Looking for a new device? We have news from Sony, Blackphone and even Sharp. Which one are you giving your cash to?
We know the Sony Xperia Z3 is coming to T-Mobile and the Xperia Z3v to Verizon, but when is the Xperia Z3 Compact heading to the USA? We are not sure quite yet, but it seems Sony is getting its website ready to start selling the device.
The Japanese manufacturer has launched an Xperia Z3 Compact page with a “Buy Now” button. Sadly, pressing this button will only send you to a product page for now. This could change as soon as the device is available for sale.
Opinion: This could mean a launch is imminent and coming relatively soon. Or it could just be Sony going crazy. We will have to wait and see. We sure hope the device reaches the USA soon, though. Check out our review to see how much we love it.
Remember the Blackphone? It’s a device with a high focus on security and privacy. With BlackBerry leaving the market, the company aims to set its foot in the enterprise industry with tightened security features and popular services.
BBC is now reporting the company, Silent Circle, is not stopping there. Co-founder Jon Callas says they “will have a tablet soon”. He goes on to mentions they will also be working on Blackphone successors, making a large family of secure, encrypted devices.
Opinion: While not many details were given, we can expect the BlackTab (or whatever they will call it) to be similar to the phone. It will likely have encrypted browsing, messaging and other secure features. Sadly, it may also have no access to the Google Play Store, much like the Blackphone doesn’t.
Sharp is not the first brand Americans think of when buying a new smartphone, but they make some pretty stunning devices. Their latest products are pretty much bezel-less, which makes them very look especially unique. I would say their designs are gorgeous.
These don’t often come to the USA, so we were excited when we learnt the Sharp Aquos Crystal was coming to Sprint. It turns out it’s also coming to Boost Mobile and the device just became available for $149.99 off-contract.
It seems Sprint is still not offering the device from their official site, but this should be changing soon.
Opinion: I must say I like this device, and its specs are not bad for the price. It packs a Snapdragon 400 processor, 1.5 GB of RAM and a 5-inch edge-to-edge display, among other things.