9to5Google played with Sony’s official James Bond smartphone, the Xperia TL, last month at a media event in New York City, but now the rest of the world can experience the 007 action starting Nov. 2.
Sony just announced the ICS-powered smartphone would land on AT&T for $99.99 with a two-year contract. For a reminder as to what this 4.55-inch LTE and NFC-capable device boasts, check out our brief hands-on. More information regarding the phone’s Bond connection and upcoming AT&T debut is in the press release below.
Oh, and Sony previously promised a Jelly Bean upgrade would come “soon.” Yeah, not too specific.
YouTube video after the break, too.
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- Sony adds ICS-powered Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia J smartphones and Xperia Tablet S to its lineup [Photos] (9to5google.com)
- Sony explains Xperia V’s sensor-on-lens touchscreen tech (9to5google.com)
- Hands-on with AT&T’s Sony Xperia TL (Gallery) (9to5google.com)
Sony Xperia TL available from AT&T beginning Nov. 2
Beginning Nov. 2, AT&T* will give everyday people the chance to live like James Bond with the launch of the Sony Xperia™ TL for $99.99 with a two-year agreement. Featured in the upcoming 007 film,Skyfall, Xperia TL features Sony’s best HD capture and viewing experiences and the ability to share content across multiple devices through One-touch connectivity with near field communication (NFC). A look at Xperia TL’s features in action is available in this video.
The Xperia TL’s 13-megapixel primary camera brings even the smallest of details to life. This high resolution fast capture camera takes quality images swiftly with its quick launch feature, going from standby mode (sleep) to first shot in just 1.5 seconds, making sure 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.
Xperia TL offers Sony’s best HD viewing on a smartphone with a superb 4.6-inch HD Reality Display (1280 x 720), powered by the Mobile BRAVIA® Engine for razor sharp clarity and brilliance. The viewing experience on Xperia TL is accentuated by a stylish, sleek form factor that emphasizes the display. For those looking to take their content from their smartphone screen to the TV screen, Xperia TL connects through HDMI with MHL support or wirelessly through DLNA.
To make enjoying content across devices even easier, Xperia TL supports One-touch connectivity with NFC. Now, you can conveniently and instantaneously enjoy your 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. To get started with the One-touch experience, Xperia TL comes with one Xperia SmartTag in the box. Using NFC technology, Xperia SmartTags let you perform a variety of customizable functions for different locations and situations.
Featured in the upcoming James Bond cinema release Skyfall, Xperia TL will be used in the film by 007 himself. As the official Bond phone, it will come preloaded with exclusive Bond content which includes behind the scenes footage, interviews, clips, wallpapers, ring tones, and more.
AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network**, covering 275 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.
For more information, please visit www.att.com/xperiatl.