The Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo launch date was originally timed to coincide with the Xperia Arc and Xperia PLAY toward the end of March. However, a number of supply issues resulting from the tragic Japanese earthquake/tsunami meant that the Xperia Neo’s launch was put on hold. It did launch in a few selected markets including Hong Kong but remained largely anonymous to the rest of the world.
However, it now looks as if the Xperia Neo will be hitting European markets in the first week July, and this is what we can expect from Sony Ericsson’s latest flagship smartphone.
Under the bonnet, the Neo has Android’s latest incarnation, Gingerbread 2.3, and has an extra layering on top, in much the same vain as the HTC Sense. The operating system is highly-tuned and smooth as silk. It also allows the user to customize the layout Neo’s software, create folders and basically fiddle to your heart’s content.
Hardware wise, the Neo offers a 3.7inch screen pumping out a 480 x 854 pixel resolution which gives the picture quality added sizzle and crispness. Similarly there is an 8.1 mega-pixel camera with LED flash which comes equipped with image stabilization and face detection technology, so even the most artistically challenged photographer might be able to get some decent snaps.
Staying with the visuals theme, the Neo also allows users to watch videos you have captured on your handset through a TV via a connective mini-port, a handy little feature I think you’ll agree? The Neo can also double up as a TV remote, so any home-video footage that needs to sped up to negate extreme humiliation; can be done so with a flick of the handset.
Style-wise, the Neo has obviously evolved from the Vivaz and retains the spinal-inspired curvature on the back cover; this allows it to sit comfortably in the hand and gives it a smooth finish.
Sony’s Xperia range of smartphones are jostling position at the top of the tree, and are fast becoming the first port of call for mobile users looking to upgrade. With the imminent arrival and expected popularity of the Xperia Play, or the more buzzy sounding ‘PlayStation’ phone just around the corner, many people believe that Sony Ericson are now the company to try and out do.
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