt28 aoba?
Karun
Sony Xperia Z
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Posted: 2011-12-26 20:30
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On 2011-12-26 20:01:01, motvikt wrote:
Good luck! Btw isnt lt28 aoba?


Yeah it is. afaik.
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pt020
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Posted: 2011-12-26 22:53
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Thank you !
[ This Message was edited by: pt020 on 2011-12-29 18:42 ]
randomuser
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Posted: 2011-12-27 06:03
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Has anybody seen sample photos taken with the Cybershot S006 16.2 mp Japan phone ?

@pt020
Kumquat is the mini pro sucessor. ST25i
[ This Message was edited by: randomuser on 2011-12-27 05:04 ]
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