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Feb 13, 2011

Sony Ericsson Expands Xperia With Neo And Pro Android Smartphones

Sony Ericsson today unveils the Xperia™ neo and Xperia™ pro, the newest additions to the new generation of Xperia™ smartphones. Closely following the launch of the Xperia™ arc smartphone earlier this year, these latest smartphones also feature cutting edge technology from Sony and an exceptional multimedia experience on the latest version of the Android™ platform - Gingerbread.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro

As well as best-in-class imaging and display technology from Sony, the Xperia™ pro combines an optimized slide-out keyboard with smart functions to create a fast messaging experience. Featuring an ergonomically crafted keyboard, Sony Ericsson has focused on integrating the hardware with clever messaging functions for a perfect user experience. Xperia™ pro introduces the subtle but fast Type & Send functionality eliminating the need to open a dedicated app for each type of message, and Smart Keyboard that triggers predictive messaging actions automatically when the user slides out the keyboard.

Xperia™ pro is also the ideal business phone for Android fans coming complete with a set of professional functions such as syncing your email, calendar and contacts in a secure way and the pre-loaded Office Suite Pro lets consumers view and edit office documents directly on the phone.

Steve Walker, Head of Marketing, Sony Ericsson said, “We want to be a leader in Android and with Xperia™ neo and Xperia™ pro, we are now are offering excellent, innovative Android choices for consumers. These latest devices combine stunning design with state-of-the-art Sony technology and a new faster messaging experience on the Xperia™ pro, creating an entertaining smartphone experience.”

The best of Sony technology once again features in both Xperia™ pro and Xperia™ neo. The Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine delivers exceptional visual brilliance and a crystal clear image which enhances the overall entertainment experience. Sony’s award-winning Exmor R™ for mobile sensor enables the capture of high quality, bright pictures and HD videos even in low light. All pictures and videos can be shared on an HD TV in your living room via the built in HDMI-connector.

Xperia™ neo builds on the stunning design language that Sony Ericsson has become known with a unique shape that not only looks good, but is ergonomically designed to fit perfectly in the user’s hand, especially when taking pictures.

Both smartphones will launch on the latest version of the Android™ platform providing access to Google Mobile Services and the myriad of applications available via the Android market. Xperia™ smartphones add best in class entertainment on top of smartphone fundamentals such as apps, maps, email and fast uncompromised access to the Web with Adobe® Flash® Player to create the most entertaining smartphone experience.

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ neo will be available globally in selected markets from end Q1 and Sony Ericsson Xperia™ pro from end Q2.

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ Neo – Key Features

  • Exmor R™. Great stills and videos even in low light
  • Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • Built-in HDMI. Your stills and videos on HD TV
  • More than 100,000 apps on Android Market
  • Google™ services. At your service

The Sony Ericsson Xperia™ neo will be available in the following colours: Blue Gradient, Red and Silver.

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ Pro – Key Features

  • Touch phone with perfect slide-out keyboard and smart functions for fast messaging
  • Synch your email and edit office documents on the go
  • Sony Mobile BRAVIA® Engine and Exmor R™ for mobile
  • HDMI. Connect to an HD TV or a projector
  • Google™ services and more than 100,000 apps on Android Market™

The Sony Ericsson Xperia™ pro will be available in the following colours: Black, Red, Silver

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ neo will be available globally in selected markets from end Q1 and Sony Ericsson Xperia™ pro from end Q2.

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ Neo And Sony Ericsson Xperia™ Pro Specifications

FeatureSony Ericsson Xperia™ NeoSony Ericsson Xperia™ Pro

Screen

Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine

16,777,216 colour TFT

Capacitive touchscreen

3.7 inches

854 x 480pixels (FWVGA)

Scratch-resistant

Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine

16,777,216 colour TFT

Capacitive touchscreen

3.7 inches

854 x 480 pixels (FWVGA)

Scratch-resistant

Music

Album art

Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)

Media player

Music tones (MP3/AAC)

PlayNow™ service*

TrackID™ music recognition application*

Album art

Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)

Media player

Music tones (MP3/AAC)

PlayNow™ service *

TrackID™ music recognition application*

Web

Android Market™*

Bookmarks

Google™ search*

Google Voice™ Search*

Pan & zoom

Web browser (WebKit)

Android Market™ *

Bookmarks

Google™ search*

Google Voice Search*

Pan & zoom

Web browser (WebKit)

Communication

Call list

Conference calls

Facebook™ application

Google Talk™*

Noise Shield

Polyphonic ringtones

Sony Ericsson Timescape™

Speakerphone

Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)

Vibrating alert

Call list

Conference calls

Facebook™ application

Google Talk™*

Noise Shield

Polyphonic ringtones

Sony Ericsson Timescape™

Speakerphone

Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)

Vibrating alert

Messaging

Conversations

Email

Google Mail™*

Instant messaging

Picture messaging (MMS)

Predictive text input

Text messaging (SMS)

Conversations

Email

Google Mail™*

Instant messaging

Picture messaging (MMS)

Predictive text input

Smart Keyboard

Text messaging (SMS)

Type & Send widget

Design

Auto rotate

Keyboard (onscreen)

Picture wallpaper

Touchscreen

Wallpaper animation

Auto rotate

Keyboard (onscreen)

Picture wallpaper

Slide-out keyboard

Touchscreen

Wallpaper animation

Entertainment

3D games

Motion gaming

Radio (FM)

Video streaming

Video viewing

YouTube™ *

3D games

Motion gaming

Radio (FM)

Video streaming

Video viewing

YouTube™ *

Organiser

Alarm clock

Calculator

Calendar

Document readers

Flight mode

Google Calendar™*

Infinite button

Phone book

Set-up Wizard

Alarm clock

Calculator

Calendar

Document editors

Document readers

Flight mode

Google Calendar™*

Infinite button

Phone book

Set-up Wizard

Connectivity

3.5 mm audio jack

aGPS

Bluetooth™ technology

DLNA

Google Latitude™*

Google Maps™ with Street View*

HDMI support

Media Transfer Protocol support

Micro USB connector

Modem

Synchronisation via Facebook™

Synchronisation via Google Sync*

Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson SyncSynchronisation: Exchange ActiveSync®

USB mass storage

USB High speed 2.0 support

Wi-Fi™

3.5 mm audio jack

aGPS

Bluetooth™ technology

DLNA

Google Latitude™*

Google Maps™ with Street View*

HDMI support

Media Transfer Protocol support

Micro USB support

Modem

Synchronisation via Facebook™

Synchronisation via Google™ Sync*

Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync

Synchronisation: Exchange ActiveSync®

USB mass storage

USB High speed 2.0 support

Wi-Fi™

Google™ services*

* These services may not be available in every market

Android Market™ Client

Gmail™

Google Calendar™

Google Gallery 3D™

Google Latitude™

Google Maps™ with Street View

Google Media Uploader

Google Music Player™

Google Search widget

Google Sync™

Google Talk™

Google Voice Search

Set-up Wizard

YouTube™

Android Market™ Client

Gmail™

Google Calendar™

Google Gallery 3D™

Google Latitude™

Google Maps™ with Street View

Google Media Uploader

Google Music Player™

Google Search widget

Google Sync™

Google Talk™

Google Voice Search

Set-up Wizard

YouTube™

Accessories

In-Box:

  • Xperia™ neo
  • Battery
  • Stereo portable handsfree
  • 8GB microSD™ memory card
  • Charger
  • Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer
  • User documentation

In-Box:

  • Xperia™ pro
  • Battery
  • Stereo portable handsfree
  • 8GB microSD™ memory card
  • Charger
  • Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer
  • User documentation

Facts

Size: 116 x 57 x 13 mm

Weight: 126 grams

Phone memory: Up to 320 MB

Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32 GB

Memory card included: 8GB microSD™

Operating system: Google™ Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)

Processor: 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ MSM8255

Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 6 hrs 55 min*

Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 430 hrs*

Talk time UMTS: Up to 7 hrs*

Standby time UMTS: Up to 400 hrs*

Music listening time: Up to 31 hrs*

Video playback time: Up to 7 hrs 25 min*

*According to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

Size: 120 x 57 x 13.5 mm

Weight: 140 grams

Phone memory: Up to 320MB

Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32GB

Memory card included: 8GB microSD™

Operating system: Google™ Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)

Processor: 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ MSM8255

Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 6 hrs 55 min*

Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 430 hrs*

Talk time UMTS: Up to 7 hrs*

Standby time UMTS: Up to 400 hrs*

Music listening time: Up to 31 hrs*

Video playback time: Up to 7 hrs 25 min*

*According to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

Availability and versions

Networks

UMTS HSPA 900, 2100

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

UMTS HSPA 800, 1900, 2100

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

Networks

UMTS HSPA 900, 2100

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

UMTS HSPA 800, 1900, 2100

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

Colour

Blue Gradient

Red

Silver

Black

Silver

Red

*All services mentioned in this table may not be available in every market.

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