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Sony Xperia Tipo will tip up on O2 in August

Though the bubbly network is remaining tight lipped about much else
Thu Jul 26 2012, 15:04
Sony Xperia Tipo with Ice Cream Sandwich

BUBBLY MOBILE CARRIER O2 has revealed that the Sony Xperia Tipo will tip up on the network in the UK in August.

Exact dates are yet to be confirmed, but we spotted the Tipo on the network's Coming Soon web page, which states a vague August release date.

However, UK retailer Carephone Warehouse revealed earleir this week that the Tipo will hit store shelves in September.

When we asked, O2 remained tight lipped regarding price, but we'd say the device will retail in the £150 price range.

Running Google's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, Sony's Tipo is powered by an 800MHz Qualcomm CPU and has 512MB of RAM, offering up to four and half hours of talk time over 3G.

With a 3.2in 320x480 touchscreen, a 3.2MP camera, up to 32GB of storage and a 1500mAh battery, it's not the most powerful smartphone out there but for the price, but it certainly will give customers a decent amount of punch for their buck.

When Sony first unveiled it back in June, the Tipo was shown off in a variety of colours including black, white, red and blue. But it seems that not even O2 itself is sure which flavours of the Xperia Tipo it will stock when it touches down in August.

O2 revealed Wednesday that it will start rolling out free WiFi across top London hotspots in time for the Olympics, following the launch of the scheme back in December.

The free WiFi access will be coming to areas such as Leicester Square, Picadilly Circus and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea thanks to the network striking a deal with Westminster Council.

Once signed-up to the scheme, Londoners' smartphones will automatically connect to the free O2 WiFi network. µ


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