Sony Xperia S

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has kicked off in the USA and there has been a whole host of announcements already.  We will brig you news of the major announcements, the first of which is the Sony Xperia S.

You notice the lack of ‘Ericsson’ in the name?  This is because the Xperia S is set to be the first Sony branded smartphone.

Today we announced the new Xperia™ S, our new flagship smartphone and the first of the new Xperia NXT series. This stunning Android™ smartphone boasts a 1.5 GHz dual core, 1 GB RAM, 4.3-inch 720×1280 resolution reality display, 12 MP camera with Exmor R™ mobile, NFC, and much more! Read more after the jump.

Xperia™ S (front)

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The Xperia™ S is the first in our new global line of Xperia™ phones called the Xperia NXT series. Launching on the Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread) platform, Xperia™ S will be upgraded to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) during the second quarter of 2012. It has a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 dual core processor for stunning, fluid graphics, plus long battery life. You’ll also find the Adreno™ 220 GPU for an enhanced level of 3D graphics performance, and allows for support of a number of APIs, including OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenGL ES 1.1 and OpenVG 1.1. For more information on OpenGL, see our previous OpenGL blog post.

And as Sony’s flagship smartphone, Xperia™ S makes for easy connectivity to the Sony Entertainment Network and across multiple screens, whether it’s TV, smartphone, laptop or tablet. You can watch content from Video Unlimited, listen to songs, personal playlists and radio stations from Music Unlimited, and access the PlayStation® Network for PlayStation-certified content to guarantee high-quality smartphone gaming and access to the PlayStation Store.

Xperia™ S (horizontal)

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The Xperia™ S is also NFC enabled, allowing you to share content with other NFC devices and enjoy an increasing number of NFC applications and services, as well as Xperia™ SmartTags. Xperia™ SmartTags are a new kind of accessory that can launch a number of pre-configured profiles in the phone. It’s also GLONASS capable, allowing the device greater positioning accuracy when using navigation-related applications, and ANT+ enabled, which is an interoperability function that enables the collection, automatic transfer and tracking of sensor data for monitoring of personal wellness. For more in depth information on NFC, GLONASS and ANT+, stay tuned to Developer World going forward! For our current information on ANT+, check out these ANT+ blog posts.

Xperia™ S will be available to consumers globally from the first quarter 2012, and will come in 2 colors – black and white.

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Never knowing when to stop, he spends too much time in the office! He's very organised; writes lists, reports, spreadsheets, you name it, he's on to it!! When he does relax, however, he can be found driving his pride and joy (his Range Rover Sport), walking his Dog, down the pub or at a local restaurant. He does too like the finer things in life and often lives beyond his means, only the best hotels will do.