Xperia Sola Gets Stock Jelly Bean Port

It was just a few days back when there was word going around concerning a report on stock Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware being ported over to the Sony Xperia U, and of course, there were other instances of different smartphones getting the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean treatment as well. Well, it seems that the Sony Xperia Sola will soon be on the receiving end of a Jelly Bean update, […]

Floating touch enabled throughout the Sony Xperia sola via app

One of the rather nifty features of the Sony Xperia sola was its floating touch display, which basically allowed interaction with the phone without having to touch the screen. While it might seem like a novelty feature to some, others might find it incredibly useful, especially if your hands are dirty and you still need to interact with your phone. Now if you were hoping to get more out of […]

Sony Xperia Sola hits the FCC

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 […]

Sony Xperia Sola hands-on

The Sony Xperia Sola was just announced a couple of days ago, and we have managed to get our hands on a prototype this morning. The handset does not come from a single block of aluminum as many other smartphone designs tend to sport these days, although it has a solid feel despite being made out of white plastic for its back panel. You will not find the transparent band […]


How floating touch technology works

Remember our announcement on the Sony Xperia sola yesterday? Well, surely one of the biggest featuers of the Xperia sola would be the new touch sensor technology known as “floating touch”, where it lets you interact with the phone’s touchscreen display without having to touch it at all. This special user experience is capable of register the presence of your finger up to 20mm above the display, allowing it to […]

Sony Xperia Sola officially announced

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 […]