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Xperia P and Xperia U launched to New Zealand


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Sony Mobile Communications launches Xperia P and Xperia U to New Zealand

The first Sony smartphones in New Zealand – exclusive to Vodafone
Xperia P and Xperia U are part of the Xperia NXT series – next generation smartphones from Sony
Xperia P delivers outstanding screen brightness using Sony “WhiteMagic” display technology
Xperia U packs powerful Sony entertainment in a stylish and compact design

5 June 2012, New Zealand – Sony Mobile Communications announces the first Sony Mobile smartphones to hit New Zealand – the new Xperia P and Xperia U – available now and exclusive to Vodafone.

Incorporating the best of Sony technology and premium entertainment, the NXT series, including Xperia P and Xperia U, is a cornerstone of Sony’s connected experience. With easy connectivity, consumers can enjoy and share content on whichever screen best suits them, whether it’s their smartphone, TV, laptop or tablet.

With the next generation of smartphone design from Sony, the Xperia NXT series has a look that is instantly recognisable. These smartphones have intriguing design features including the “transparent element”, a band that encircles the base of the phone and also integrates invisible antenna components. The transparent element illuminates when receiving calls, texts and notifications.

The new User Interface (UI) follows the same design principles and enhances the Android™ experience – offering rich applications and content with a simple and clean look. A new album, video player and music player will deliver compelling entertainment experiences and the new UI design also allows consumers to access their favourite application direct from the lock-screen.

Xperia P and Xperia U boast Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA® Engine for razor-sharp clarity, along with fast capture to take the camera from sleep to snap in a little over a second with a single key press. Both smartphones come with powerful 1 GHz dual-core processors for super fast performance.

Xperia P - ultra-bright viewing experience
With a full aluminium unibody design, Xperia P debuts WhiteMagic™ display technology from Sony for the first time on a smartphone. WhiteMagic technology delivers the brightest viewing experience; whether at the beach or on the ski slopes. Smart power efficiency automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen to the surroundings to conserve battery life.

The new SmartDock, exclusively for Xperia P, offers simple connectivity to multiple screens, turning the smartphone into an entertainment hub for the living room. Using a TV remote control consumers can easily navigate their smartphone’s media content to watch their HD videos, the latest movies or favourite TV shows on the big screen. With USB support in the SmartDock, they can also use a wireless keyboard and mouse to write emails, browse and post on Facebook or watch videos from YouTube on their TV.

Key features for Xperia P
• 4” Reality Display with powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine.
• WhiteMagic™ display technology for an ultra-bright and power efficient viewing experience.
• 1 GHz dual-core processor for super fast performance with 16GB flash storage.
• 8MP camera with unique fast capture, HD recording and Sony technology to capture 2D and 3D panoramic images.
• Easy HDMI and DLNA connectivity to share content on any screen.
• NFC (Near Field Communications) enabled to access a growing range of NFC applications and services as well as Xperia SmartTags.
• Launches on Android platform 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradable to Android platform 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
• Exclusive to Vodafone, RRP $649

Xperia U - powerful Sony entertainment in a stylish and compact design
Xperia U combines powerful Sony entertainment in a stylish and compact design that consumers can personalise inside and out. With xLoud™ and Sony 3D surround sound audio technology integrated into the music player, consumers will enjoy a crisp and loud sound experience. They can also stream music from their Xperia U to wireless speakers with a touch using DLNA.

In Xperia U the transparent element illuminates to match the colour of photos viewed in the gallery or the album art of music tracks currently playing. Xperia U can also be personalised with exchangeable caps and themes to reflect consumers’ personality and mood.

Consumers listening to music on their Xperia U can also enjoy improved sound quality with the stylish new Smart Headset for Android smartphones, which features SmartKey – a dedicated application launch key that consumers press once to launch a favourite app.

Key features for Xperia U
• 3.5” Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine.
• 1 GHz dual-core processor for super fast performance.
• 5MP camera with unique fast capture, HD recording and Sony technology to capture 2D and 3D panoramic images.
• Crisp and loud listening with xLoud and 3D surround sound audio technology.
• Available in black, with pink, white and yellow exchangeable caps for the base of the smartphone in the box.
• Launches on Android platform 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradable to Android platform 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
• Exclusive to Vodafone, RRP $399


- ENDS –

“Sony”, “BRAVIA” and “Sony Entertainment Network” are registered trademarks or trademarks of Sony Corporation. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


About Sony Mobile Communications
Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Through its Xperia™ smartphone portfolio, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony’s world of networked entertainment experiences. For more information: www.sonymobile.com

Appendix:

Xperia P specifications
All services mentioned in this list may not be available in every market.
ColourSilver
Black
Red
FactsSize: 122 x 59.5 x 10.5 mm
Weight: 120 grams
1 GHz STE U8500 dual-core processor
Google Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Camera3D Sweep Panorama™
8 MP camera
8x digital zoom
Auto focus
Face detection
Flash/Photo flash
Flash/Photo light
Front-facing camera (VGA)
Geotagging
HD video recording (1080p)
Image stabiliser
Red-eye reduction
Scene recognition
Self-timer
Smile detection
Sony Exmor R™ for mobile image sensor
Sweep Panorama™
Sweep Multi Angle™
Touch capture
Touch focus
Video light
Video recording
Music3D surround sound
Album art
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Clear bass
Clear stereo
Music Player
PlayNow™ service
SensMe™
TrackID™ music recognition
xLoud™
InternetAndroid Market™
Bookmarks
Google™ search
Google Voice™ Search
Google Maps™ for Mobile with Street view and Latitude™
NeoReader™ barcode scanner
Web browser (WebKit™)
Communication
Call list
Conference calls
Facebook™ application
Facebook inside Xperia™
Google Talk™ application
Noise suppression
Xperia™ Timescape™
Speakerphone
Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)
Video chat ready
Messaging
Conversations
Email
Google Mail™
Instant messaging
Multimedia messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Design
Auto rotation
Gesture input
Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)
Live Wallpaper
Reality Display with Sony WhiteMagic™ technology
Screenshot capturing
Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
Touch screen
Contains post consumer recycled plastic and waterborne paint
Entertainment

3D Album
Accelerated Adobe Flash Video
Media browser
Motion gaming
Radio (FM radio with RDS)
Send to web
Sony Entertainment Network
TV launcher
Video streaming
YouTube™
Organiser
Airplane mode
Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Contacts
Document readers
eCompass™
E-Manual
Notes
Setup guide
Stopwatch
Tasks
Timer
Connectivity
3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
aGPS
Bluetooth™ wireless technology
DLNA Certified®
HDMI support
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Native USB tethering
NFC
PC Companion
Synchronisation via Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
USB High speed 2.0 support
USB host
USB Mass Storage
Wi-Fi®
Wi-Fi® hotspot functionality
Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation

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

Display
4” Reality Display with Sony WhiteMagic™ technology
960 x 540 pixels (qHD)
16,000,000 colour TFT
Hard coated shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant mineral glass
MemoryInternal phone storage: 16 GB (up to 13 GB user-accessible memory)
NetworksUMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Battery lifeTalk time GSM: Up to 6 hrs*
Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 470 hrs*

Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs*
Standby time UMTS: Up to 475 hrs*

Music listening time: Up to 80 hrs
Video playback time: Up to 4 hrs

Battery: 1305 mAh typical, 1265 mAh minimum

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

In the kitXperia™ P, embedded battery, clear audio certified stereo headset, fast charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation, 4 x Xperia SmartTags, HDMI cable

Xperia U specifications
All services mentioned in this list may not be available in every market.
ColourBlack
White
FactsSize: 112 x 54 x 12 mm
Weight: 110 grams
1 GHz STE U8500 dual core-processor
Google Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Camera3D Sweep panorama™
5 megapixel camera
16x digital zoom
Auto focus
Face detection
Flash/Photo flash
Flash/Photo light
Front-facing camera (VGA)
Geotagging
HD video recording (720p)
Red-eye reduction
Self-timer
Send to web
Sweep Multi Angle
Sweep panorama™
Video light
Video recording
MusicAlbum art
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Clear bass
Clear stereo
Manual equalizer
Music Player
PlayNow™ service
SensMe™
TrackID™ music recognition
xLoud™
InternetAndroid Market™
Bookmarks
Google™ search
Google Voice™ Search
Google Maps™ for Mobile with Street view and Latitude™
NeoReader™ barcode scanner
Web browser (WebKit™)
Communication
Call list
Conference calls
Facebook™ application
Facebook inside Xperia™
Google Talk™ application
Noise suppression
Xperia™ Timescape™
Speakerphone
Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)
Video chat ready
Messaging
Conversations
Email
Google Mail™
Instant messaging
Multimedia messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Gesture input
Voice input
Design
Auto rotation
Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)
Picture wallpaper
Reality Display with
Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
Screenshot capturing
Touch screen
Live Wallpaper
Contains post consumer recycled plastic and waterborne paint
Entertainment

Media browser
Radio (FM radio with RDS)
Sony Entertainment Network
Video streaming
YouTube™
Organiser
Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Airplane mode
3D Album
Infinite button
Contacts
Setup guide
Stopwatch
Timer
Connectivity
3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
aGPS
Bluetooth™ wireless technology
DLNA Certified®
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Modem
Native USB tethering
Media Go™
Synchronisation via Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
USB High speed 2.0 support
USB mass storage
USB Host
Wi-Fi®
Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality
Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation

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

Display
3.5” Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
854 x 480 pixels
16,000,000 colour TFT
Anti-reflection coating on scratch-resistant mineral glass
MemoryRAM (for active apps and OS services): 512 MB
System memory (for Android firmware): 2 GB
Phone memory (for downl. apps and apps data): 2 GB
Internal storage (for photos, music, videos and downl. apps): 4 GB

Internal phone storage: 8 GB (up to 6 GB user-accessible memory)

NetworksUMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

UMTS HSPA 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I)
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

Battery lifeTalk time GSM: Up to 6 hrs 36 min*
Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 260 hrs*

Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs 36 min*
Standby time UMTS: Up to 472 hrs*

Music listening time: Up to 45 hrs
Video playback time: Up to 6 hrs

Battery: 1320 mAh typical, 1290 mAh minimum

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

In the kitXperia™ U, battery, exchangeable caps, stereo headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation, audio adapter


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