Sony Mobile Communications today announced Xperia sola Android powered Xperia smartphones with dual core CPU, NFC and "floating touch" navigation for web browsing. Xperia sola will be available to consumers globally in black, white and red in the second quarter. Here is more info:
Introducing "floating touch" navigation
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.
NFC with SmartTags
Xperia sola is NFC enabled and comes with two NFC Xperia SmartTags in the box as standard to simplify consumers' everyday smartphone experiences. By touching an NFC Android smartphone 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 and launch Google 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 Engine, xLOUD 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:
Colours- Black White Red
Facts- Size: 116 x 59 x 9.9 mm Weight: 107 grams 1 GHz STE U8500 dual-core processor Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Camera- 2D and 3D Sweep Panorama 5 megapixel camera 16x digital zoom Auto focus Face detection Flash/Photo flash Geotagging HD video recording (720p) Red-eye reduction Self-timer Send to web Smile detection Video light Video recording
Music- 3D surround sound Album art Bluetooth stereo (A2DP) Clear bass Clear stereo Music Player PlayNow service SensMe TrackID music recognition xLoud Experience
Internet- Google play Bookmarks floating touch Google search Google Voice Search Google Maps for Mobile with Street view and Latitude NeoReader barcode scanner Pan & zoom Web browser (WebKit)
Connectivity- 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA) aGPS Bluetooth wireless technology DLNA Certified Micro USB support Media Go Media Transfer Protocol support Modem Native USB tethering NFC PC Companion Synchronisation via Microsoft(R) Exchange ActiveSync USB High speed 2.0 support USB Host Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation
3.7" Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 854 x 480 pixels 16,000,000 colour TFT Scratch-resistant glass
Memory- 8 GB internal storage (up to 5 GB user-accessible memory) microSD memory card slot (supporting up to 32GB)
Networks- Quad EDGE/GSM/GPRS 850, 900, 1800 W-CDMA Band I, II, V and VIII
Battery life- Talk time GSM: Up to 6 hrs Standby time GSM: Up to 470 hrs Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs Standby time UMTS: Up to 475 hrs Music listening time: Up to 40 hrs Video playback time: Up to 6 hrs Battery: 1320 mAh (built-in) typical, 1265 mAh minimum