CES 2012: Sony Ericsson Launches Xperia NX and Xperia acro HD for Japan, Xperia S for the World
Sony Ericsson will launch two new phones in Japan, The Xperia acro HD has features like mobile wallet and TV tuner along with a 720p display. All of which is put on a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. The acro HD will come in qua, black, sakura and ceramic colors.
The world will get a Xperia S, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch 1280 x 720 display, 1GB of RAM, and a massive 12 megapixel rear camera, complete with Sony’s Exmor R backlit sensor. The Xperia S will be available in both 16GB and 32GB models, though unfortunately Sony has chosen not to include a microSD slot for expandable storage. The device should come to markets in March 2012
Japan also gets a Xperia NX which is the Japanese version of the Xperia S, in different colors and slightly different specs.
Introducing four new Xperia smartphones at CES 2012
10 January 2012
Xperia S – the first smartphone in the Xperia NXT series – next generation smartphones from Sony.
Xperia ion – the first LTE smartphone from Sony, exclusive with AT&T in the US
Xperia NX and Xperia acro HD – two smartphones for the Japanese market
9 January, 2012, Las Vegas, Nev. – Sony Ericsson is showing visitors to the 2012 International CES Show a fully connected entertainment world with the first Xperia™ smartphones from Sony®*, including Xperia S, the first smartphone from the Xperia NXT series – next generation smartphones from Sony, and new Xperia smartphones made specifically for the US and Japanese markets, all with access to premium entertainment services and easy connectivity to other screens within the world of Sony.
The new Xperia smartphones announced are:
Xperia ion, first LTE Xperia smartphone from Sony available exclusively with AT&T in the US (above right).
Xperia S, the first smartphone in the Xperia NXT series – next generation smartphones from Sony, with Sony HD for stunning viewing experiences (above left).
Two new smartphones for the Japanese market:
Xperia acro HD, the follow-up to Xperia acro with popular Japan-specific features including infrared port data exchange, mobile wallet and mobile TV.
Xperia NX, a variant of Xperia S for the Japanese market.
Bert Nordberg, CEO for Sony Ericsson commented, “CES marks an important milestone for both Sony Ericsson and Sony with the introduction of the first smartphones from Sony. As the market continues to evolve into a world where we consume content and entertainment across multiple screens, the Xperia portfolio will deliver a mobile experience that is an important cornerstone of Sony’s strategy to provide seamless connectivity and networked entertainment across smartphones, TV, laptops and tablets.”
Sony Ericsson also unveiled a number of Android accessories that enhance the smartphone experience:
Xperia Smart Tags, small NFC enabled tokens that are used to launch pre-configured and personalised settings when you swipe an NFC Android smartphone against them.
Smart Wireless Headset pro, Bluetooth™ stereo headset that also works as a standalone MP3 player and radio when detached from the phone.
SmartWatch, micro display for Android to wirelessly access calls, messages and applications.
SmartDock for Xperia ion, an HDMI dock that turns Xperia ion into a mini-PC by connecting it to a USB keyboard, mouse and big screen TV.
Xperia S will be available to consumers globally from the first quarter 2012. Xperia ion will be available exclusively in the U.S. from AT&T in the second quarter 2012. Xperia NX and Xperia acro HD will be available in Japan from this spring.
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