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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: June 20, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

    New tech: Sony Miro & Tipo

    Ciara O'Brien

    Check out the latest additions to Sony’s mobile phone range, The Xperia Miro and Tipo, both running Ice Cream Sandwich, are fresh from the factory floor and will be available later in the year.

    In the meantime, some info:

    Xperia Miro

    The Android handset has all the good looks of the Xperia S and U, and manages to cram some entertainment in there too. The display weighs in at 3.5 inches, with a 5-megapixel camera that records at 50 frames per second. It’s going for deep Facebook integration throughout the contacts, gallery and the music player. Contactless DLNA connectivity allows you to view photos and videos on a TV, tablet and PC. You can also video chat.

    But never mind all that; the most impressive thing is the battery: according to the documentation, it’s got about 24 hours of usage.

     

    Xperia Tipo

    The Tipo isn’t aiming for quite the same audience. It still looks good, but it’s designed to be easy to use. It also comes in both single and dual sim format, so if you’re a frequent traveller, you don’t have to bother with changing over your sim card. The screen is slightly smaller, at 3.2 inches. The camera is also slightly lower in quality – 3.2 megapixels. There’s also a dedicated set-up guide on the phone to walk you through it.