Sony Mobile Communications recently unveiled the new Xperia Sola smartphone. Sony Xperia Sola is the company’s first device to feature the unique “Floating Touch” technology. Sony’s floating touch allows the users to navigate the web by hovering their finger above the screen, without actually touching the screen. Once the link is found, it can be highlighted and a simple tap will load the page. This handset runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. However, Sony will roll out the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update shortly after launch.
Calum MacDougall, Head of Xperia Marketing for Sony Mobile Communications, said,
“Xperia sola comes with the power of Sony and a sense of magic with floating touch, giving consumers a fun new way to browse the web and latest technology to show off. With Xperia SmartTags out of the box and access to the latest content through Sony Entertainment Network, Xperia sola is perfect for consumers looking for ease of use and the best in entertainment in a smart and innovative smartphone.”
Sony Xperia Sola features a 3.7 inch Reality display, sporting a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, 1 GHz STE U8500 dual-core processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), Floating Touch, Xperia Timescape, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with Flash, 16x digital zoom, Face detection and Geotagging, HD (720p) video recording, Facebook inside Xperia, DLNA Certified, Native USB tethering, NFC (Near Field communication), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity and more.
Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, 3D surround sound, Stereo Bluetooth with A2DP, PlayNow service, Google Play, NeoReader barcode scanner, A-GPS, Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation, Micro USB support, 8 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality, up to 40 hrs of music playback time, up to 6 hrs of video playback time, up to 6 hrs of talk-time, up to 470 hrs of stand-by time and a 1320 mAh battery.
This handset measures 116 x 59 x 9.9 mm and weighs just 107 grams. Sony Xperia Sola is NFC enabled and it comes with two NFC Xperia SmartTags. This handset will be available in 3 colors – Black, White and Red. The price of this device will be announced soon. Sony Xperia Sola will be available for purchase from Q2 of 2012. Check out the videos after the break.