It was delayed, but it’s today been confirmed that July is the month we’ll be finally able to get our hands on Sony Ericsson’s (SE) latest Android smartphone, the Xperia Neo.
News of the handset’s imminent arrival on store shelves next month stems from a series of official Twitter updates from various SE arms in Europe, including SE Italy and Netherlands, as well as its UK channels as confirmed by the Xperia Blog.
Unveiled way back in February at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) expo back, the Xperia Neo was showcased alongside the Xperia Arc and Xperia Play? as sort of a ‘sweet spot’ between the two handsets.
Standout features include a 3.7-inch touchscreen display with Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA technology, a 1GHz Scorpion processor with an Adreno 205 GPU, an eight-megapixel snapper capable of recording in HD at 720p and perhaps more pleasingly, Android 2.3 installed out of the box.
There’s a whole host of extras, too, like Stereo FM radio with RDS, SE’s new-and-improved TimeScape UI, various sensors and an array of connectivity options (think: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI port).
Alas, a concrete release date still eludes us but we can surely expect more details to emerge in the coming weeks, including pricing plans and network partners. So keep ‘em peeled.
Source: Xperia Blog via Android Community