Sony Mobile unveils Xperia miro and Xperia tipo

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Jun 132012
 

After seeing Facebook fans move up its announcement date by over a week, Sony Mobile today announced two new smartphones, the Xperia miro and Xperia tipo. In fact, it announced three as the Xperia tipo will also be available as a dual-SIM card variant known as the Xperia tipo dual. Both are lower end devices with the miro touted as a “slim and stylish smartphone available in a fun range of colours, and with a deep integration of Facebook’ and the tipo as a “simple and easy to use smartphone” for first time buyers.

Sony Xperia miroSony Xperia miro specifications:

  • Processor: 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7225A
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0
  • Cellular connectivity (ST23i): Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band UMTS/HSPA
  • Cellular connectivity (ST23a): Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band UMTS/HSPA
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, DLNA
  • Display: 3.5-inch HVGA
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Storage: 4GB onboard and microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 5MP with LED flash
  • Front-facing camera: VGA
  • Battery: 1,500mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 113 x 59.4 x 9.9 millimeters / 110 grams
  • Colours: Black, black/pink, white and white/gold
  • Other: xLOUD audio technology

Sony Xperia tipoSony Xperia tipo/tipo dual specifications:

  • Processor: 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225A
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0
  • Cellular connectivity (ST21i/ST21i2): Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and dual-band UMTS/HSPA
  • Cellular connectivity (ST21a/ST21a2): Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band UMTS/HSPA
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, DLNA
  • Display: 3.2-inch HVGA
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Storage: 2.9GB onboard and microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 3.2MP with VGA video capture
  • Front-facing camera: None
  • Battery: 1,500mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 103x 57×13 millimeters / 99 grams
  • Colours: Red, white, blue and black
  • Other: Dual-SIM on Xperia tipo dual

Both the Sony Xperia miro and Xperia tipo will be available globally in Q3. Pricing was not announced.

Read more: Sony Mobile

Sony ST21i to launch as Sony Xperia Tipo

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Jun 032012
 

The Sony Xperia ST21i (Tapioca) has been the topic of a number of rumours already. Its official name has now been revealed by Postel, the Indonesian Telecoms Regulatory body’s website. It will be known as the Sony Xperia Tipo.

Postel posting for Sony Xperia Tipo
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Past rumours have given us specifications and pictures for the Xperia Tipo, identifying it as an entry-level device powered by a 800MHz single-core processor and Google Android 4.0.

A second model, the Sony Xperia Tipo Dual, appears to be a dual-SIM variant. It was previously identified as the ST23i but Postel lists it as the ST21i2.

There is no word yet on availability and pricing.

Postel already revealed the names of the Sony Xperia P and Xperia U earlier this year.

Read more: Postel (Source: Xperia Blog)

Sony ST21i ‘Tapioca’, ST23i ‘Tapioca DS’ and WT23i Walkman spotted on benchmarks

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May 022012
 

Three more upcoming Sony devices have been spotted courtesy of benchmark websites. The Sony ST21i Tapioca showed up on the NenaMark 2 benchmark results; the Sony ST23i Tapioca DS surfaced on the GL Benchmark website; and, the Sony WT23i Walkman courtesy of the AnTuTu benchmark app. Both Tapioca devices were first spotted on a leaked Sony 2012 product roadmap.

All three share similar specifications. All three show an 800MHz processor and a HVGA (320×480) display. The Tapiocas are both running Android 4.0 but the WT23i Walkman was still running Android 2.3.4. Maybe it will run Android 4.0 by the time it is released. Xperia Blog suggests that the Tapioca DS could be a dual-SIM variant of the Tapioca.

Sony ST21i NenaMark2 benchmark results

There is no word yet on availability and it is likely that North America will not see these three entry level devices.

Read more: Sony ST21i Tapioca (NenaMark2), Sony ST23i Tapioca DS (GL Benchmark) and Sony WT23i Walkman (Blog of Mobile) (Source: Xperia Blog)

Entry-level Sony Xperia ‘Tapioca’ (ST21i) revealed

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Apr 272012
 

Pictures of the upcoming Sony Xperia ‘Tapioca’ (model: ST21i) have surfaced online. Its design shares more in common with the Xperia sola than with the Xperia S. It’s not clear if it will also sport the same floating touch technology as the Xperia sola.

Rumoured Sony Xperia ST21i Tapioca

Rumoured Sony Xperia ST21i Tapioca

The specifications that accompany the pictures meet earlier ones except for a bump to Android 4.0:

  • Processor: 800MHz single-core Qualcomm MSM7227
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0
  • Cellular connectivity: WCDMA
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Display: 3.2-inch HVGA (320×480)
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 512MB ROM
  • Storage: 4GB onboard
  • Rear-facing camera: 3.2MP
  • Battery: 1,460mAh

There is still no word on pricing and availability.

Read more: Xperia Blog

Sony ST21i ‘Tapioca’ specifications and LT22i ‘Nypon’ photos

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Jan 272012
 

A Sony smartphone roadmap leaked this week revealed at least a portion of the devices the manufacturer would bring to market in 2012. Among those was the already leaked Sony ST25i ‘Kumquat.’ Now details have emerged about the Sony ST21i ‘Tapioca’ and Sony LT22i ‘Nypon.’

The Sony Tapioca will be an entry-level smartphone with the following specifications:

  • Processor: 800MHz single-core
  • Operating system: Google Android 2.3.7
  • Cellular connectivity: WCDMA
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • Display: 3.2-inch HVGA (320×480)
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 512MB ROM
  • Storage: 4GB onboard
  • Rear-facing camera: 3.2MP

There are few details about the Sony LT22i Nypon but it should come with a bright 1000-nit display which should make it easier to read on sunny days. Based on price, it looks set to be a mid-tier device.

Rumoured Sony LT22i Nypon

There is no word on whether either of these will make their way to North America.

Read more: PocketDroid