Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo smartphone on Gingerbread tipped for release before June.
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The Xperia neo, unveiled this week at the Mobile World Congress, will be available here exclusively on Telstra’s Next G network for the first three months and thereafter on other networks.
The device which runs on the latest Android 2.3, or Gingerbread, has a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon and a dazzling array of features for multimedia lovers including a razor sharp 3.7-inch s display with Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine which reduces image noise and increases contrast.
It also has a high power 8 megapixel camera which allows users take sharp photos regardless of light settings courtesy of its Cybershot technology and captures video in HDTV, incorporateing picture quality previously reserved for its BRAVIA TVs, says Sony.
The built-in HDMI and DNLA connectivity will also allow users send pictures and movies from the phone to a TV screen.
It also contains a slew of Google apps – over 100,000 to be precise – but also has other options including Gmail search, YouTube, Calendar and Maps, putting the functionality of a PC into the palm of a hand.
“With interest in Android Smartphones running high, we’re really pleased to be able to bring our customers one of the best multimedia Androids to launch this year,” Warwick Bray, Director, Telstra Mobility Products said.
No price tag has been officially confirmed for the device which is to hit stores before June this year.