June 13, 2012 6:43am
Sony took to Facebook and let the people decide when the next Xperia phone would be announced. Almost 26,000 fans participated and the result is a couple new Androids that are tipped as being “fun, social and colourful.” What’s been unveiled is the Xperia miro and Xperia tipo and they will “will launch globally in calendar Q3 2012,” but no word specifically on Canada.
The Xperia miro has “deep Facebook integration” as users will be notified when new incoming messages and updates arrive “with colourful illuminations” via the notification bar. Specs of the miro are entry-level as it has a 800MHz processor, 3.5-inch display (320×480), 5MP camera, a front-facing camera, 1,500mAh battery and runs OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It’ll be available in black, black/pink, white and white/gold.
The Xperia tipo is the “affordable and easy to use smartphone” that I can’t see coming to Canada. The tipo has runs Ice Cream Sandwich, has a 3.2-inch display, 3.2MP camera, comes in either a single or dual-SIM version and has a 1500 maH battery. This will come in red, white, blue and black.
No word on price points.