Thanks to Sony Mobile Communications, techies in the U.S. can now purchase two of their newest smartphones – the Xperia tipo and the Xperia tipo dual. Both phones launch on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and the tipo comes in both a single and dual SIM version.

Both phones are reportedly designed to be easy to use and come equipped with a dedicated set-up guide to help you make the most of your smartphone. Along with Android 4.0, each phone also sports excellent battery life and a built-in application to monitor data usage. Users also have access to Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited, which gives them access to plenty of movies, television shows, and music.

The Xperia tipo dual allows users to use two different SIM cards in the same phone, in case you want to use both a work and a personal SIM card, or if you’re traveling internationally and want an easy switch to a new number. You can switch which SIM card is in use with the click of a button or you can automate it with specific time settings. Whether you can use one SIM card for data and the other for voice remains to be seen, but it would be a nifty feature.

The Xperia tipo is available now at Sony’s online store and the Xperia tipo dual is available for pre-order. The tipo is $179.99 and the tipo dual will be $189.99. Scroll down for close-up videos of both phones.

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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 Xperia tipo dual is currently available for pre-order on 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

Network compatibility:

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

Product Resources:

· Xperia tipo product page & demo video

· Xperia tipo dual product page & demo video


Xperia™ tipo and Xperia™ tipo dual specifications

Size: 4.0 x 2.2 x .5 inches
Weight: 3.5 ounces
Screen: 3.2” scratch-resistant mineral glass display, 480 x 320 pixels (measured diagonally)
Camera: 3.2MP camera, 4x digital zoom, video recording, touch capture
Phone Memory: Up to 2.9 GB (up to 2.5 GB user-accessible memory), microSD™ expansion up to 32 GB
Operating System: Android™ 4.0 (ICS)
Processor: 800 Mhz Qualcomm Snapdragon™
Battery: 1500 maH
Connectivity: 3.5 mm audio jack, aGPS, Bluetooth™, Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi® hotspot functionality, USB Host


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