Sony Mobile today announced it will bring Xperia tipo (no, that's not a typo) and Xperia tipo dual to the U.S. Both smartphones run Android 4.0 ICS and will be sold as unlocked devices. The Xperia tipo comes in a single and dual SIM version for consumers looking for an easy-to-use full-functioning Android smartphone. Here's more info on these new Xperia smartphones from Sony:
Xperia tipo and tipo dual are designed to be easy-to-use, enabling you to get the most from your smartphone - whether browsing the web, sharing pictures or downloading apps. Both phones feature a dedicated set-up guide, excellent battery life, built-in application monitoring data usage, and the Android 4.0 (ICS) operating system with access to the full Google Play store.
If you want to combine work and personal SIMs into the same phone, or if you are traveling and need to switch to an international number, the Xperia tipo dual makes it easy. You can switch between SIM cards any time with a simple press of a button. You can also switch automatically by setting which SIM card to use at specific times of the day as well as customize each SIM card separately with different ringtones and notifications.
The Xperia tipo and Xperia tipo dual support the network bands below: . Xperia tipo o UMTS HSPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100 o GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 . Xperia tipo dual o UMTS HSPA 850, 1900, 2100 o GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Xperia tipo and Xperia tipo dual specifications
-Size: 4.0 x 2.2 x .5 inches -Weight: 3.5 ounces -Screen: 3.2" scratch-resistant mineral glass display, 480 x 320 pixels (measured diagonally) -Camera: 3.2MP camera, 4x digital zoom, video recording, touch capture -Phone Memory: Up to 2.9 GB (up to 2.5 GB user-accessible memory), microSD(TM) expansion up to 32 GB -Operating System: Android(TM) 4.0 (ICS) -Processor: 800 Mhz Qualcomm Snapdragon -Battery: 1500 maH -Connectivity: 3.5 mm audio jack, aGPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, USB Host
Pricing & availability:
The Xperia tipo is now available at store.sony.com. Xperia tipo dual is currently available for pre-order on store.sony.com Xperia tipo dual will also be available at select Sony retail stores. Newegg and other online retailers will also carry Xperia tipo and Xperia tipo dual. For additional availability and pricing, please check with each retailer.
Xperia tipo - MSRP $179.99 (unlocked), in serene black, classic silver, navy blue and deep red Xperia tipo dual - MSRP $189.99 (unlocked), in classic black or classic white