Not long ago we have the Xperia arco S, today Sony Mobile expands its Xperia line again with two new entry-level handsets, the Xperia tipo and the dual-SIM variant Xperia tipodual. The tipo is designed to be easy to use and is targeted at consumers who may be getting their first smartphone. They is powered by a Qualcomm SnapDragon MSM7225A 800MHz processor and 512MB RAM, and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS pre-loaded with a custom UI, a dedicated set-up guide for first time user, and a data usage monitor app.
The tipo and tipodual sport a 3.2-inch 320×480 touchscreen display with scratch-resistant mineral glass, and a 3.2 Megapixel camera. The 2.5GB user-accessible memory may not be enough for you to store your music, video and application, but you can use microSD/SDHC card up to 32GB. The phone supports Bluetooth, aGPS and WIFi connectivity. The dual-SIM model tipodual has two SIM card slots that allow you to use multiple carriers or multiple data plans easily. It has a dedicated hardware button for users to switch between SIMs easily with a simple press. Users can customise each SIM card separately with different ringtones and notifications.
The Xperia tipo and tipodual both include xLOUD sound enhancement. They support quad-band GSM/EDGE and dual-band UMTS HSPA 900, 2100 (850, 1900, 2100 for America version) networks. Coming in Q3, the tipo is available in red, white, blue and black and the tipodual in silver and black.