Sony Mobile Communications started off the week on a good note by announcing that the Xperia M2, which offers “blockbuster entertainment experiences”, will launch in Canada in May 2014 (that’s this month!) through Rogers and Fido.
The Xperia M2’s selling point is indeed its entertainment capabilities, touting its variety of media apps that work with the Sony Entertainment Network. Consumers who purchase the phone will receive three digital downloads from Sony Pictures and the press release mentions newer films like Captain Phillips, White House Down, and 21 Jump Street (I recommend that last one). You’ll also get a 30-day free trial with the Music Unlimited Service and eight PlayStation Mobile games.
Then, there are the actual specifications, like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPUs and an 8MP camera that uses Sony’s Cyber-shot tech and innovative camera applications.
The Xperia M2 seems to boast solid hardware, but it’s the software side of things that Sony is pushing really hard. Unfortunately, it’s only equipped with a 4.8″ display (says the guy with the Droid Incredible and the 3.7-inch display) and for a phone that emphasizes the movie-watching experience so much, 4.8-inches of qHD may not cut it.