The Sony Xperia Sola, also known as the Pepper or MT27i, has just arrived at the FCC, so you can be sure that the real deal is not too far off from the market. We already spent some hands-on time with the prototype, and with the final commercial version being approved by the regulating body, you can be sure that you can start looking forward to getting one of these in due time. If you learn to look past the 3.7″ LCD display at 854 x 480 resolution, there is also a bunch of antennas such as NFC, 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 and a quadband GSM radio.
The main selling point of the Xperia Sola would not be its portable gaming ability, being music-centric or as a moveable movie entertainment center, but rather, as an NFC-enabled device with its collection of SmartTags.
Other specifications are not that overwhelming though, where it comes with a 1GHz dual-core processor as well as Android 2.3 Gingerbread as the operating system of choice. Sony has promised to deliver Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with it sometime later this summer, so you can infer from that that the smartphone itself will arrive before summer or slightly earlier.