Sony Xperia T, the James Bond phone announced for Canada

October 17, 2012
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We have seen the Sony Xperia T announced for several markets in the past. Most notably, back in September when the handset came available for sale in France, Germany and the UK. And well, as of today we have some information regarding Canada. In short, Sony Mobile has announced the upcoming availability of the Xperia T.

The handset, which some may better recognize as the James Bond phone, will be available beginning in November. And perhaps some better news for those interested — it will be available with a handful of carriers. The carrier list includes Bell, Mobilicity, MTS, Rogers and Videotron.

Sony has yet to announce any specific release dates, or any pricing. Of course, with an announcement as such, we more often than not see that arrive from the carriers. In other words, we will remain on the lookout for those details. And given the release is set for next month, we expect those announcements to begin showing up sooner rather than later.

As for the Bond portion, the Xperia T was the handset used by James Bond in Skyfall. The handset will arrive preloaded with goodies such as behind the scenes footage, interviews, clips, wallpapers, ring tones, and “more.” Otherwise, aside from the Bond content, the Xperia T will feature a 4.6-inch HD Reality display, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, NFC, a 720p HD capable front-facing camera, a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording and running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The handset will also get an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean sometime “following” the launch. And lastly, Sony noted that the Xperia T will be available in LTE and HSPA+ variants.

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Sony Mobile brings The Bond Phone to Canadians

Xperia T combines Sony’s best in mobile camera technology, HD viewing and NFC Connectivity

Slim form factor places emphasis on display and delivers next step in connected entertainment

TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2012 /CNW/ – Straight from the latest James Bond theatrical release Skyfall, Sony Mobile Communications announced today Xperia™ T – the Bond phone, the newest Sony smartphone which brings Sony’s best HD experiences, easy connectivity with ‘One-Touch’ sharing enabled by NFC (Near Field Communications) and Sony’s award-winning arc design, will launch in Canada with multiple carriers including Bell, Mobilicity, MTS, Rogers and Videotron this November.

Featured in the upcoming James Bond theatrical release Skyfall, Xperia T will be used in the film by 007 himself. As the official Bond phone, it will come preloaded with exclusive Bond content including behind the scenes footage, interviews, clips, wallpapers, ring tones, and more.

“Entertainment is in our DNA and the Xperia T is the latest example,” said Peter Farmer, Vice President of Marketing for North America, Sony Mobile Communications. “Offering stylish design, easy connectivity and access to premium entertainment anywhere, anytime, the Bond phone will soon be available to Canadians.”

Photo enthusiasts will delight in the impressive images taken with Xperia T’s 13-megapixel primary camera that brings even the smallest of details to life. This high resolution camera captures quality images swiftly with its quick launch feature, going from sleep to snap in just over 1 second, ensuring life’s unexpected moments are not missed. Plus, both the rear and front-facing cameras deliver HD recording capabilities for vivid video capture on the go.

Best of Sony’s technology and design
Xperia T gives consumers the ultimate in HD with a superb 4.6-inch HD display (1280 x 720), powered by the Mobile BRAVIA® Engine for razor-sharp clarity and brilliance. Building on the same design language first introduced by the Xperia arc, the viewing experience on Xperia T is accentuated by a stylish, slim form factor that emphasizes the display. For those looking to take their content from their smartphone to the TV screen, Xperia T connects through MHL or wirelessly through DLNA so you can experience HD content on any screen, at any time.

To make enjoying content across devices even easier, Xperia T supports ‘One-touch’ connectivity through NFC. Now, users can conveniently and instantaneously enjoy music and photos across an array of NFC-enabled devices by simply touching one to another to establish a wireless connection without a cumbersome pairing process.

More entertainment with Sony media applications
Xperia T includes three preloaded Sony media applications, Walkman, Movies, and Album, introducing a consistent user interface across Sony devices. Album will be especially appealing to photo takers with features such as geo-mapping in satellite and traditional map views, more than 25 editing options and improved layout of photo and video folders, both in device and online.

As an added benefit, simply sign-up or access Box* from your Xperia T to grab 50GB of file storage from the cloud – free, for life!

Key Specs for Xperia T:

  • 4.6″ HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • 13MP quick launch-fast capture camera that goes from sleep to snap in just over a second
  • Full 1080p HD video recording and a 720p HD front camera for the highest quality content
  • Easy connectivity with ‘One-touch’ function enabled by NFC
  • Latest generation 1.5GHz dual core processor for improved battery efficiency, fast performance and ultra sharp graphics
  • Android version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) following launch
  • LTE and HSPA + variants available**
  • Available in black

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Comments

  • Kev

    looks sexy, but how good is it compared to similar phones?

  • evale

    I have been using Xperia Arc With Rogers for over a year now and I am really happy with the phone and overall Sony experience. even though since the last update to ICS 4.04 the phone acts slow still its pulling it together. and when comes to Display and Camera quality, it is actually great.
    looking forward to upgrade to a new Sony

    • Simon Tompkins

      Yeah I had it for a while too. It really is a great phone. I was so exited when i first heard they were bringing back a similar phone with the sexy arc design.

  • c00l

    I just sold my (packaged) iPhone 5 and plan to buy this phone when it arrives, can’t wait

  • Simon Tompkins

    This is the most exiting phone on the market for me atm. It has it all. The sexy design of the arc (which ive been itching to see come back!), the playstation store (about bloody time!) and a damn good camera (thank god we have finally broken free of the 8megapixel mediocre camera quality of android!)