Sony confesses: we can't beat iPhone... yet
Promises New Year revolutions
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".
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". ®
I have a solution
Remove functionality and the MicroSD slot, reduce the camera quality and tell everybody it's the best thing ever and everything it's missing isn't needed.
Voilà, 1 phone at the same level as iPhone 5
Re: how is the T not 'better'?
The Walkman player
- Has a much nicer interface than the iPod on the iPhone
- handles more formats than the iPod, with FLAC especially being a big plus
- handles ID3 tags a bit better
- has Visualisations and EQ presents (including Mega Bass!)
- has much better sound quality than the dull iPod
I use both daily, and trust me, the iPod isn't in the same league as the Walkman player, in fact its doubtful they are even playing the same sport.
Re: I have a solution
Close, but you forgot the blob of superglue to hold the battery in place.