Sony announces the Xperia miro and Xperia tipo, launching globally in Q3

Ian Hardy

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.

Source: Sony
Via: Facebook

  • cody

    nothing to see here folks.

    • chipo@gmail.com

      Some points for the Canadian market:
      1-HTC ONE V – $175 with Google 4.
      2-Phones with ICS and better specs should cost more
      3-Phones with lowers specs should cost less.

      If the Sony Miro costs more than $149, the phone will flop. With 3.”5 screen you make a lot of SMS mistakes, 3.7″ is way better for typing/surfing.
      3″7 is the bottom for “Affordable devices” in Canada in mid 2012.
      Price it at $129 and it will sell in big numbers ($50 at that price range counts) price it at $150 and you run the risk of people adding $25 and get the HTC one V.

      -Of course you can alwys give it to TELUS we know that they will make it the new $399 phone LOL!!

  • Reggie Noble

    Meh

  • Sir

    How many “affordable devices” does Sony need to release before they catch on that there is only enough room for a certain number of cheap, crappy phones? If they want to carve out some real estate, they should put out a great, reliable phone. Something without buggy software and mediocre hardware.

  • TKG26

    I really dont get “affordable” phones. I suppose there is a market for people that buy them out right… But i would guess that the fast majority of BELL ROGERS and TELUS customers are taking these on 0$-50$ phone deals on 3 year contract. I ask these people why? Why would you not spend the 100$-150$ to get todays bleeding edge? It will last you the 3 years..

    Ask my wife how she felt about here motorola backlfip! What a POS… but hey it was free… she has long moved on…

    • haxor99

      Apparently Canada is one of the few places that still lock customers in for 3 years. These phones probably make more sense in Europian markets

    • TH8MA3

      Those phones are for customers that don’t want a data plan. They would be paying more than 400$ to get a high-end device.

  • TK C.

    there are bunch of affordable devices out there in the market nowaday… we don’t need another one

  • bulletwithbatwings

    I’m getting fed up of waiting for them to announce the North American equivalent to the Xperia GX. It’s the phone I want and I’m willing to wait, but they need to at least tell us it’s coming.

  • Cdn5abi

    Waoh! All the hype for these? Feel sorry for the ones that got caught up in the marketing scheme.

  • JT

    I’m tired of seeing “affordable” phones with 3.2mp cameras. I mean, we’re in 2012! It’s supposed to be a social phone. It costs nothing for them to make it at least a 5mp phone. Mid range devices should all have at least 7-8mp phones.

  • Rick

    Junk

  • flat

    so all this hype for these?, their not bad looking phone but with the social hype Sony was creating i was expecting something big, you could of just announce these without all the excitement i’m just saying.

  • kris

    what a big fail on sonys part. this whole campaign to hype people thinking it was gonna be the hyabusa aka gx or a new high end device instead they make people vote and share it only to announce budget phones only available in europe.

  • Bri

    I’m sure people will rather buy iPhone than one of these… cheap low end androids don’t sell.

  • Levi Larsgard

    Come on Sony…..bring us something amazing! Bring us a superphone!

  • Sub-Joker

    The bottom and upper bezel is bigger than the phone itself.

    • Sub-Joker

      I meant better than the screen itself…. my bad