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Sony Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia M2, SmartBand SWR10 – All New Products From Mobile World Congress

24 February 2014, Mobile World Congress, Barcelona – Building on the successes of last year, Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications forecasts 2014 to be transformational: bigger, bolder and better.

“Entertainment is in Sony’s spirit. We believe there’s a distinct difference between having, and feeling experiences,” said Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO, Sony Mobile Communications. “This remains true within everything we do – for us, 2014 is about bringing the best Sony technology and content together, and taking it further to create absolutely unprecedented, evocative and unique user experiences.”


Xperia Z2 – The world’s best camera and camcorder in a waterproof smartphone


The beacon of Sony’s pace of innovation, and latest addition to the premium Z series – Xperia Z2 is Sony’s best ever premium waterproof smartphone. It combines Sony’s camera and camcorder technologies, acclaimed TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile with Live Colour LED, the world’s first digital noise cancelling technology in a smartphone2 and signature OmniBalance design.

A new enhanced video mode captures and preserves memories in stunningly detailed 4K resolution, and SteadyShot™ image stabilisation ensures footage stays smooth and clear, even if you are walking.

Unique to Sony, XperiaZ2 is underpinned by an out-of-the-box introductory content offer3 that includes six blockbuster movies from Sony Pictures, including Captain Phillips, through the Video Unlimited service as well as 30 days free trial of the Music Unlimited4 service and a range of PlayStation®Mobile games

Xperia Z2 will launch globally from March 2014.

Xperia Z2 Tablet – The world’s slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet


Building on the success of the acclaimed Xperia Tablet Z, Sony introduced Xperia Z2 Tablet, representing the pinnacle of tablet innovation.

Sharing many of the same exciting features as Xperia Z2, XperiaZ2 Tablet features the TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile with Live Colour LED, and digital noise cancelling technology for no-compromise entertainment viewing and listening experiences.

At launch it will be supported by a number of innovative accessories, including BSC10 Bluetooth® Speaker dock with Magnetic Charging Pad and the BRH10 Bluetooth® Remote with Handset Function, to boost the movie and gaming experience.

Xperia Z2 Tablet will hit markets worldwide from March 2014.

XperiaTM M2 – The best smartphone technology in its class


Reinforcing a commitment to bringing the best smartphone technology to the widest range of consumers, the ultra-fast Xperia M2 features Sony’s premium experiences. OmniBalance design, a razor sharp 8MP camera with Exmor RS™ for mobile, stunning processor performance, 4G LTE connectivity and a long-lasting battery all feature in this mid-range smartphone.

Xperia M2 will be supported by a unique entertainment package3 of 3 blockbuster movies, 30 days free trial of the Music Unlimited4 service and a range of PlayStation®Mobile games.

XperiaM2 will be available worldwide from April 2014.

SmartWear Experience – SmartBand SWR10 and new Lifelog application available from March 2014


First introduced at CES, SmartBand SWR10 is the first product within the SmartWear Experience vision – a new user experience based around three core pillars – Lifelogging, “Wearing smart” and “Life tools”.

It represents a different proposition that goes beyond health or fitness tracking. SmartWear Experience is grounded in logging life; entertainment and social activities, in a useful and colourful way – users can reminisce at the past, make the best of the present and plan for the future.

SmartBand and Lifelog application will be available from March 2014 in over 60 markets worldwide.

Sony also revealed that SmartBand, along with SmartWatch 2, are official smartphone accessories of the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup™. Along with custom themes and wearable styles, a new application will be available through Xperia Lounge that will enable fans to stay in the know as the tournament unfolds, and remain updated on all the highs and lows through subtle alerts.

#XperiaDetails – Integrated global marketing campaign

To celebrate the launch of Xperia Z2, Sony Mobile today unveiled #XperiaDetails.

The campaign is centered upon a 90 second brand film, depicting a day in the life of French dancer & choreographer Jeremié Bélingard.

In addition to the 90 second piece, a series of five 30 second vignettes will be rolled out over the weeks ahead, to explain key experiences on offer to the Xperia Z2 user in more detail. Digital noise cancelling, TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile with Live Colour LED, 4K resolution video, waterproofing and SmartWear Experience will feature in Bélingard’s interaction with Xperia Z2.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com