• Introduces ‘Floating Touch’ Navigation for Magic Web Browsing without Touching the Screen
  • Easily Accessible Apps and Launch Actions with NFC and Xperia SmartTags
  • Features Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine
  • Fast Capture Camera Boosted by a Powerful Dual-Core Processor

Dubai–UAE: 17 March, 2012 – Sony Mobile Communications today announced the launch of Xperia sola, the latest addition to its portfolio of Android™ powered Xperia smartphones. Complete with Sony technology, premium entertainment and innovative ‘floating touch’ navigation, the NFC-enabled Xperia sola comes equipped with Xperia SmartTags, allowing consumers to change their smartphone settings and applications in an instant.

Xperia sola will be available to consumers globally in black, white and red during the second quarter of 2012.

A floating touch of magic
Making its smartphone debut exclusively on Xperia sola, Sony’s unique ‘floating touch’ lets consumers navigate the web simply by hovering their finger above the screen. Once the desired link is found, it can be highlighted and gently tapped to upload the page. ‘Floating touch’ will evolve with new user functionality and applications through software updates and engagement with developers.

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 the latest technology to show off. The Xperia SmartTag, an out-of-the-box functionality, offers access to the latest content through the Sony Entertainment Network. The innovative feature-rich Xperia sola is perfect for consumers looking for ease of use and the best in entertainment from a smartphone.”

Simplify the everyday experience with SmartTags
Xperia sola is NFC enabled and comes with two NFC Xperia SmartTags in the box to simplify consumers’ everyday smartphone experiences. Touching an NFC Android smartphone on a SmartTag allows a pre-configured profile to be launched. The two SmartTags included with Xperia sola can be personalized with up to 10 commands. Once out of the box, one SmartTag is ready for the living room to turn on Wi-Fi™ and launch Google™ news and weather apps, while the other for the bedroom to turn on the alarm and switch to silent mode. Xperia sola supports NFC pairing, offering greater connectivity with other NFC smartphones, applications and services through tapping the devices together.

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 additionally 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.

Sony Xperia sola

Key features on Xperia sola:

  • ‘Floating touch’ navigation for an easy web browsing experience
  • NFC enabled and Xperia SmartTags available in the box 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, with upgrade to Android 4.0 during summer 2012

Xperia sola specifications

Colours: Black, White, Red

– 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)

– 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

– 3D surround sound
– Album art
– Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
– Clear bass
– Clear stereo
– Music Player
– PlayNow™ service
– SensMe™
– TrackID™ music recognition
– xLoud™ Experience

– Google Play™
– Bookmarks
– Floating touch™
– Google™ search
– Google Voice™ Search
– Google Maps™ for Mobile with
– Street view and Latitude™
– NeoReader™ barcode scanner
– Pan and zoom
– Web browser (WebKit™)

– Two speakerphones
– Call list
– Conference calls
– Facebook™ application
– Facebook inside Xperia™
– Google Talk™ application
– Noise suppression
– Twitter™ (with Timescape™ integration)
– Xperia™ Timescape™

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

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

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

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

– 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
– 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

– 3.7” Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
– 854 x 480 pixels
– 16,000,000 colour TFT
– Scratch-resistant glass

– 8 GB internal storage (up to 5 GB user-accessible memory)
– microSD™ memory card slot (supporting up to 32GB)

– Quad EDGE/GSM/GPRS 850, 900, 1800
– W-CDMA Band I, II, V and VIII

Battery life:
– GSM Talk time: Up to 6 hrs / Standby time: Up to 470 hrs
– UMTS Talk time: Up to 5 hrs / Standby time: 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

In the kit:
Xperia™ sola, embedded battery, two SmartTags, stereo headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation.

Xperia sola from Sony – Smartphone with a Sense of Magic

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