Sony Xperia Tipo With Dual SIM Support Unveiled
I’m now almost sure Sony will meet the same fate as HTC. If you remember, the latter was launching 2-3 smartphones per month, and while some people thought such a strategy could help the manufacturer to gain huge amounts of money, filling the market with many smartphones with similar features was not a good idea.
Imagine that you buy a smartphone that looks stylish, sports the best features and costs not that cheap. But after a few weeks/months the same manufacturer launches another smartphone that doesn’t yield to yours in any aspect. Of course, you will be disappointed, because it turns out your hardly earned money was wasted on a handset that could have had no competitor for at least a year. And now Sony’s doing the same thing…
A few months ago Sony acquired Ericsson’s share and transformed to another company. With changing the company’s name simply to Sony (dropping the Ericsson moniker), this manufacturer changed its strategy as well — now it announces different Xperia handsets one after another. But what’s more annoying — Sony doesn’t allow users to get used to any device, it announces the next one immediately. The Sony Xperia Tipo Dual, for example, was announced yesterday, soon after the Sony Xperia Miro.
The Xperia Tipo (Dual) is a low-end smartphone that supports dual SIM cards. It doesn’t boast of an outstanding design or an attractive specs list, but such handsets are always cheap and capable of serving you long and secure.
The key features of this device include a 3.2-inch touchscreen with 480×320 pixel resolution, an 800MHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 2GB of native storage that can be expanded thanks to microSD card slot, a 5MP rear camera and a VGA frontal camera. It also runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is perhaps the best feature it has. The phone weights less than 100 grams and is very comfortable to hold in a hand.
The launch date of the Sony Xperia Tipo Dual is set to be this summer, and it will be available in Asia and Europe at different price tags.