Sony Announces Xperia U and P
Sony unveiled two new Xperia Android phones, based on the design of the Xperia S that was announced at CES.
First up we have the Xperia P, which features a unibody aluminum design with a 4.0″ FWVGA display that is supposed to have superior outdoor viewing. It will also have NFC and HDMI connectivity. Inside, it has a 1.0GHz dual-core CPU with 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM. The Xperia P, running on Android 2.3 for now, will ship in the middle of Q2 in a trio of colors. No word on pricing just yet.
The Xperia U is a compact device with a 3.5″ FWVGA display. It has the same 1.0GHz dual-core CPU and 1GB RAM as the Xperia P. Look for the Xperia U to also be available in Q2; it will ship in black and white and will have changeable end caps for the bottom of the phone.
And, perhaps taking a page out of Motorola’s book, Sony introduced SmartDock, which is similar to the Lapdock (which works with various Motorola Android phones). The SmartDock allows you to seat your Xperia P in a dock, connect it to a panel, and have a friendlier interface for browsing multimedia and the like.