Sony Xperia E Goes On Sale In India For Rs.9,999

Last year, Sony unveiled the entry-level Xperia E smartphone. This handset is specially targeted for those who are planning to jump from feature phones to smartphones. Sony Xperia E runs on the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Operating System. This handset features noise cancellation that filters out background noise and allows you to have clear conversations in any environment.

Sony has not yet officially launched this handset. However, Infibeam has already started selling this budget smartphone in India. The specs of this handset is slightly better than its competitors. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs below.

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Sony Xperia E features a 3.5 inch HVGA display, sporting a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels, 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A processor, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS, 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera, VGA front-facing camera for video calls, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory and more.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio with RDS, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, DLNA Certified, Micro USB, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G connectivity, 512 MB RAM, Google Play Store, up to 6 hrs 30 min of talk-time, up to 530 hrs of stand-by time and a 1500 mAh battery.

Infibeam is currently selling the Sony Xperia E for just Rs.9,999 (approx. $185) in India. This handset is currently available in black, white and pink colors. You will also get a Sony headphone (MDR-ZX100A) worth Rs.1,490 with this handset. To purchase the Xperia E, head over to Infibeam.

Sony Xperia E Gets An Experimental Firefox OS ROM

In a surprising move and showing its support for the Firefox OS, Sony has released an experimental Firefox OS build for one of its budget-oriented Jelly Bean running handset – the Xperia E. Firefox OS is based on the fully open web standards, and was seen running on a number of low to mid-range devices announced at MWC. The Xperia E specifications matches closely to all those Firefox OS running handset, which made it a clear candidate for the experimental ROM.

Sony clearly states that the ROM is experimental in nature and only for developers and advanced users. The company has turned off the mobile radio, which means that it is not possible to make calls, use mobile data or even use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

Other deal breakers include an unstable SD card functionality, and an uncalibrated touch screen. If you are interested in flashing Firefox OS on your Xperia E, you will need to unlock its bootloader first, which will void your handset’s warranty.

If all the above issues are not a deal breaker for you, head over to Sony’s official announcement post for the download link and instructions.