Just as the summer is coming to an end and the weather is cooling down, its great that the next few weeks and months will see new phone launches heating up the mobile world. Sony, who is a relatively small player in the android phone market, is the latest manufacturer to announce a new phone launch that will see the company launching the Xperia T on Vodafone very soon. In addition to Sony’s latest phone, the Sony Xperia T and Xperia J will also be joining Vodafone’s portfolio of phones in the next few months a move that was confirmed at Sony’s press event at IFA on the 29th August by Kaz Hirai.
Sony has developed the Xperia T to be their best ever smartphone with HD and the phone must be good as it’s rumoured to be James Bond’s phone in the latest Bond film, Skyfall.
A Vodafone reviewer made the following comments about the phone:
“We could see early on that the build quality of the Xperia T is great and there are some clear points of differentiation on show to complement the great camera and display that we’ve come to expect. The integration of Sony’s suite of entertainment services, for example, means you can access a host of rich content on the device – music, films, gaming, etc – and using NFC to enable one-touch sharing of content with other Sony devices is a really neat idea, well executed. People hold the Sony brand in high regard and it’s going to be really interesting to see the reaction to the new range when it launches.”
The Xperia T will be the flagship device; combining a large 4.6-inch 1280x720 screen offering HD Reality display, an excellent 13-megapixel camera, a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Krait processor, along with access to Sony’s suite of entertainment services including PlayStation certification and one touch NFC connectivity. If you love being part of Facebook and Twitter, you’ll love the design feature which means that the phone has an illuminated alert to let you know that you’ve either been sent a message or mentioned on one of the sites. The phone will be available to buy on either a pay as you go or a pay monthly tariff, but no price indications have been released as yet.
The Xperia Miro will also join the portfolio and is a phone that’s been designed for those that want to own a smaller and more lightweight phone but yet offers you full Facebook integration, ideal for keeping you up to date with everything that’s going on.
The Xperia J model will be lower priced and has been designed to satisfy looking for a budget phone whilst still offering a 4-inch screen and 5-megapixel camera and 1GHz core. Sony has also developed an Xperia V which has a 4.3-inch display, a 13-megapixel camera, 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm processor, is LTE-enabled as is water resistant and also comes with PlayStation certification. Sony has however confirmed that neither the Xperia V nor an Xperia TX model will be launched for the UK market.
All of the phones confirmed for launch will come with Android 4.0.4 and a Jelly Bean update has been scheduled for the Xperia T and V.
The Sony Xperia T will be launching at around the same time as the Apple iPhone 5, so it will be interesting to see how many Apple consumers could be tempted away from their latest release to try a new brand of phone. The Xperia T is set to be a great quality, innovative and stylish phone that promises great performance as well as the benefit of not being tied into iOS software and the restrictive iTunes software, both of which tend to be the root cause of consumers frustration with Apple, resulting in a steady shift of consumers switching to Android which on the whole offers you a more flexible operating system.
So if the Xperia T phone is good enough for Bond, yes James Bond it’s surely got to be a phone worth looking out for if you’re in the market for a new smartphone upgrade, but it may well be worth seeing what the iPhone 5 has to offer before making that all important purchase.