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Sony has conceded that its Xperia smartphone range lacks a clear iPhone 5 beater. But it promises a contender will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2013.

"We will create in the near future a flagship Sony model that can compete with Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy S III," said Dennis Van Schie, head of Sony Mobile's sales and marketing, in interview with the German-language version of the Financial Times.

A spokesperson followed that up with confirmation of a smartphone reveal at the annual CES shindig in Las Vegas.

A fresh batch of slates are on the cards too. There won't be many, though, according to Van Schie, as "it has become very difficult to earn money with tablets".

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Not enough sweetener for the T

Sony's latest flagship model, the Sony Xperia T, boasts a 4.6in 1280 x 720 display, a 13Mp camera and a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4-Plus chip. It costs around £315 new.

While the official James Bond blower will have to suffice as Sony's top dog for the moment, the Japanese firm also re-iterated its decision not to enter the Windows Phone 8 market.

It will not be caught off guard if Microsoft's new OS proves a success, though, with Van Schie assuring fans Sony was “closely watching Windows Phone 8 development". ®

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