Sony Mobile Communications is readying two new Xperia smartphones for an autumn launch, with one device targeted at social media fans and the other an entry-level device.
The Xperia miro is a Facebook-heavy phone, with the social networking site integrated through contacts, photos and the music player. The Android Ice Cream Sandwich phone comes preloaded with Sony's Music Unlimited, which gives access to millions of songs on the move. Other features include a 3.5-inch screen, five-megapixel camera, and a battery that lasts for more than 24 hours.
The Xperia tipo is a dual-Sim device, allowing customers to switch between tariffs with one touch. Sony Mobile is targeting the device at those wanting to step up from a feature phone. It also runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich, packs a 3.2-inch screen, 3.2-megapixel camera, and a battery providing more than 24 hours of use. Both devices come in a range of different colours.
Calum MacDougall, director of Xperia marketing at Sony Mobile Communications, said: 'Xperia miro and Xperia tipo are for consumers looking for entertainment experiences and functionality traditionally associated with high-end Android smartphones. Xperia miro is for those who want an integrated social media and a great music experience while Xperia tipo is for consumers who want to realise the benefits of a smartphone for the first time as they migrate from a feature phone.'
Editor: Graeme Neill