Sony aims to stop leaks of prototypes

Sony aims to stop leaks of prototypes
This year, we saw quite a few images of the Sony Xperia Z1 leak weeks before the device was even introduced. Back then, of course, the camera-centric flagship was known by its code name, the Honami. By the time the phone was introduced, everything about the device was already known. This type of thing is not okay with Sony's brass.

The Japanese OEM is posting signs throughout one of its offices demanding "No more leakage!". The positing encourages those who handle confidential smartphones to "strictly follow prototype usage rules," which means that they are not to be used without a protective cover that also hides the phone from spying camera lens. Prototypes are also not allowed to be shown to the outside world unless the person who the device is handed to signs a non-disclosure agreement.

In addition, no pictures are allowed to be posted on "social networks, public web pages, etc." Lastly, no third party apps are allowed to be installed on the prototype so as to prevent mobile ad networks from finding it on their logs. We've already had some leaks about the Sony Xperia Z2. But one of our loyal readers told us that the manufacturer will no longer introduce new flagship models at CES which might actually have something to do with the tightening up of Sony's prototype handling rules.

Sony is watching for those who leak confidential information on new smartphone models

Sony is watching for those who leak confidential information on new smartphone models


source: XperiaBlog via SlashGear

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20 Comments

1. Vireak unregistered

Sony, please give us the Xperia Z1 mini!

10. imMature

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

I'm counting on that too! I've been longing for a smartphone that can rests easily in my hand.

2. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

Final production smartphones from SONY are prototypes...so what for we need leaks from SONY, endconsumer will just get that prototype from SONY.

3. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Good! I like surprises. Whenever phones get leaked to death they just seem like a disappointment regardless of what they bring.

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Sure their Z1 leaked like almost hundred times. These leaks blew all surprises...

12. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

I think they didnt say much in the revealing because they knew that we already knew everything.

5. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Unfortunately it's...inevitable.

6. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Yes! Everybody should stop that! It ruins everything. I'm no more excited about a launch. Rather we are dissapointed by the fact that there is nothing new from what we know! :(

9. wrm2013

Posts: 231; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Mini please. I think I might be buying this 5s....... I need a smaller phone dammit. MIIIIIINNNNIIIII WHHHHEERRREEE AAAARRREEEE YYYYYYOOOOUUUU

15. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

They just need to start firing the employees who are leaking all the pictures. Maybe even as far as suing them... It's not exciting anymore to see what the device looks like before it comes out.... Well, we all know what's the next iPhone is going to look like. :P

16. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Leakception....to see a Leak picture about the Leaking of information...

19. kozza3

Posts: 777; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

but if this is a leak about leaking information when was the actual leak leaked or was it a leak at all?

17. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Hummm, I wonder if they would had put this in place back in 2006, the iphone would look different today

18. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

it is good . because we know everything about upcoming phones and it is tasteless. everybody loves surprises unless it is bad :)

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This is great because sometimes they are way too many fake pics out there that we don't know which is real or fake. and they should keep an eye on their employees that keep leaking the newest devices or at least fired them who keeps leaking prototypes

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