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Sony Xperia Neo L Up For Pre-Order In India For Rs.18,499

Earlier this year, Sony unveiled the Xperia S, Xperia P, Xperia U and Xperia Arc S smartphones in the NXT series. However, these smartphones are shipped with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. The Sony Xperia Neo L is the company’s first smartphone which runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. This mid-range device comes with 4 inch display, 1GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera and so on.

The specs of this device is quite similar to the prviously launched Neo V. The only difference is a large display and 4 hardware buttons on the bottom of the device. Flipkart, a popular online retailer is currently taking the pre-order of the Xperia Neo L. This handset is scheduled to release by the end of this month.

Sony Xperia Neo L features a 4 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System, Xperia Timescape, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with Flash, 16x digital zoom, Face detection and Geotagging, HD (720p) video recording and playback, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, DLNA Certified, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G Connectivity and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, 3D surround sound, Stereo Bluetooth with A2DP, Native USB tethering, PlayNow service, Google Play, GPS with A-GPS, Micro USB support, 1 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 512 MB RAM, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality, up to 8 hrs of talk-time, up to 410 hrs of stand-by time and a 1320 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia Neo L comes with a price tag of Rs.18,499. Flipkart is selling the device in both white and black variant. Xperia Neo L will compete with other mid-range Android smartphones such as Optimus L7, Xperia Go and HTC One V in the Indian market. To get this handset, head over to this page at Flipkart.

2012 Sony Walkman Line Announced, Some Run Android 4.0

2012 Walkman Series Announced

Yesterday, Sony unveiled two new media players in their ‘Walkman’ line. The Walkman line of MP3 players has been due for an update for quite some time so these upgrades are definitely welcomed by diehard Android and Sony fans who are looking for a new media player. Sony has updated both their high-end and low-end media players.

The Walkman F800 is an interesting new iPod Touch competitor which runs on the Android 4.0 operating system and can run a ton of different apps from Google Play. The player also offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity all packed into a slim package with a 3.5″ touchscreen. The F800 is currently available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB variants starting at $279.

As far as the lower end Walkmans go, Sony updated the Walkman E474 by adding a larger screen and more colors to the lineup. Other than that, the E747 is pretty barebones as it runs a proprietary operating system and is not touch based. The E747 will run you roughly $80 and can be purchased with an optional speaker dock. If you like the E747 but want Bluetooth capabilities, Sony has you covered. Sony also announced Walkman S770BT which is essentially the same as the E747 but adds Bluetooth capabilities.

Source: Engadget

Sony Xperia Go Up For Pre-Order In India For Rs.18,999

Do you still remember the Sony Xperia Go smartphone? Yes, we are talking about the same mid-range Android device which was announced in May along with the Sony Xperia Acro S. This handset is currently available only in the UK. Now, the folks living in India can finally get their hands on this device starting next week. Flipkart, the popular online retailer is currently taking pre-orders for this amazing smartphone.

Sony Xperia Go is a water resistant, scratch resistant and dust proof smartphone. Sadly, the much-needed front-facing camera is missing from this device. This handset runs on the out-dated Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. The much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS is expected to arrive during the third quarter of 2012. Find out the compete specs of this handset after the break.

Sony Xperia Go features a 3.5 inch Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine, sporting a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels, scratch-resistant mineral glass, 1 Ghz dual-core processor, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G connectivity, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with 16x digital zoom and LED Flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, Google Play Store and much more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, 512 MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth technology, DLNA Certified, Micro USB, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality, up to 45 hrs music playback time, up to 6 hrs video playback time, up to 6 hrs 30 min of talk-time, up to 520 hrs of stand-by time and a 1305 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia Go comes with a price-tag of Rs.18,999 (approx. $350) in India. This handset is currently available only in black and white colors. The yellow Xperia Go is expected to arrive soon after the launch. To pre-order this device, head over to this page at Flipkart.

Unlocked Sony Xperia S, P And Sola Goes On Sale In The US

Back in January, Sony announced the Sony Xperia S smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. It is the first smartphone in the new Sony Xperia NXT series. Next month, Sony announced the Xperia P at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. Later in March, the company announced the unique Xperia Sola with “Floating Touch” technology.

The Sony Xperia S, Xperia P and Xperia Sola runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. The Xperia S has already received the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update. However, the Xperia P and Xperia Sola are scheduled to get this update in the coming weeks. These smartphones are already available for purchase in most of the European and Asian markets. However, the folks living the US were left behind. Sony online store and Newegg has finally started selling the unlocked version of these devices in the US. If you are planning to get one of these, then check out the complete specs below.

Sony Xperia S:

sony xperia s

Sony Xperia S features a 4.3 inch HD display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 dual-core processor, 12 megapixel camera with 16x digital zoom, auto-focus, Face detection and LED Flash, Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, GPS with aGPS, Micro USB, NFC (Near Field Communication), 32 GB eMMC, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, up to 25 hrs music playback time, up to 6 hrs 30 min video playback time, up to 7 hrs 30 min of talk-time, up to 450 hrs of stand-by time and a 1750 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia P:

Sony Xperia S features a 4 inch touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, 1 GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, Timescape UI, 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash, Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, VGA front-facing camera, USB 2.0, 32 GB eMMC, GPS with aGPS, Bluetooth technology, DLNA Certified, HDMI support, Micro USB, NFC (Near Field Communication), up to 80 hrs music playback time, up to 6 hrs of talk-time, up to 470 hrs of stand-by time and a 1305 mAh battery.

Sony Xperia Sola:

sony xperia sola

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, Floating Touch, 5 megapixel auto-focus camera with Flash, HD (720p) video recording, Facebook inside Xperia, DLNA Certified, Native USB tethering, NFC (Near Field communication), 3G Connectivity, A-GPS, Micro USB support, 8 GB internal memory, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 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.

[ Buy Sony Xperia S for $469.99 ]

[ Buy Sony Xperia P for $388.99 ]

[ Buy Sony Xperia Sola for $299.99 ]

Sony Xperia Ion Goes On Sale In The US For $49.99

Earlier this year, Sony announced the Xperia Ion along with the powerful Xperia S smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. The Sony Xperia Ion is the company’s first dual-core smartphone featuring a 4.6 inch HD reality display and a 12 megapixel camera. After waiting for months, Sony has finally released the Xperia Ion in the US. This handset will ship with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. The much-awaited Android 4.0 OS will be rolled out in the coming months.

Sony Xperia Ion features a 4.6 inch HD reality display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 dual-core processor, Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich), 12 megapixel camera with 16x digital zoom, auto-focus, Face detection and LED Flash, Full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and so on.

Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, 16 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPS with aGPS, Bluetooth technology, DLNA Certified, HDMI support, Micro USB, NFC (Near Field Communication), USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Google Play Store, Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality, up to 18 hrs music playback time, up to 6 hrs 30 min video playback time, up to 6 hrs 45 min of talk-time, up to 850 hrs of stand-by time and a 1750 mAh battery.

Folks living in the US can easily get the Sony Xperia Ion from Sony online store, AT&T online store and Best Buy. Sony is selling this handset for $49.99 with a 2 year service agreement. On the other hand, AT&T is selling this device for $99.99 with a 2 years contract. You can also get this handset without any contract for $449.99. Customers who buy the Xperia ion through Best Buy will receive a deluxe version of Maroon 5’s new album Overexposed pre-loaded on their phone. To get this handset, head over to this page.

Sony Xperia S Gets The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Update

Earlier this year, Sony announced the stunning Xperia S smartphone. This handset was announced and showcased at the Consumer Electronics show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. It is the first smartphone in the new Sony Xperia NXT series. Sony Xperia S comes with 4.3 inch HD display, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 dual-core processor, 12 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording, NFC (Near Field Communication) and much more. However, most of smartphone buyers were disappointed because Sony shipped this amazing smartphone with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System.

sony xperia s

Sony already announced that Xperia S will get the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update between late May and early June. However, the update got delayed due to some unknown reasons. Now, Sony has finally started rolling out the Android 4.0 ICS update for the first smartphone of Sony Xperia NXT series.

Apart from the new features found in Ice Cream Sandwich, this update brings some enhanced apps such as the Walkman, Album and Movies which increase the media capabilities of the Xperia S smartphone. The Walkman app uses the company’s audio technology and social features to help you discover music your friends like and share your personal favorites, while the Album app allows you to sort your photos and videos more quickly and easily.

The size of the update is 200 MB. This update will be available via OTA (Over-The-Air). Alternatively, you can also update your Xperia S manually, just by connecting your device to the computer and use the Sony’s Bridge software. It is advised to backup all you data before updating the device. You should also make sure that, the battery is fully charged before updating your phone. This update might take some days to reach all the region and carrier-specific variants. Have you received this update yet? Let us know in the comments section below.

Sony Announces Xperia Miro with Deep Facebook Integration

Sony-Xperia-MiroEarlier today, we wrote about the new Sony Tipo. However, that is not the only new Android smartphone that Sony has announced recently. Sony’s Facebook page is teasing another new Xperia handset. This one is called the Xperia Miro. On top of this, Sony will be holding its own event in Singapore on June 20 to announce several new Xperia smartphones.

The Miro appears to be a mid-range device targeted at Facebook aficionados. Besides featuring deep Facebook integration, it will be capable of performing a few novelty tricks like using illumination to notify about Facebook messages and social updates. Sony hasn’t divulged anything about the processor, but it’s a safe bet to assume that it will be a dual core device. The Miro will feature a 3.5’’ screen, 5 megapixel rear cam, front cam of unknown resolution, DLNA, and a large battery. It will be launching with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) on-board.

Xperia Miro has the potential to be quite the draw among the youth (especially the ladies), if priced sensibly. However, we will probably have to wait at least a week to know more, including its launch date and price.

Sony Unveils The Xperia tipo and tipo-dual Running Ice Cream Sandwich

Along with the Sony Xperia miro, the Japanese company also announced its first dual-SIM capable Android phone, the Xperia tipo. The Xperia tipo is a budget Android phone and will come in single SIM and dual-SIM variants. The handset packs in a relatively small 3.2-inch display with HVGA (320*480) resolution, and will be powered by an 800MHz processor and 512MB of RAM.

The dual-SIM version of the phone will also have a dedicated button on its side to switch between the two SIM cards. Other specs of the tipo include FM radio, GPS with A-GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, a bunch of sensors, 2.5GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot and a 3.2MP camera at its back that is also capable of recording videos in VGA resolution.

The 13mm thick body of the handset also packs in a beefy 1500mAh battery for up to 24 hours of battery life under heavy usage. Both the variants of the tipo will be running on Ice Cream Sandwich. Sony did not reveal any pricing information but the handsets are expected to hit the market sometime in Q3 of this year in black, white, red and blue colors.

Sony Starts Rolling Out Android 4.0.4 Update To Xperia Handsets

Sony started updating its Xperia branded handsets to Ice Cream Sandwich back in mid-April beginning with the Xperia Arc S, Neo V and Xperia Ray. The roll-out then expanded to other regions of the world as well as to other Xperia devices like the Xperia Arc, Mini and Mini Pro.

Now, it looks like Sony has again started rolling out another software update for its Xperia handsets that bumps the Android version to 4.0.4. The update is being rolled out via OTA and weighs around 20MB in size. The update is being rolled out in certain regions of the world only at the moment, including India. There is no official change-log available, but the update should include an overall improvement in the performance and stability of the handsets along with some bug-fixes. As of now, the update is being rolled out to certain Xperia handsets only including the Xperia Arc, Arc S and the Mini/Mini Pro.

Hopefully, Sony will also be showering some Ice Cream Sandwich love on its 2012 line-up of Xperia NXT handsets including the Xperia S sooner than later. This update also makes Sony the first Android manufacturer to update its handset to Android 4.0.4, except for the Google’s Nexus series.

Now, how about updating that old Gingerbread based 2.6.35.x kernel to 3.x Sony?

Sony’s PlayStation Suite Renamed To PlayStation Mobile; HTC’s One Series Get PlayStation Certified

Last night at E3, Sony announced that it is bringing its PlayStation certification to more handheld devices including the ones from HTC. The Japanese company has opened its PlayStation Mobile program, formerly PlayStation Suite, to HTC’s handsets.

“HTC is focused on delivering innovative mobile experiences for people everywhere and SCE’s immersive world of gaming will bring compelling entertainment to HTC One customers across the globe,” said Kouji Kodera, Chief Product Officer, HTC Corporation.

What this means is that HTC handset owners will get access to some of the classic and popular PlayStation games including Crash Bandicot etc. This move will also provide HTC handsets with exclusive access to some of the PlayStation certified games, and should give the company’s handsets a competitive edge over Samsung’s and Motorola’s.

As of now, only the One series of handsets from HTC will be getting the PlayStation certification which includes the HTC One X, One S and the One V.

The PlayStation Suite a.k.a PlayStation Mobile program was not really successful in the first place to begin with. The program did however manage to bring some games to the PlayStation Certified devices like the Xperia Play, which remained exclusive to the platform for quite a few months (FIFA). Hopefully, this move from HTC and Sony will help not only the program, but both the companies handset sales as well.