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Sony at IFA 2014 live blog

Expect mobile phones, tablets, cameras, TVs and more from Sony in one of its most important press conferences of the year.

  • David Katzmaier 9/3/2014 2:44:53 PM
    That's 23 wows and counting Rich.
  • stephen.shankland 9/3/2014 2:44:54 PM
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:45:45 PM
    We're talking Lifelog, a fitness tracking app that will continue to grow with features and third-party services when the API opens up later this year.
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:46:10 PM
    Sony is all talk when it comes to smartwatches, revealing the Sony Smartband Talk.
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:46:31 PM
    Up to 3 days of battery life. Voice commands. E-paper display.
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:47:03 PM
    Next up: Sony Smartwatch 3. Developed "in close collaboration with Google."
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:47:38 PM
    Sony getting on the Android Wear bus with the Smartwatch 3.
  • stephen.shankland 9/3/2014 2:47:56 PM
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:48:18 PM
    Both watches on sale this Autumn.
  • David Katzmaier 9/3/2014 2:48:23 PM
    The challenge: differentiating from other Android Wear devices.
  • stephen.shankland 9/3/2014 2:48:35 PM
  • David Katzmaier 9/3/2014 2:49:07 PM
    Read the Full SmartBand Talk First Take: Sony's new e-ink fitness tracker can take your calls
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:49:23 PM
    Sony is teaming up women's lifestyle brand Roxy to create a special version of the smart bands.
  • stephen.shankland 9/3/2014 2:49:23 PM
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:50:04 PM
    Sony is having a crack at Google Glass next with a smart glasses prototype.
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:50:40 PM
    That's here at the show, so we'll take a look and find out if it's worth keeping an eye on.
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:51:00 PM
    All aboard now for Sony's new smartphone flagship: the Sony Xperia Z3.
  • stephen.shankland 9/3/2014 2:51:24 PM
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:51:43 PM
    The new Z3: 7.3mm thick with a 2mm bezel.
  • David Katzmaier 9/3/2014 2:51:51 PM
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:52:00 PM
    The Z3 will appear in two new colours: copper and silver green.
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:52:06 PM
    Silver green?!
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:52:24 PM
    I'm sitting here looking at it and I don't know what that means.
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:52:41 PM
    Sony promising battery life of 2 days for the Z3.
  • David Katzmaier 9/3/2014 2:52:46 PM
    PS4 streaming seems really cool. Continue your gameplay from the same game? Yes, please.
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:53:31 PM
    And it's waterproof. Sony is really making a splash with waterproofing -- it's about time other manufacturers dipped their toes in too.
  • David Katzmaier 9/3/2014 2:54:39 PM

    This just about sums it up.

  • stephen.shankland 9/3/2014 2:54:58 PM
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:55:14 PM
    The Z3 camera has a 25mm wide angle lens and 12,800 ISO sensitivity for shooting in the dark.
  • David Katzmaier 9/3/2014 2:56:05 PM
    And yes, the Xperia Z3 is coming to the US at the same time. Thanks, T-Mobile.
  • stephen.shankland 9/3/2014 2:56:16 PM
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:56:16 PM
    The Z3 also promises audio upscaling. What a treat for the ears.
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:56:32 PM
    All great things come in 3s...
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:56:43 PM
    Not one flagship product, but three...
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:56:53 PM
    Sony Xperia Z3 Compact!
  • David Katzmaier 9/3/2014 2:56:57 PM
    What does he mean? Let me tell you.
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:57:06 PM
    Same waterproofing as the Z3, but smaller.
  • David Katzmaier 9/3/2014 2:57:07 PM
  • David Katzmaier 9/3/2014 2:57:18 PM
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:57:25 PM
    And the 8-inch Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:58:08 PM
    The Z3 Tablet is also waterproof, although you'd struggle to drop an 8-inch tablet in your drink. Unless it was one of those giant cocktails that comes in a treasure chest.
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:58:40 PM
    "One more innovation to share."
  • stephen.shankland 9/3/2014 2:59:34 PM
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 2:59:45 PM
    Gamers rejoice! The Z3 works with PS4 Remote Play, so you can keep playing PS4 games on your phone.
  • Richard Trenholm 9/3/2014 3:00:05 PM
    So even if someone else wants the TV, you can keep playing.
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