The press shot for the Sony MT27i “Pepper” leaked yesterday, and unsurprisingly the phone has been officially announced today. Turns out that Pepper isn’t its final name – and the phone will be called the Xperia Sola, a trademark that Sony filed for last month. The phone looks to be a mid-ranged device, with a 3.7″ Reality Display powered by Mobile Bravia Engine, a 1GHz dual-core processor, a 5-megapixel rear camera, NFC, DLNA, xLOUD and 3D surround sound, access to the Sony Entertainment Network and pre-installed Video and Music Unlimited apps.
The phone will launch with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and is promised an Ice Cream Sandwich update in summer 2012. The phone also features Sony’s new floating touch technology which makes it easier to surf the web. By hovering their finger above the screen so it acts like a moving cursor, users can highlight links without having to actually touch the screen. NFC support will also let the phone work with SmartTags for fast and easy profile switching. No word on pricing or a release date but the phone is marked as “Coming soon” on the product page.
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