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The Daily Roundup for 05.14.2013

David Fishman
05.14.13
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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.

Sony Xperia SP review: lights, camera, performance

Is the Xperia SP just another Android handset put out so there's something with the Sony name available at a lower price point than the Z? The SP is an understated, but good-looking LTE device that delivers outstanding performance at a fair price. Read on for our full review.

Nokia Lumia 925 hands-on (update: video)

At Nokia's London launch event, we've just managed to spend a bit of time with the gray version of the 4.5-inch Lumia 925. If you felt its polycarbonate predecessor was a little unwieldy in dimensions or weight, you might be pleased with what Nokia's crafted here. Its new Windows Phone flagship marks the company's return to metal-bodied smartphones, and in the process, it's become both lighter and thinner.

Hands-on with NVIDIA Shield: NVIDIA's project turned product

NVIDIA's Project Shield now has an official name (NVIDIA Shield), a release window ("by the end of June") and a price tag ($350). Does the high price point make NVIDIA's Shield worth getting in on early? Click the link above to find out.

BlackBerry Q5 hands-on: an affordable BB10 device in a QWERTY shell (update: video)

It's not the most exciting hardware launch to come from the newly reinvigorated (and rebranded) BlackBerry, but the Q5 is a device with a mission. Announced formally this morning by CEO Thorsten Heins on stage at BlackBerry Live, the Q5 is in some ways a more approachable successor to the Q10.