Sony Xperia Sola Android Phone with 1GHz Dual-Core Processor

Sony Mobile LogoSony Mobile Communications added Xperia sola, a new mobile phone to its portfolio of Android powered Xperia smartphones. Xperia sola is powered by 1GHz dual-core processor and runs on  Android platform 2.3 platform which can be up-gradable to Android 4.0.  It has 3.7″ Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine, xLOUD and 3D surround sound audio.

xperia-sola-frontComplete with Sony technology, premium entertainment and innovative floating touchTM navigation, the NFC enabled Xperia sola comes equipped with Xperia SmartTags, allowing consumers to change their smartphone’s settings and applications to fit their lifestyle in an instant. Xperia sola will be available to consumers globally in black, white and red in the second quarter.

A floating touch of magic

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.

Simplify the everyday 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.

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Powerful entertainment anytime, anywhere

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.

Consumers can also access premium entertainment experiences with Sony Entertainment Network**, where they can watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters on Video Unlimited or listen to millions of songs*** through Music Unlimited.

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 will be bought into the Italian market under the name “Sony Xperia sole” and in China P.R. under the name “Sony Xperia MT27i”

Xperia sola specifications
All services mentioned in this leaflet may not be available in every market.

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)

Communication

  • 2 speakerphones
  • Call list
  • Conference calls
  • Facebook application
  • Facebook inside Xperia
  • Google Talk application
  • Noise suppression
  • Twitter (with Timescape integration)
  • Xperia Timescape

Messaging

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

Design

  • Auto rotation
  • Gesture input
  • Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)
  • Live Wallpaper
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • Screenshot capturing
  • Touch screen

Entertainment

  • 3D Album
  • Accelerated Adobe Flash Video
  • Media browser
  • Motion gaming
  • Radio (FM radio with RDS)
  • Sony Entertainment Network
  • Video streaming
  • YouTube

Organiser

  • Airplane mode
  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Contacts
  • Document readers
  • Notes
  • Setup guide
  • Stopwatch
  • Tasks
  • Timer

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 Exchange ActiveSync
  • USB High speed 2.0 support
  • USB Host
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality
  • Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation

All services mentioned in this leaflet may not be available in every market.

Display

  • 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

*Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

In the kit

  • Xperia sola, embedded battery, 2 SmartTags, stereo headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation.
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