sola Sola joins the ranks in Sony Xperia family

The Sony Xperia S was announced in Singapore last week, and today, the company has introduced the new addition to the Xperia range of smartphones – the Xperia sola. The Android smartphone features "floating touch" navigation for web browsing without touching the screen, Near Field Communication (NFC) to launch apps and other actions via Xperia SmartTags, and sports a Reality Display with Mobile Bravia engine for brilliant image display.

sola Sola joins the ranks in Sony Xperia family

The new Sony Xperia sola claims to incorporate the company's proprietary technology to offer users premium entertainment they want. It features a unique "floating touch" navigation that allows users to browse the web, and their home screens by hovering their finger above the screen, without actually touching it. The smartphone is also NFC-enabled and comes with two NFC Xperia SmartTags in the box, which can be personalized with up to 10 commands. Powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, the Xperia sola sports a crisp 3.7-inch Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, xLOUD and 3D surround sound audio technology to deliver superb multimedia experiences. It also comes with fast capture that allows the phone's built-in camera to activate from sleep in just over a second with a single key press.

Comes in black, white and red, the Sony Xperia sola will be available in Q2 this year, initially with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. And upgradeable to Android 4.0 ICS during summer 2012. Pricing details not available at press time.