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Sony Ericsson Announces Xperia Neo V: Specs and Features

Sony Ericsson has announced a new phone which would be known as Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V. Sony Ericsson, yesterday, announced this phone and also announced that it has rolled out Android updates for the 2011 Xperia lineup. Now all the 2011 Xperia phones will have the opportunity of updating their Android operating system to version 2.3.4(Gingerbread).

This has made the Xperia users very happy who were waiting for the update announcement from quite a while. The announcement of a phone would just increase the excitement and take it to a better height. Sony Xperia neo V has many similar specs and features to its predecessor Xperia neo but definitely some improved and added features make this one better. Read on for the specs.

  • It comes with a LCD capacitive touch screen.
  • The size of the display screen is 3.7 inches with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.
  • GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v2.1 and USB v2.0 are available in the “Connectivity” section.
  • It comes with a 5 megapixels rear camera with touch focus, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, 3D sweep panorama, autofocus and LED flash. Video recording is available in [email protected] frames per second. Secondary VGA camera is available as well.
  • It would have 320 MB internal memory which could be expanded to 32 GB using a microSD card. Plus, you would get 2 GB card free.
  • It runs on Android 2.3.4(Gingerbread).
  • It has a 1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon.
  • It has a 1500 mAh standard battery.
    Standby – Up to 430 hours (2G) / Up to 400 hours (3G)
    Talk time – Up to 6 hours 55 min (2G) / Up to 7 hours (3G)
    Music play – Up to 31 hours
  • It has a scratch-resistant surface which leads to more awesomeness.
  • This phone is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • The price hasn’t been revealed yet but would be revealed by the end of September.

So, this phone looks quite promising and I am looking forward to its release. The list of countries where this phone would be released in the beginning times of its launch aren’t revealed right now but soon, all will be revealed and answered.

Share your views and opinions in the comments.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Finally Get’s Android Gingerbread

It’s been a really really, swearing filled, long time since the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 got an official updates. However, it’s now time to celebrate, as Sony has now officially began updating the X10’s firmware. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 can now be upgraded with the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread firmware, officially by using the PC Suite.

Yes, it’s true. I’m pretty sure most of you X10 owners may already have given up on expecting a new update, but we did mention that there will be one. This update is official, hence everything will work on your device, unlike those Custom ROM’s that tend to give you one or more problems. In case you have done that, then it’s obvious that your device is rooted. If you have a rooted X10, it’s probably best that you don’t upgrade to the latest firmware as you’ll lose all Superuser access. We are not sure if this official update is root friendly.

To update to Gingerbread, you’ll need to have Sony Ericsson PC Suite installed on your PC. Once it’s installed, or if you already have it, then you’ll be notified of this update when you connect your device. It’s just clicking of the next buttons after this and you’ll have your dear Xperia X10 running Android 2.3.3 in all it’s glory. Maybe not all, since they have their own UI and other things. There’s not much new with this update, except some Facebook Integration, Wi-Fi Hotspot, New Music Player, App tray sorting and few others.

You can read more about the update from Sony Ericssons official page here.

Do you own an Xperia X10? Have been stuck with Android 2.1 Eclair? It’s time you gave your X10 a much needed update.

Sony Ericsson Launches Xperia Ray, Xperia Active & txt

Sony Ericsson is yet again back in action, with the launch of three new phones. The company announced the new handsets, Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray, Xperia Active and Txt at the Communic Asia 2011 event held at Singapore today.

The Xperia Ray runs on the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and features a 1GHz processor 3.3 inch display which comes the BRAVIA engine, 8 Megapixel camera with Exmor R backlit sensor . The Xperia Active is meant for the adventurous people, which is a dust proof, water resistant (under 1m of water for 30 mins), scratch resistant phone with an on-screen heart and pulse rate realtime monitor (enabled by ANT+ wireless networking technology).  Sony Ericsson txt is a  QWERTY candy-bar handset, which comes with a 2.6 inch display, and is targeted mainly for the younger generation.

Check out the complete specs of the three phones after the break.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray Specifications

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
  • 3.3 inch TFT Capacitive Multi-touch Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • Scratch-resistant mineral glass
  • 1GHz Processor
  • 111 x 53 x 9.4mm
  • Weight: 100 grams
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100
  • 300MB Internal memory
  • 4GB microSD Memory card (Included)
  • MicroSD card slot (expandable upto 32 GB)
  • 8.1MP Camera Exmor R CMOS sensor with Flash, AF, Image Stabiliser
  • HD 720p video recording
  • Front facing VGA Camera
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth with A2DP
  • GPS
  • microUSB
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • TrackID music recognition
  • PlayNow
  • SensMe
  • Battery:1500mAh
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 6 hrs 50 min
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 430 hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 7 hrs
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 440 hrs
  • Colors: Black, Gold, White and Pink

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active Specifications

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
  • 3 inch TFT Capacitive Multi-touch Wet finger tracking Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • Scratch-resistant mineral glass
  • 1GHz Processor
  • 55 x 92 x 16.5mm
  • Weight: 100.8 grams
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100
  • 320MB Internal memory
  • 2GB microSD Memory card (Included)
  • MicroSD card slot (expandable upto 32 GB)
  • 5MP Camera Exmor R CMOS sensor with Flash, AF, Image Stabiliser
  • HD 720p video recording
  • Face recognition
  • Red eye reduction
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth with A2DP
  • GPS
  • microUSB
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Dust and water resistant
  • TrackID™ music recognition
  • PlayNow™ service
  • SensMe™
  • Barometer
  • Compass
  • Battery:1200mAh
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 4 hrs 53 min
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 351 hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs 31 min
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 335 hrs
  • Colors: Orange band with black back cover – white extra cover in the kit, White band with black back cover – white extra cover in the kit

Sony Ericsson txt Specifications

  • 2.6 inch TFT screen
  • Scratch-resistant
  • QWERTY Keyboard
  • 106 × 60 × 14.5 mm
  • Weight: 95 grams
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 100MB Internal memory
  • MicroSD card slot (expandable upto 32 GB)
  • 3.2MP Camera with Video recording
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth with A2DP
  • MicroUSB
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Radio (FM radio with RDS)
  • MediaGo
  • TrackID
  • PlayNow
  • Battery:1000mAh
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 3 hrs 12 min
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 416 hrs
  • Colors: Black, Blue, White and Pink

The three Sony Ericsson phones will be available globally in selected markets in the third quarter of 2011.

So what do you think of the new phones? Which one are you planning to buy?

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and Arc Officially Launched in India[Pricing]

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is a very unique phone, mainly because of the gaming keypad that slides out instead of QWERTY keyboard and so is the Xperia Arc. Both these phones are the newcomers to the Xperia line-up and are much awaited for their latest features and sleek designs. The Xperia Arc is known for it’s slim design and the beautiful Reality Display that threatens to take down Apple’s Retina display. Xperia Play brings to your palm, the power of a portable playstation and hence is dubbed the Playstation phone. Indian customers and loyal Sony Ericsson fans waiting for these two devices have some good news, as Sony Ericsson has officially launched both the phones in India.

 

The Xperia Play and the Xperia Arc are both packed with very good hardware and come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Play also comes pre-installed with the PlayStation Suite for enjoying PSP, PS3 and PS games on the mini-handled device. There are about 60 game title to choose from at the moment, all of which have been optimized for it’s gamepad. The Xperia Arc’s main attraction is it’s Reality Display and the EXMOR R sensor which provides backlight when taking photos in dark/low-light conditions. At a Press Event in Delhi earlier today, Sony Ericsson launched both these devices in India and provided the pricing. The prices are very high at the moment, but could decrease in the coming months.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc will be sold in India for a price tag of Rs. 32,000 and the Xperia Play will be sold for Rs. 35,000. You can also pre-order one at Flipkart(1,2) or Infibeam for and save a lot as the prices are a lot cheaper online. Both the phones will be available for purchase at all leading Sony Ericsson outlets and mobile stores in India.

[ via Fone Arena ]

Android 2.3 Gingerbread Smartphone – Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro [Features & Specs]

Xperia is one of the most revolutionizing series of Sony Ericsson, Previously we had written few articles about Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and few others. This time I am talking about a new handset which is also known to as the first phone with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro

Sony Ericsson Pro will be first handset to be running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, and it is featured with Slide-out QWERTY Keyboard. Xperia Pro is having a Touchscreen of 3.7-Inches and the processing of the phone is accelerated by 1 GHz Snapdragon Processor. Sony Ericsson is well known for its camera features and Xperia Pro is integrated with 8 MP Exmor R Camera Sensor with LED Flash. This amazing phone support HD Video Recording.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro
Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro

Specifications & Features of Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro

  • 3.7-Inches Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
  • Full QWERTY Keyboard
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor
  • 3D Graphics Hardware Accelerator
  • 8 MP Camera with LED Flash & CMOS Image Sensor Technology
  • HD Video Recording @ 720p
  • Secondary Camera of 0.3 MP’
  • Bluetooth & Wi-Fi Functionality
  • Internal Memory: 320 MB
  • MicroSD/SDHC Card Support upto 32 GB
  • GPS & A-GPS Support
  • HSDPA @ 10.2 Mbps & HSUPA @ 2 Mbps

Price Details of Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro is not revealed yet. So are you ready for Android 2.3 Experience?

Do share your views with us.

Sony Ericsson Playstation Phone: Xperia Play

The Sony Ericsson’s Playstation phone has been around the internet from quite a while now, a phone that was going to have a slide out gaming keypad instead of a regular QWERTY keyboard.

And yes it’s true, the Playstation dubbed phone from Sony Ericsson will be officially known as the Xperia Play and now there are pictures and videos to prove that it’s official. This will be one of those unique Sony Ericsson phones, which obviously won’t sell as much as a normal smartphone but will be a rare one that people will want to know more about.

So what’s special about this new Xperia, well first of all it’s huge, although it has the same screen size as the Xperia X10, but has some unique features that makes it a gaming device as well. A challenge for the the Nintendo then? Let’s see what the specifications tell ;

  • A 4 inch Capacitive Display with a native resolution of 854 x 480 pixels
  • A 1 GHz Qualcomm processor with the Adreno 205 Image processor for awesome gaming.
  • Will be running the Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with Android Market and Playstation Pocket App
  • Internal memory of 315MB with a MicroSD expansion slot, expandable up to 32GB.
  • 5 megapixel camera, no HD recording but HD playback is available
  • A slide out Game Keypad that resembles the Playstation Controller.

The Playstation Pocket App will connect you to the Playstation website from where you’ll be able to download games on to the Xperia Play and enjoy playstation like graphics on the go, you can also make a call or text someone in between. The Pocket App is not yet live as the phone hasn’t officially been launched yet. We’ll keep you informed on the launch date and the pricing etc. Till then enjoy the video review below by ePrice.

The phone will be mostly revealed at the Mobile World Congress next month that’s taking place at Barcelona.