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Sony Ericsson Introduces the Xperia neo V Android Smartphone, Updating Xperia Line
      #41230 - 08/25/11 02:23 PM

Sony Ericsson today introduced the Xperia neo V Android smartphone with a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 5 megapixel camera and 3.7" display. The company also announced it will release updates for all 2011 Xperia range to upgrade them to Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. Here is more info on the new phone and the new update:

Sony Ericsson today announced new functionality and features to its 2011 Xperia smartphone range with a comprehensive software upgrade from October 2011. Consumers with 2011 Xperia smartphones will benefit from improvements to Sony Ericsson?s unique Facebook inside Xperia offering and 3D camera functionality from Sony. The upgrade also allows consumers to enjoy the full benefits of the Android Gingerbread platform including Google Talk with Video Chat.

Some of the features you will get from this update are:

-Google Talk with Video Chat for smartphones with front-facing cameras
-Updated Facebook inside Xperia functionality for enhanced like, share and discover abilities. We have talked about Facebook inside Xperia on previous posts.
-Xperia smartphones introducing world?s first 3D sweep panorama functionality powered by Sony.
-The software upgrade will enable consumers to turn their Xperia smartphone into a mini-mobile PC by connecting USB peripherals (mouse, keyboard or game controller) to Sony Ericsson LiveDock multimedia station. -Connect the smartphone to a TV via HDMI to get a big screen experience.
-Swipe text input ? text input by swiping the finger from one letter to the next
-Screen capture ? allows the user to share a screen grab from anywhere in the phone

The Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V:

Xperia neo V is one of the first new products to launch with the new software and will include all the features like Google Talk with Video Chat, 3D sweep panorama and enhanced Facebook inside Xperia functionality. Building on the success of the original Xperia neo launched earlier this year, Xperia neo V takes the latest Android software for smartphones and the best of Sony entertainment experiences, including Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, to even more markets. Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V will be available globally in select markets from Q4 2011.

Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V at a glance.

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Size: 116 x 57 x 13mm
Weight: 126g
Operating system: Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread version 2.3.4)
Processor: 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255

3D sweep panorama
5 megapixel camera
16x digital zoom
Auto focus
Face detection
Front facing camera (VGA)
Geo tagging
HD video recording (720p)
Image stabiliser
Red-eye reduction
Scene detection
Send to web
Smile detection
Sweep panorama
Touch capture
Touch focus
Video light
Video recording
Video stabiliser

Album art
Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
Media player
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow service
Sony Ericsson Music player
TrackID music recognition

Android Market
Google search
Google Voice Search
Pan & zoom
Web browser (WebKit)

Call list
Conference calls
Facebook application
Facebook inside Xperia V2
Google Talk video chat
Noise Shield
Polyphonic ringtones
Sony Ericsson Timescape
Twitter (Timescape integration)
Vibrating alert
Video chat ready

Google Mail
Instant messaging
Multimedia messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)

Auto rotation
Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)
Live wallpaper
Picture wallpaper
Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
Swipe to write
Touch screen

3D games
Media browser
Motion gaming
Radio (FM radio with RDS)
Video streaming

Alarm clock
Document readers
Flight mode
Google Calendar
Google Gallery 3D
Infinite button
Setup guide
Widget manager

3.5 mm audio jack
Bluetooth technology
DLNA Certified
Google Latitude
Google Maps for Mobile
Google Maps with Street View
HDMI support
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Native USB tethering
Synchronisation via Facebook
Synchronisation via Google Sync
Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync
Synchronisation via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
TV Out
USB mass storage
USB High speed 2.0 support
Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality
Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation

Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
16,777,216 colour TFT
Capacitive touchscreen (multi-touch)
3.7 inches
480 x 854 pixels (FWVGA)

Phone memory: Up to 320MB
Memory card support: microSD, up to 32GB
Memory card included: 2GB microSD

Battery life:
Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 6 hrs 55 min
Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 430 hrs
Talk time UMTS: Up to 7 hrs
Standby time UMTS: Up to 400 hrs
Music listening time: Up to 31 hrs
Video playback time: Up to 7 hrs 25 min

UMTS HSPA 900, 2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS HSPA 850, 1900, 2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

In the kit:
Xperia neo V
1500 mAh battery
Stereo portable handsfree
2GB microSD memory card
Micro USB cable for charging
Synchronisation and file transfer
User documentation


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