Microsoft is working with numerous global carriers "to provide seamless eSIM connectivity" for the new generation of Always Connected Windows 10 PCs, with 'silicon support' from Intel and Qualcomm.
From Xbox excitement and VAIO's old new phone, to Nintendo's Android ambitions, an ultra-mobile Windows 10 PC, and WhatsAppening on Google Play, it's our handy walkthrough of the week's top tech news.
Last year, VAIO launched the Phone Biz, a Windows 10 Mobile phone with an aluminum body. Today, it launched the Phone A, an Android 6.0.1 phone with the same specs, including a Snapdragon 617 CPU.
While Microsoft released the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update a month ago, some devices have had to wait a little longer - but the wait is now over for the NuAns Neo and VAIO Phone Biz.
You can now get up to 42% off a wide range of desktops, notebooks, tablets and 2-in-1s, including many affordable options - and if you buy a PC for over $699, you'll also get a free 8-inch tablet.
Although the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update is now out for everyone, VAIO users will have to wait a bit longer to get it due to a Continuum related bug, but they're working on a fix.
After its Sony sell-off, VAIO has moved on to be an independent company, coming up with new devices. And now, it has unveiled the C15, a laptop being touted by the company as a 'fashionable PC.'
Microsoft has rolled out its latest update to the Windows Device Recovery Tool, bumping it up to version 3.7.18601 with support for four more handsets, including the VAIO Phone Biz and the NuAns NEO.
Microsoft has reduced its Lumia range but there are plenty of other devices out there with its mobile OS, and not just phones. Join us for a look at the handsets and tablets running Windows 10 Mobile.
VAIO unveiled the Phone Biz back in February, and now the high-end Windows 10 Mobile handset is available to buy - although it's priced 18% higher than the company originally announced.
From MS v DOJ and BSOD QRs, to PC OEM woes, QuickTime caution, Android 7.0, Surface luxury, Insider discounts, and Sprint's broken Priv promise, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Vaio has ditched plans to merge with the PC businesses of Toshiba and Fujitsu - and talks between the latter companies are at risk of collapse as neither wants a majority stake in the joint operation.
A previously unknown Windows 10 handset just got its Bluetooth certification. This could be a US version of VAIO's Phone Biz device, but that is unlikely. More probably, it's a completely new device.
Vaio, Toshiba, and Fujitsu will merge to form a Japanese PC giant, according to a report from BloombergBusiness. These PC manufacturers will combine their efforts to take on bigger OEMs like Lenovo.
From a Sonic movie and Titanfall on TV, to iBricks, net neutrality, device discounts, Quantum craziness, OneDrive woe and a throwback to 3.1, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
After unveiling the 'Phone Biz', its new aluminum-bodied Windows 10 Mobile handset, last week, Japanese company VAIO has said that it does not intend to launch the device in the United States.
From massive milestones and Edge extensions, to underwater data centers, Chrome's Material makeover, Surface updates, and mobile acquisitions, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
VAIO's new Windows 10 Mobile device is aimed directly at business buyers, and features a 5.5in Full HD display, Snapdragon 617 processor, 3GB RAM, 16GB storage, and wireless-only Continuum support.
VAIO, the independent company established from the sale of Sony's PC business in 2014, said last year that it was working on a Windows 10 Mobile handset, which is now set to be unveiled on February 4.
After restarting as an independent company, VAIO created products exclusively for Japan. But it seems the company plans to expand soon, with the U.S. and Brazil as primary destinations.
From Cortana's Android takeover and Lenovo's latest shenanigans, to "shit" broadband Down Under, and the end of the 'affordable flagship', it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Sony says owners of its VAIO PCs should not upgrade to Windows 10 until its drivers are ready - but while Windows 8.1 PCs will have to wait until October, the plan for Windows 7 devices is less clear.
After the spin-off of the VAIO brand, the company has released a new Android smartphone, dubbed the VAIO Phone. It is the company's first handset, after exclusively releasing PCs in the past.
From new Surface tablets and interesting experiments, to new Office, the end of the Icon and some 'inarticulate' comments, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news on Neowin.
Vaio, which was recently spun-off from Sony, has just unveiled its first independent product. It's a powerful tablet-laptop hybrid aimed as some very specific needs, according to the company
Today marked the closure of Sony's sale of its VAIO computer business as it became an independent business in its own right, launching two new Windows laptops - the Pro and Fit - at the same time.
Sony is giving advance notice to analysts that it doesn't expect to make any money in its current fiscal year, projecting a loss of 50 billion yen ($489.5 million) for the time period.
Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai hinted this week that the company could consider launching smartphones with Microsoft's Windows Phone OS, even though it is getting out of the Windows PC business.
Sony has confirmed that it is selling off the VAIO PC business as the market for traditional computers continues to shrink and the company is anticipating a finanicial loss throughout the year.
A new report claims Apple CEO Steve Jobs proposed that Sony run Mac OS X on its VAIO notebooks in 2001 but the VAIO team stopped the idea due to their efforts to optimize the notebooks on Windows.
Sony has denied claims that it is planning to sell off its international PC business to Chinese rival Lenovo, but says that it is considering "various options" for its loss-making Vaio unit.
Sony has confirmed that it has been involved in discussions with Microsoft over the adoption of Windows Phone in their smartphone lineup, in order to move away from being a single OS manufacturer.
Sony announced an all new Windows 8.1 product, the VAIO Fit 11A Flip PC notebook, as part of its CES 2014 lineup, which will also include Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 pre-installed.
Sony has released a new teaser video on YouTube that strongly hints the company will be coming out with a Windows 8 hybrid with a design that resembles Lenovo's Yoga franchise.
Sony has announced it is now selling limited edition versions of three Vaio Windows 8 touchscreen laptops, all in a deep red color, with prices beginning at $1,999.
Sony has announced some new additions to its Vaio line of Windows 8 notebooks, including the Vaio Pro 11, an 11-inch notebook that will weigh just 1.92 pounds, along with a 2.34 pound 13 inch model.
A newly discovered YouTube video and some press images have made their way to the Internet, showing off an unannounced Windows 8 13 inch notebook-tablet hybrid PC from Sony.
Sony has just announced a new Vaio Fit lineup of mainstream Windows 8 touchscreen notebook that will go on sale later this month, along with upgrades to some older Sony PCs.
If you didn't have the time or stamina to read the full written review of the Vaio Tap 20, perhaps watching this video review will give you all the necessary large-tablet-all-in-one goodness you need
The Vaio Tap 20 is a 20-inch touchscreen Windows 8 all-in-one that can also be used, on battery power, as a giant tablet. Is the form factor cool and innovative, or does it need some work?