Sony has just announced the Xperia sola which is an Android phone that features a 1Ghz dual core CPU, Android 2.3 which is supposedly updateable to 4.0. You can get it in Black, White or Red colors and it comes with a 5mp camera with 2D and 3D Sweep Panorama mode. The screen is 3.7” in size and it’s 854×480 resolution, it also comes with 8gb or memory on board which of course is expandable up to 32gb via microSD card.

Making its smartphone debut exclusively on Xperia sola, Sony’s unique floating touch lets consumers navigate the web by hovering their finger above the screen so it acts like a moving curser, without actually having to touch the screen. Once the desired link is found it can be highlighted and a simple tap will load the page. Floating touch will evolve with new user functionality and applications through software updates and engagement with developers.

Xperia sola is NFC enabled and comes with two NFC Xperia SmartTags [ http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/accessories/xperia-smarttags  ] in the box as standard to simplify consumers’ everyday smartphone experiences. By touching an NFC Android smartphone [ http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-sola ] on a SmartTag, a pre-configured profile in the smartphone will launch. The two SmartTags included with Xperia sola can be personalized with up to 10 commands. Out of the box one is ready for the living room to turn on Wi-Fi(TM) and launch Google(TM) news and weather apps, and the other one for the bedroom, which turns on the alarm and switches to silent mode. Xperia sola supports NFC pairing, allowing consumers to enjoy great connectivity with other NFC smartphones, applications and services by tapping their smartphones together.

Xperia sola boasts razor sharp clarity with Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA(R) Engine, xLOUD(TM) and 3D surround sound audio technology delivering crisp and loud sound, and a 1GHz dual-core processor for super fast performance. Xperia sola also comes with fast capture to take the camera from sleep to snap in a little over a second with a single key press.

Key features for Xperia sola

    
    - Floating touch navigation for an easy web browsing experience
    - NFC enabled and Xperia SmartTags in the box to enable quick app loading and
      easy content sharing
    - 3.7" Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine gives razor sharp clarity
    - Powered by a 1GHz Dual Core Processor for super fast browsing
    - xLOUD and 3D surround sound audio technology for crisp and loud listening
    - Direct access to Sony Entertainment Network* with pre-installed Video and
      Music Unlimited** apps
    - Launches on Android platform 2.3, upgrade to Android 4.0 during summer 2012
Xperia sola
    specifications          
    Colors                 Black
                            White
                            Red

    Facts                   Size: 116 x 59 x 9.9 mm 
                            Weight: 107 grams
                            1 GHz STE U8500 dual-core processor
                            Google Android(TM) 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable
                            to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
 

More info:

http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-sola/

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