Sony recently announced the Xperia Tipo and Xperia Tipo Dual. Both devices are now available in unlocked form here in the US. For just $179 and $189 you purchase both devices now unlocked for use here in the US. Both devices feature Android 4.0, 3.2 inch display, 3.2MP camera and 512MB of RAM. The full presser follows the break with the official announcement.
Xperia™ tipo and Xperia tipo dual by Sony Come to the U.S.
· Xperia tipo comes in a single and dual SIM version for consumers looking for an easy-to-use full-functioning Android smartphone
· Both smartphones launch on Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
What: Sony Mobile Communications brings two new Xperia smartphones,
Xperia tipo and Xperia tipo dual to the US. Xperia tipo and tipo dual are designed to be easy-to-use, enabling you to get the most from your smartphone – whether browsing the web, sharing pictures or downloading apps. With a dedicated set-up guide, excellent battery life, built-in application monitoring data usage, and the Android 4.0 (ICS) operating system, you are empowered to make the most of your smartphone’s performance.
Xperia tipo and Xperia tipo dual are hassle-free full-featured Android smartphones providing access to hundreds of thousands of apps to choose from, as well as Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited for access to Hollywood blockbusters, TV series and millions of music tracks.
If you want to combine work and personal SIMs into the same phone, or if you are traveling and need to switch to an international number, the Xperia tipo dual makes it easy. You can switch between SIM cards any time with a simple press of a button. You can also switch automatically by setting which SIM card to use at specific times of the day as well as customize each SIM card separately with different ringtones and notifications.
Pricing & availability:
The Xperia tipo is now available at store.sony.com. Xperia tipo dual is currently available for pre-order on store.sony.com. Xperia tipo dual will also be available at select Sony retail stores. Newegg and other online retailers will also carry Xperia tipo and Xperia tipo dual. For additional availability and pricing, please check with each retailer.
· Xperia tipo – MSRP $179.99 (unlocked), in serene black, classic silver, navy blue and deep red
· Xperia tipo dual – MSRP $189.99 (unlocked), in classic black or classic white
The Xperia tipo and Xperia tipo dual support the network bands below:
· Xperia tipo
o UMTS HSPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100
o GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
· Xperia tipo dual
o UMTS HSPA 850, 1900, 2100
o GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900