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    • Xperia™ pro combines intuitive and fast messaging with multimedia features from Sony
    • Xperia™ neo gives consumers a new way to experience the best of Android and the best of Sony multimedia

    Barcelona, Spain 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.

    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 – 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.

    For further information, images and videos visit www.sonyericsson.com/mwcnews

    Sony Ericsson Xperia™ neo and Sony Ericsson Xperia™ pro at a glance

      Sony Ericsson Xperia™ neo Sony 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 1)2) 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.

    Legal
    1) Facts and features may vary depending on local variant. 2) Operational times are affected by network
    preferences, type of SIM card, connected accessories and various activities e.g. playing games. Kit contents and colour options may differ from market to market. The full range of accessories may not be available in every market.

    © Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, 2011

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    Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. All terms are subject to change without prior notice.
    Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, SE-221 88 Lund, Sweden.
    Printed in January 2010, R1A

    Sony Ericsson celebrates its 10th year as a joint venture between Sony Corporation and Ericsson in October, 2011. Over the years the company has brought together the best communication technologies with superior entertainment user experiences to create its Xperia™ line of the most entertaining smartphones in the mobile handset industry. With its global corporate functions in London, Sony Ericsson has sales and marketing operations in all major regions of the world, as well as manufacturing in China, and product development sites in China, Japan, Sweden and Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit: www.sonymobile.com/press.