Another Sony-branded model of Android phone has appeared in a leaked photo, with this one featuring the same design as the alluring Xperia S -- but scaling down the size and technical prowess a little.
I think I can still feel my fingers tingling after I played with a stereo hooked up to Ericsson's new capacitive coupling technology, which uses the water in the human body to transmit data instead of cables or radio waves.
Ericsson's new technology will allow you to transfer data between two gadgets by sending it directly through your body. The demonstrations of the technology are really cool, but what will it actually be good for in real life?
The white version of the new Sony Xperia S has been snapped up by UK retailer Phones4U, which will be exclusively selling the shinier model from March. Meanwhile, both Three and O2 have announced plans to stock the first Sony-branded Xperia on the usual contracts. [Three]
Today's announcement that Sony is buying out Ericsson's share of its mobile phone joint venture leads to one very big question. What will Sony be like without the guidance of Swedish mobile giant Ericsson?
The 50:50 joint venture, Sony Ericsson, may cease to exist if current rumours turn out to be true. Sony is apparently in talks for a £800 million buy-out of Ericsson's half to bring back Sony-only phones. [Reuters]