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Sony to Reintroduce Cybershot Camera, Walkman Music in New Xperia Smartphones?

Written by: Anuj Bhatia
Updated: Saturday, March 30, 2013, 15:04 [IST]
 
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Remember Sony Ericsson C-905 Cyber-shot phone? What about the irresistible Sony Ericsson W910i Walkman device. These were some of the gems which Sony must be proud of. Even today consumer interest in both above mentioned devices can be seen in New Delhi's Gaffar market.

Reason being these handsets used to rule mobile phone market some years ago. Back then Sony and Ericsson had an equation. Now Sony still makes handsets under Xperia branding, and Ericsson is nowhere to be seen. Their high-profile split was the talk of town few months back. In January 2012, Sony bought Ericsson's stake in Sony Ericsson for a whooping for $1.5 billion.

During their cozy relationship Sony was allowed to port their patented technology - Cyber-shot and Walkman, to be used under Sony Ericsson branded phones. Later the Japanese giant realized that it was a big mistake. Sony released Xperia S - the first handset to be launched after much celebrated split.

Sony to Reintroduce Cybershot Camera, Walkman Music in New Xperia

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If you recall the Sony Xperia Z commercial currently on air says "Best of Sony in a smartphone". The Japanese titan still, even today, has been using symbolic Walkman and Cyber-shot technology embedded in their hardware/software, but publicly never flaunted logo on the back cover. Now the word on the street is that Sony is once again planning to include its iconic brands: Cyber-shot and Walkman, in their upcoming handsets.

Earlier this week GizBot has informed you that Sony is prepping to launch the Xperia A, Xperia Ul, and a 6.4-inch phablet device this summer. Now get ready to experience more from Sony in Q3, 2013.Reported by PhoneArena, the makers behind the PlayStation 3 could announce three new handsets with Cyber-shot and Walkman branding at the back.

The first in the series will be a 5-inch display (1080p/720p) with Cyber-shot branding. It is said that it could rival the Nokia 808 PureView. While another 5-incher is said to flaunt Walkman heritage with superior Boom sound. And lastly there will be an iPhone killer as well.

The sources close to Phone Arena also sheds light on a mythical Togari phablet device. It will directly compete with Samsung's upcoming Note 3. The device could have a giant display size with S Pen like features. Stay tuned to GizBot.

Story first published:  Saturday, March 30, 2013, 14:51 [IST]
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