Sony debuts 'floating touch' Xperia Sola in Oz

May 17, 2012 11:17 AM
Filed under Mobility

Harvey Norman scoops traditional carriers.

Harvey Norman has scored exclusive retailing rights for Sony’s latest Android smartphone, with the Xperia Sola now available from the retailer nationally. 

The NFC-enabled handset launches with Sony’s “floating touch” technology for navigation without touching the screen. The user’s finger acts as a cursor, hovering over links to highlight. To load the chosen web page the user needs to tap the screen.

The technology is currently only available for web browsing but will extend to other applications when the handset is upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It currently runs on 2.3 Gingerbread.

The Xperia Sola comes with a 3.7in display, 512MB RAM and 8GB internal memory running on a 1GHz dual-core processor. It includes a 5MP camera on the back, but no front-facing camera for video calls.

The smartphone will be sold exclusively through Harvey Norman outlets for $486.

 
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
 

Copyright © CRN Australia. All rights reserved.

Sony debuts 'floating touch' Xperia Sola in Oz
 
 
 
 
 
Top Stories
Datacom signs mega data centre deal with NextDC
Perth is first cab off the rank.
 
NewLease hires former MYOB and Oracle man as new CEO
Following death of co-founder Douglas Tutus.
 
Aussie firm aims to build 10,000-strong software army
Revolution IT banks on crowdsourcing to help win business.
 
Sign up to receive CRN email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Polls
Which mobile device couldn't you live without?


Latest Comments
CRN Magazine

Issue: 329 | July 2014

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.