We’ve been hearing a lot of rumors about Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE)’s upcoming Xperia TL smartphone but we have yet to hear the details regarding the upcoming gadget. Today, we have some solid information.
The new smartphone features a 1.5GHz Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) Snapdragon S4 Dual-core processor, 13MP rear-facing camera/front facing camera that captures 720p video, and a 4.6 inch 720p display. It also features an Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, Mobile BRAVIA Engine for better clarity, and NFC.
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This phone will also be featured in the upcoming movie Skyfall (a James Bond action film). The phone will also come preloaded with Skyfall-themed wallpapers, ringtones, and more.
Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE)’s Xperia TL will retail for just $99.99 with a new AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) agreement, which makes for a reasonably priced smartphone. It will hit stores on November 2nd.
It’s good to know that there are still some reasonably priced smartphones on the market. Obviously, it’s not a phone that’s going to be a top competitor to the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy, but I think it should appeal to many different types of people. Unfortunately, I think the partnership with the movie is kind of a gimmick, and it probably won’t have much of an effect on sales. I think phone quality has a bigger effect on smartphones sales.
On November 2nd, AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) will also release the LG Optimus G, which starts at $199.99, with a new contract. This phone features a 4.7 inch True HD IPS+ Display, LTE Connectivity, 15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Processor, 8MP rear camera, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) should have a good holiday season in terms of sales. With the iPhone 5 and a mix of other smartphones at various price ranges, the carrier should have no problem making sales and garnering new subscriptions in the next few months. I think this year’s lineup of phones, including the Sony Xperia TL, should prove to be a success.