WebRTC Solutions Industry News

TMCNet:  Sony predicts big things from Xperia Z [Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)]

[February 18, 2013]

Sony predicts big things from Xperia Z [Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)]

(Gulf News (United Arab Emirates) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sony is banking on its new flagship phone the Xperia Z to grab more market share and fire the first shot in the smartphone competition ahead of others in 2013.

The Japanese giant has finally joined the quad-core processor battlefield and Xperia Z is the first big Android phone launch of this year.

Taiwanese vendor HTC will also be rolling out its flagship device on Tuesday in London ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S4, which is likely in May.

"This is the year for Sony," Rudiger Odenbach, vice-president at Sony Mobile Communications Middle East and Africa, told Gulf News. "In a bid to penetrate the market more, we are investing more in our marketing budget. We are not concentrating on volumes right now but we want to be positioned in the premium category with added features." The five-inch full HD (1920x1080) device is powered by a 1.5Ghz processor and 2GB of RAM. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera and uses mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology.

The device packs a pixel per inch (PPI) of 443, leaving the other smartphones way behind. The iPhone 5 has 326 ppi while Nokia's Lumia 920 has 332 ppi, the same as BlackBerry's Z10. Samsung's Galaxy S3 has a pixel density of 306 ppi. It is dust and water resistant and with a durable glass display both in the front and in the back.

"Everyone is struggling, except Samsung," Annette Zimmermann, principal analyst at Gartner Deutschland GmbH, told Gulf News. "All other vendors were not able to differentiate from the crowd." She said Sony really needs to put in a lot of effort to promote their brand and the content that comes with the devices to create loyal customers. Sony is well known and it is very strange that they are not able to "accomplish a positive or reassuring brand". They have the content like music, games and video, but they need to create an ecosystem to sustain their future in the mobile business. They need to push more.

According to Odenbach, Sony has rolled out its entertainment services in certain parts of the world and it will come to this region but will take some time. There is a clear roll-out plan.

(c) 2013 Al Nisr Publishing LLC . All rights reserved. Provided by Syndigate.info an Albawaba.com company

[ Back To WebRTC Solutions's Homepage ]


Featured Podcasts

Oracle in Enterprise Communications

Most in the industry have heard of the acquisition of Acme Packet by Oracle. What you may not know is that Oracle has a number of telecommunications products including a UC suite, WebRTC Session Controller, and Operations monitoring tools. Oracle is pursuing both the enterprise and service provider.

Featured Whitepapers

WebRTC Security Concerns

This whitepaper covers two of the most relevant topics in communications industry today: WebRTC and security. We will introduce the problem of security in WebRTC including those traditional VoIP attacks that are going to be present in WebRTC services. Later we will mention ad-hoc WebRTC attacks and protection mechanisms, to close with an overview of identity management solutions.

Migrating Real Time Communications Services to the Web

In the Internet age, businesses that own fixed and mobile communication networks, including traditional Communications Service Providers (CSPs) of all kinds, are being challenged with some tough questions: How do we stay relevant to our customers?

Delivering Enterprise-Class Communications with WebRTC

WebRTC is an emerging industry standard for enabling Web browsers with real-time communications capabilities. It enables enterprises to enhance Web sites, empower BYOD users, and improve video collaboration and on-line meetings, to name but a few examples.

WebRTC Report Extract Reprint

This document examines the growing important of WebRTC, both generally and for telecom service providers. It considers the expanding range of use-cases, the multiple layers of interoperability likely to be desired by telcos, and some implications in terms of network integration and mobility.


Robust Enterprise Grade WebRTC Systems and Services

The emerging WebRTC standard has become one of the industry's hottest topics – and with good reason. Being able to "communications enable the web" has Communications Service Providers as well as Enterprises busily making plans for deployment. But, as these plans unfold, reality is starting to intrude on those plans. Our expectations of telephony services are much higher than web browsing. We expect the phone to connect instantly, operate with minimal disruption, and work seamless across any network, anywhere, at any time. There is also an understanding that phone service is inherently secure. With WebRTC, the expectation is for these applications to behave in the same manner.

This session looks at the user experience and expectations of a WebRTC Enterprise service. It will also cover how a WebRTC enterprise handles security, reliability, and interoperability within browsers and networks.


The Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller enables communications service providers (CSPs) and enterprises to offer WebRTC services – from virtually any device, across virtually any network – with carrier-grade reliability and security.

Sales Presentation: Oracle Communications WebRTC Session Controller

- WebRTC Market and Opportunities
- WebRTC Challenges
- Oracle Communication WebRTC Session   Controller
- Summary


Communication Service Provider (CSP) voice service revenues continue to face pressure due to shifts in communication preferences and competition from non-traditional service providers. Voice communications are now often embedded into applications outside the domain of traditional telephony voice usage. CSPs have been challenged to effectively leverage and monetize new web-oriented communications technologies.