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Sony Xperia miro and Xperia tipo now official

Ice Cream Sandwich handsets with style
by Neps Firmalan | Jun 14, 2012
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The Sony Xperia miro (left) and Xperia tipo

Looks like Sony's putting more steam into its Android campaign as the company has just made official a couple of new handsets sporting Google's mobile platform. Techies, we introduce to you the Xperia miro and tipo, two mobile phones that run on Ice Cream Sandwich while sporting stylish looks and, not to mention, pretty unusual names.

So, what lies under the hoods of the Xperia miro and tipo? Well, both handsets share similarities in terms of their innards, like having an 800MHz chip, 512MB of RAM, wireless connectivity via WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G, as well as a 1,500mAH battery. However, the Xperia Miro looks to be, literally, the flashier of the two, thanks to its colorful illuminations which are activated whenever you, say, receive a new message. It also comes with Facebook integration, a 3.5-inch touchscreen and 5-megapixel camera with flash.

The Xperia tipo, on the other hand, sports a smaller 3.2-inch display, a 3.2-megapixel camera without flash, 2.9GB of internal memory (up to 32GB via microSD card), and, just like its larger sibling, Facebook integration. For those who are fans of dual-SIM handsets, there's also the tipo dual, a version of the handset that has the same hardware but can also pack two SIM cards. However, we're told that it won't come with dual-standby mode so, no, you can't use both SIMs at the same time although there is a switch you can use to select which one will be active.

No word yet on official pricing and availability although it is said that both the Xperia miro and tipo will come in the third quarter of this year or within the next 2-3 months. As for a local landfall, we won't be surprised if the Ice Cream Sandwich couple will arrive here given how Sony's being pretty active here.

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