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New Xperia Smartphone Series With Sony's Best HD Experiences Deliver Next Step in Connected Entertainment

BERLIN, August 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Xperia T and Xperia V combine Sony's best HD experiences,   easy connectivity with 'One-touch' sharing enabled by NFC and award-winning arc design
  • Sony's media applications introduce a consistent user experience across Sony devices including the new Xperia Tablet S
  • Xperia J makes stylish smartphone design affordable with a standout screen size

Sony Mobile Communications ("Sony Mobile") today announced a new range of Xperia™ smartphones, along with the first Xperia Tablet from Sony Corporation at the consumer electronics show IFA. Featuring in the upcoming James Bond cinema release Skyfall, Xperia T (also coming in a variant known as Xperia TX for some specific markets) is the new global flagship model, providing Sony's best HD smartphone screen, camera and easy 'One-touch' functions enabled by NFC (Near Field Communications). Xperia V shares many of the same great features with Xperia T, but is also LTE enabled for superfast network performance and comes with the highest level of water resistance in smartphone. Xperia J has eye-catching design with a stand-out screen size for consumers looking to combine great style with affordability. Xperia Tablet S brings Xperia to the world of tablet for the first time. Xperia T will launch globally over the next few weeks. Xperia V and Xperia J will launch globally in calendar Q4 2012.

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"This year's IFA marks an important milestone for Sony and Sony Mobile Communications. Xperia smartphones are at the heart of Sony's mobile strategy of delivering a consistent user experience across devices, enabling consumers to easily and quickly access the world of entertainment that Sony delivers," commented Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications.

Xperia smartphones: best of Sony's technology and design

Xperia T and Xperia V combine Sony's best screen, camera and connectivity to provide consumers with the best HD experience with which to enjoy content on any screen, any time. Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia J build on the same design language first introduced by the award-winning* Xperia arc and Xperia arc S - combining a slim form factor with an emphasis on the display for excellent viewing.

More entertainment with Sony's media applications and Music Unlimited

Sony's media applications ("WALKMAN®", Album and Movies) combine the best of Sony's technologies and connect consumers to a variety of entertainment services. They form an integral part of the UI on Xperia smartphones, tablets and VAIO PCs to deliver a consistent and superior entertainment experience.

  • Through the "WALKMAN" application, consumers can easily enjoy Sony's recommended sound in ultimate clarity and presence across the entire spectrum of sound by just activating Sony's ClearAudio+ mode***. A wide variety of music can be accessed from this application, including consumer's music stored in their PCs, a list of songs "liked" by a consumer's Facebook friends and millions of songs through Music Unlimited.
  • The Album application combines an intuitive user interface that enables consumers to view, sort, and share pictures with an ability to consolidate photos posted on social media such as Facebook.
  • Consumers can enjoy video content in high picture and sound quality through the Movies application. It also provides movies synopsis from the rich database of Gracenote.

Furthermore, with Album and Movies applications, consumers can remotely enjoy their photos and movie content stored in their home digital media servers.

Xperia smartphones shipping from September until the end of the year will come with a free 60 day trial of Sony Entertainment Network's[**] cloud-based digital streaming music service Music Unlimited giving consumers the opportunity to subscribe directly from their Xperia and enjoy access to millions and millions of tracks.

'One-touch' functions for content sharing

Sony is putting NFC at the heart of content sharing through its 'One-touch' function, taking NFC beyond the traditional uses such as eticketing and payments. Now, consumers can easily and instantaneously enjoy their music and photos across an array of NFC enabled Sony devices, by simply touching one to another to establish a wireless connection without a cumbersome pairing process. For example, Xperia T and Xperia V users can stream music wirelessly with 'One-touch' to the new Sony SRS-BTV5 NFC enabled speaker, also announced today at IFA.

Product Details

Xperia T key features:

  • 4.6" HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA® Engine for razor sharp clarity
  • 13MP fast capture camera that goes from sleep mode to snap in just over a second
  • Full 1080p HD video recording capabilities and a 720p HD front camera for the highest quality content
  • Easy connectivity with 'One-touch' function enabled by NFC
  • PlayStation™ Certified
  • Latest generation 1.5GHz dual core processor for improved battery life, fast performance and ultra sharp graphics
  • Android version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Will be upgraded to Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) following launch. Detailed timing to follow
  • MHL connectivity for viewing content on a big screen without the need for a charger
  • Use Xperia TV Dock with MHL to HDMI converter and charging connector to enjoy photos and videos on an HDMI enabled TV
  • In some markets Xperia T will be known as Xperia TX
  • Available in Black, Silver and White colours

Xperia V key features:

  • 4.3" HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for razor sharp clarity
  • 13 MP fast capture camera with full HD video recording.
  • Latest generation 1.5GHz dual core processor for improved battery life, fast performance and ultra sharp graphics
  • LTE for the fastest data download speeds (in markets where technology is available)
  • Easy connectivity with One-touch 'One-touch' enabled by NFC
  • Clear audio+ for the highest level of sound quality
  • PlayStation™ Certified
  • Android version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Will be upgraded to Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) following launch. Detailed timing to follow
  • Highest levels of dust and water resistance in a smartphone (IP55/57[+]) ensure protection from the effects of immersion up to 1m for 30 minutes
  • MHL connectivity for viewing content on a big screen without the need for a charger
  • Available in Black, Pink and White colours

Xperia J key features:

  • 9.2mm slim stylish design
  • Large 4.0" FWVGA Display
  • Social media updates with illumination
  • 5MP AF camera
  • Front chat camera
  • Available in Black, Gold, White and Pink colours

Xperia Tablet S key features:

  • Slim new aluminium body and splash-proof design
  • 9.4" HD display with OptiContrast™ Panel with low-friction coating
  • NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor and Android 4.0.3 operating system
  • Various experiences with original applications and Sony's network services
  • Optimized accessories (sold separately) to enhance experiences in every scene

For more information, images and videos please visit:

* Xperia arc S and Xperia arc are winners of the EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) award for European Camera Phone 2011-2012. Xperia arc is also the winner of the prestigious red dot Product Design Award 2011

**Sony Entertainment Network services are subject to availability by region, please see  for more details.

*** Clear Audio+ mode is introduced on Xperia V.

+IP55/57 Rating = Protected against dust-limited to ingress (no harmful deposits) and the effects of immersion between 15 cm and 1 m for 30 minutes

          All services mentioned may not be available in every market.

                  Xperia T           Xperia V            Xperia J
    Colours                                              Black
                                     Black               Gold
                                     Pink                Pink
                                     White               White
    Facts         Size: 129.4 x 67.3
                  x 9.35 mm          Size: 129 x 65 x
                                     10.7 mm             Size: 124.3 x 61.2 x
                  Weight: 139 grams                      9.2 mm
                                     Weight: 120 grams
                  Operating system:                      Weight: 124 grams
                  Google(TM) Android Operating system:
                  4.0 (Ice Cream     Google(TM) Android  Operating system:
                  Sandwich)          4.0 (Ice Cream      Google(TM) Android
                                     Sandwich)           4.0 (Ice Cream
                  Processor: 1.5 GHz                     Sandwich)
                  Qualcomm Krait     Processor: 1.5 GHz
                  MSM8260-A Dual     Qualcomm MSM8960    Processor: 1 GHz
                  Core               Dual Core           Qualcomm MSM7227A

    Camera                           3D Sweep Panorama
                  13 megapixel
                  camera             13 megapixel camera
                  16x digital zoom   16x digital zoom
                  Auto focus         Auto focus
                  Face detection     Face detection
                  Flash / Photo      Flash/Photo light
                                     Flash/Photo flash
                  Flash / Photo
                  flash              Front-facing camera
                  camera (720p)      Geotagging
                  Geotagging         HD video recording
                  HD video recording                     5 megapixel camera
                  (1080p)            Image stabiliser
                                                         4x digital zoom
                  Image stabiliser   Red-eye reduction
                                                         Auto focus
                  Red-eye reduction  Self-timer
                                                         Flash/Photo flash
                  Self-timer         Send to web
                                                         Front-facing camera
                  Scene recognition  Smile detection     (VGA)
                  Send to web        Sony Exmor R(TM)    Geotagging
                                     for mobile image
                  Sony Exmor R(TM)   sensor              Image stabilizer
                  for mobile image
                  sensor             HDR                 Self-timer
                  Touch capture      Superior Auto       Send to web
                  Touch focus        Sweep Multi Angle   Touch capture
                  Video light        Touch focus         Touch focus
                  Video recording    Video light         Video light
                  Video stabiliser   Video recording     Video recording

    Music                            Album art
                  3D surround sound
                  Album art          stereo (A2DP)       Album art
                  Bluetooth(TM)      Clear Audio+        Bluetooth(TM) stereo
                  stereo (A2DP)                          (A2DP)
                                     Clear bass
                  Clear bass                             Clear Bass
                                     Clear stereo
                  Clear stereo                           Clear Stereo
                                     Manual equalizer
                  "WALKMAN"                              Manual equalizer
                  application        Music Player
                                                         PlayNow(TM) service
                  PlayNow(TM)        TrackID(TM) music
                  service            recognition         TrackID(TM) music
                  TrackID(TM) music  "WALKMAN"
                  recognition        application         "WALKMAN"
                  xLoud(TM)          xLoud(TM)
                  Experience         Experience          xLoud(TM) Experience

    Internet      Google Play(TM)    Bookmarks
                  Bookmarks          Google Play(TM)
                                                         Google Play(TM)
                  Google(TM) search  Google(TM) search
                                                         Google(TM) search
                  Google Voice(TM)   Google Voice(TM)
                  Search             Search              Google Voice(TM)
                  Google Maps(TM)    Google Maps(TM) for
                  for Mobile with    Mobile with         Google Maps(TM) for
                  Street view and    Navigation, Places  Mobile with
                  Latitude(TM)       and Latitude (TM)
                                                         Street view and
                  NeoReader(TM)      NeoReader(TM)       Latitude(TM)
                  barcode scanner    barcode scanner
                  Pan & zoom         Pan & zoom          barcode scanner
                  Web browser        Web browser         Web browser
                  (WebKit(TM))       (WebKit(TM))        (WebKit(TM))

    Communication                                        Call list
                                                         Conference calls
                  Call list
                                                         Friends application
                  application        Call list           Google Talk(TM)
                  Xperia(TM) with    Facebook(TM)
                  Facebook           application         Google Talk(TM)
                                                         video chat
                  Google Talk(TM)    Google Talk(TM)
                  application        application         Multiple IM
                  Noise suppression  Noise suppression   Speakerphone
                  Xperia(TM)         Xperia(TM)          Twitter(TM)
                  Timescape(TM)      Timescape(TM)       (Timescape(TM)
                  Speakerphone       Xperia(TM) with
                                     Facebook(TM)        Video chat ready
                  application        Speakerphone        Xperia(TM)
                  Twitter(TM) (with  Twitter(TM)
                  Timescape(TM)      (Timescape(TM)      Xperia(TM) with
                  integration)       integration)        Facebook(TM)


    Messaging     Conversations      Conversations       Conversations
                  Email              Email               Email
                  Gmail(TM)          Google Mail(TM)     Google mail(TM)
                  Instant Messaging  Messaging           Handwriting
                  Multimedia         Multimedia
                  messaging (MMS)    messaging (MMS)     Instant messaging
                  Predictive text    Predictive text     Multimedia messaging
                  input              input               (MMS)
                  Sound recorder     Sound recorder      Predictive text
                  Text messaging     Text messaging
                  (SMS)              (SMS)               Text messaging (SMS)

    Design                           Auto rotation
                  Auto rotation
                                     Gesture input
                  Gesture input
                  On-screen QWERTY
                  keyboard           HD Reality Display
                                     with Sony
                  Picture wallpaper                      Auto rotation
                                     Mobile BRAVIA(R)
                  Reality Display    Engine 2            Gesture input
                  with Mobile
                                     On-screen QWERTY    On-screen 12-key
                  BRAVIA(R) Engine   keyboard            keyboard
                  Screenshot         Dustproof (IP5X)    On-screen QWERTY
                  capturing          and Water resistant keyboard
                  Touch screen                           Picture wallpaper
                  Live Wallpaper     capturing           Touch screen
                  Voice input        Wallpaper           Wallpaper animation

    Entertainment                    3D Album
                                     3D games
                                     Media browser
                  Accelerated Adobe
                  Flash Video        Motion gaming
                                                         3D games
                  Motion gaming      PlayStation(R)
                                     Certified           Media browser
                  Radio (FM radio
                  with RDS)          Radio (FM radio     Motion gaming
                                     with RDS)
                  Sony Entertainment                     Radio (FM radio with
                  Network            Sony Entertainment  RDS)
                  Xperia(TM)                             Sony Entertainment
                  Mediascape         TV launcher         Network
                  Video streaming    Video streaming     Video streaming
                  YouTube(TM)        YouTube(TM)         YouTube(TM)



    Organiser     Airplane mode
                  Alarm clock        Airplane mode
                  Calculator         Alarm clock
                                                         Airplane mode
                  Calendar           Calculator
                                                         Alarm clock
                  Contacts           Calendar
                  Document editors   Contacts
                  Document readers   Document readers
                  eCompass(TM)       eCompass(TM)
                                                         Document readers
                  Infinite button    Infinite button
                  Smart Connect      Notes
                  Notes              OfficeSuite
                                                         Infinite button
                  Setup guide        Setup guide
                  Stopwatch          Stopwatch
                  Tasks              Tasks
                                                         Setup Wizard
                  Timer              Timer

    Connectivity                     3.5 mm audio jack
                  3.5 mm audio jack  aGPS
                                     Bluetooth(TM)       3.5 mm audio jack
                  aGPS               wireless technology (CTIA)
                  Bluetooth(TM)      DLNA Certified(R)   aGPS
                  technology         GLONASS             Bluetooth(TM)
                                                         wireless technology
                  DLNA Certified(R)  Media Go(TM)
                                                         DLNA Certified(R)
                  MHL support        Media Transfer
                                     Protocol support    Media Transfer
                  MediaGo(TM)                            Protocol support
                  Media Transfer                         Micro USB support
                  Protocol support   Micro USB support
                                                         Native USB tethering
                  Micro USB support  Native USB
                                     tethering           Media Go(TM)
                  Native USB
                  tethering          NFC                 PC Companion
                  NFC                PC Companion        Synchronisation via
                  PC Companion       Synchronisation via
                                     Facebook(TM)        Synchronisation via
                  Synchronisation                        SyncML(TM)
                  via SyncML(TM)     Synchronisation via
                                     SyncML(TM)          Synchronisation via
                  Synchronisation                        Google(TM)
                  with computer      Synchronisation via
                                     Google(TM)          Synchronisation with
                  Synchronisation                        computer
                  via Microsoft(R)   Synchronisation
                  Exchange           with computer       Synchronisation via
                  ActiveSync(R)                          Microsoft(R)
                                     Synchronisation via Exchange
                  USB High speed 2.0 Microsoft(R)        ActiveSync(R)
                  support            Exchange
                                     ActiveSync(R)       USB High speed 2.0
                  USB mass storage                       support
                                     USB High speed 2.0
                  USB support        support             USB mass storage
                  Wi-Fi(R)           Wi-Fi(R)            Wi-Fi(R)
                  Wi-Fi(R) Hotspot   Wi-Fi(R) Hotspot    Wi-Fi(R) Hotspot
                  functionality      functionality       functionality

    Display                          4.3" 720p HD
                  4.55" 720p HD      Reality Display
                  Reality Display    with Mobile
                  with Mobile        BRAVIA(R) Engine2
                  BRAVIA(R) Engine
                                     1280 x 720 pixels   4.0"
                  1280 x 720 pixels
                                     16,777,216 colour   480 x 854 pixels
                  16,777,216 colour  TFT
                  TFT                                    16,777,216 colour
                                     Shatter proof sheet TFT
                  Shatter proof      on
                  sheet on           scratch-resistant   Scratch-resistant
                  scratch-resistant  glass               glass

    Memory        Flash memory: Up   Flash memory: Up to Flash memory: Up to
                  to 16 GB*          8 GB*               4 GB*
                  Memory card        Memory card         Memory card support:
                  support:           support:            microSD(TM), up to
                  microSD(TM), up to microSD(TM), up to  32GB
                  32GB               32GB
                                                         * Memory comprises
                  * Memory comprises * Memory comprises  650 MB of firmware
                  approximate 2.5 GB 1.2 GB of firmware, (using 1.3 GB
                  of firmware, 2 GB  2 GB of "Phone      physical memory to
                  of "Phone memory"  memory" for         secure against
                  for downloaded     downloaded          memory errors), 766
                  applications and   applications, and   MB of "Phone memory"
                  10.8 GB of         about 3.7 GB of     for downloaded
                  "Internal storage" "Internal storage"  applications, and
                  for music,         for music, pictures around 2 GB of
                  pictures, movies   and movies, and     "Internal storage"
                  and some           some application    for music, pictures
                  application data.  data.               and movies, and some
                                                         application data.

    Networks                                             UMTS HSPA 900 (Band
                                                         VIII), 2100 (Band I)
                  UMTS HSPA+ 850     UMTS HSPA+ 850      GSM GPRS/EDGE 850,
                  (Band V), 900      (Band V), 900 (Band 900, 1800, 1900
                  (Band VIII), 1700  VIII), 2100 (Band
                  (Band IV), 1900    I) GSM EDGE 850,    UMTS HSPA 850 (Band
                  (Band II), 2100    900, 1800, 1900     V), 1900 (Band II),
                  (Band I)                               2100 (Band I)
                                     LTE Band I, Band
                  GSM EDGE 850, 900, III, Band V, Band   GSM GPRS/EDGE 850,
                  1800, 1900         VII                 900, 1800, 1900



    Battery life                     Talk time (GSM): Up
                  Talk time          to 7 hours**
                  GSM/GPRS: Up to 7
                  hrs**              Standby time (GSM):
                                     Up to 300 hours**   Talk time GSM/GPRS:
                  Standby time                           Up to 5 hrs 36 min**
                  GSM/GPRS: Up to    Talk time (UMTS):
                  450 hrs**          Up to 7 hours**     Standby time
                                                         GSM/GPRS: Up to 607
                  Talk time UMTS: Up Standby time        hrs**
                  to 7 hrs**         (UMTS): Up to 400
                                     hours**             Talk time UMTS: Up
                  Standby time UMTS:                     to 7 hrs 18 min**
                  Up to 410 hrs**    Standby time (LTE):
                                     Up to 270 hours**   Standby time UMTS:
                  Music listening                        Up to 618 hrs**
                  time: Up to 16     Music listening
                  hrs**              time: Up to 18      Music listening
                                     hours**             time: Up to 39 hrs
                  Video playback                         24 min**
                  time: Up to 5      Video playback
                  hrs**              time: Up to 4       Video playback time:
                                     hours**             Up to 8 hrs 30 min**
                  **According to GSM
                  Association        **According to GSM  **According to GSM
                  Battery Life       Association Battery Association Battery
                  Measurement        Life Measurement    Life Measurement
                  Technique. Battery Technique. Battery  Technique. Battery
                  performance may    performance may     performance may vary
                  vary depending on  vary depending on   depending on network
                  network conditions network conditions  conditions and
                  and                and configurations, configurations, and
                  configurations,    and phone usage.    phone usage.
                  and phone usage.

    In the kit    Xperia(TM) T, 1850
                  mAh embedded
                  battery, stereo    Xperia(TM) V, 1750  Xperia(TM) J, 1750
                  headset, charger,  mAh battery,        mAh battery,
                  micro USB cable    charger, micro USB  charger, micro USB
                  for charging,      cable for charging, cable for charging,
                  synchronisation    synchronisation and synchronisation and
                  and file transfer, file transfer, and  file transfer, and
                  and user           user documentation  user documentation

Sony "make.believe" and Bravia are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. "PlayStation is a registered trademark or a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xperia is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Mobile Communications AB. Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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About Sony Mobile Communications

Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia™ smartphone portfolio, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony's world of networked entertainment experiences. For more information:

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