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Sony CyberShot with 3G Connection Rumored

15 Mar

We received info today hinting that Sony could be looking at introducing 3G connectivity in to a new CyberShot camera. In doing so, it would allow the camera to be cloud based so to speak. The 3G enabled CyberShot digital camera would work in a similar way to how a camera with an Eye-fi card works in that pictures are captured and then transmitted to an online storage area such as Flickr or an FTP account. By bundling in a 3G connection in the camera, it bypassed the need to be in a WiFi enabled area and thus, becomes a lot more convenient.

We also hear that the 3G connection could be free to use, much like the tech gadgets Amazon Kindle uses for downloading books. For those who are light users, they wouldn’t need to pay, but for those who are pro users, a small charge maybe required.

What isn’t clear at this point is where the images will be uploaded to. If the service is free, perhaps Sony will force images on to their servers for advertising purposes. If not, Flickr, Facebook and many other online services could be utilised.

Although the average smartphone has a camera and internet connectivity, the main problem with smartphone cameras is the small lens. Regular point and shoot cameras can take far better pictures. Mixing this with 3G and free uploads adds a nice touch to the camera.

Expect to hear more over the coming weeks about this one. PS.. the picture above is a regular CyberShot for illustration purposes only.

 

Source from: GadgetVenue

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Sony Ericsson Spain confirms Xperia Play for €649 on April 1st

15 Mar

Apparently in an effort to reduce confusion and settle the situation once and for all, Sony Ericsson’s Spanish outpost has taken to the wires today to clarify the pricing and availability situation of the electronic gadgets of Xperia Play there: €649 off contract and unlocked (which works out to roughly $907) on April 1st. That more or less lines up with what we’ve been hearing in other European locales, though in Spain, Vodafone will have a 15-day exclusive on the white model — other carriers will only have access to black at first, and none of the carriers have come clean with on-contract pricing details just yet. Clearly, $900 is an enormously tough sell, but a weak dollar never helps these situations — we’ll need to wait for word on the US retail picture before we’ve got the whole story.

Source from ENGADGETS