You can say that it is a rite of passage for consumer electronics devices to hit the FCC before they are deemed fit to be unleashed upon the general market. Well, here we are with the Sony Xperia tipo that has just made its way to the FCC in the US, where it is also known as the ST21a if you are one who loves model numbers. It is said that the Sony Xperia tipo might see a future release sometime down the road, although that is not guaranteed. The Sony Xperia tipo is compatible with AT&T’s 3G bands, which is more or less in line with the rest of the Sony Xperia handsets. There is no word that AT&T will have this particular smartphone as part of their portfolio, but it could be distributed via the Sony Store SIM-free. Others say that Canada might receive the Sony Xperia tipo, too.

As for the hardware specifications, the Sony Xperia tipo will be powered by a single-core 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7225A chipset, 512MB RAM, a 3.2″ display at 320 x 480 resolution, 2.9GB of internal storage, a microSD memory card slot, with a 3.2-megapixel camera, all running on a 1,500mAh battery, with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in tow to get you started.

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