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Two premium Android smartphones eye each other off nervously before entering into the Battlemodo arena. One sells itself on its insanely high resolution screen; the other on its insanely fast camera. Only one of them can be our preferred Android superphone — which one will it be?

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You can’t help but think of Tron or Robocop when you see Sony’s Personal 3D viewer in action. It’s been that way since we first glimpsed the prototype at CES 2011. So now that it’s just about hit Australia, we needed to know: does, as Sony claims, wearing twin 0.7-inch OLED screens on your face really approximate watching a 750-inch cinema screen from 20m away? An immersive 3D experience awaits, but there’s always room for improvement.

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Sony Music Unlimited, the all-you-can-hear music subscription service that represents Sony's answer to Spotify, MOG, Rhapsody and so on, added a crucial new feature to its Android app on Thursday: the ability to store music on an Android smartphone or tablet so that music fans can play it back without using a Wi-Fi or wireless data connection.

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I’m still not sold on 3D, but I’ve almost been hooked when I’ve filmed 3D home movies and watched them on a 3D TV while reviewing products. That personal connection may just be the tipping point for some people to invest in 3D cameras, and Sony’s happy to oblige. The Aussie program is a first and a pretty interesting idea.

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Just like the iPod touch isn’t just for music anymore, neither is the Walkman. Sony’s Z1000 features a 4.3-inch (800x480) display, Tegra 2 processor and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with full access to the Android Market. Watch Gizmodo Australia’s quick hands-on video with the player from CES.