Sony Xperia Sola Dances without touching the screen
Sony Xperia sola is the latest addition of Sony’s collection of Android powered Xperia smartphones. Just sits between the Xperia P and Xperia U, the Sony Xperia sola is showcasing couple of capabilities on the Sony Xperia sola which separate it from other smartphones.
The Innovative Sony Xperia Sola
Sony calls their new feature is “floating touch”, a UI enhancement that uses the front-facing camera. It simply lets you hover your finger over the Sony Xperia sola display while using the browser. It will act as a cursor that lets you hover over links. You can use gestures to do things like browse the web without touching the display. All that magic is done with close-range spatial awareness and with the help of some on-board software.
Other features contain NFC and SmartTags. If you don’t know, SmartTags let you to set up a list of applications for a device to be able to kick off upon tapping it.
Xperia sola comes with the power of Sony and a sense of magic with floating touch, giving consumers a fun new way to browse the web and latest technology to show off. With Xperia SmartTags out of the box and access to the latest content through Sony Entertainment Network, Xperia sola is perfect for consumers looking for ease of use and the best in entertainment in a smart and innovative smartphone.” Told by Calum MacDougall, Head of Xperia Marketing for Sony Mobile Communications.
Sony Xperia sola specifications:
- 1 GHz STE U8500 dual-core processor
- Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’, planned upgrade to v4.0
- 5-mega pixels rear camera, 2592х1944 pixels, with auto focus
- Floating touch display
- xLoud and 3D surround sound
- NFC, DLNA, GPS, MTP,
- 3.7 inch Reality display with Mobile Bravia Engine
- 8GB internal storage
- 1320 mAh battery
- Color options: Black, White & Red
Three capacitive buttons of Sony Xperia sola should make that an interesting proposition from a UI standpoint. The Sony Xperia sola boasts razor sharp clarity with “Reality Display” powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine. With actual resolution of 480 x 854, the Sony Xperia sola gives a pretty good pixel density of 265ppi (Pixels per inch). The Samsung Galaxy Nexus has 300ppi. The Sony Xperia sola also boasts xLOUD and 3D surround sound audio technology that delivers crisp and loud sound.
However, the Sony Xperia Sola will operate Android 2.3 Gingerbread out-of-the-box, but has been assured an Ice Cream Sandwich update sometime in Q2 2012.
Sony Xperia sola comes in black, white and red colurs and is expected to be launched worldwide by the summer. The price has not been unveiled yet.