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O2 will sell the Sony Xperia E from March

Budget Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphone comes to the UK next month
Mon Feb 18 2013, 10:12
Sony Xperia E with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

BUBBLY UK MOBILE OPERATOR O2 has revealed that it will sell the Sony Xperia E from March, following the handset's launch in December.

Keen to add yet another Sony phone to its Android handset lineup, O2 has added the Xperia E to its Coming Soon page. The listing reveals that the handset will tip up in the UK next month, despite original expectations for a February release, although there's no word on its pricing yet.

The Xperia E is likely to be pretty cheap, though, as indicated by the its mid-range specifications. It has a 3.5in 480x320 touchscreen and a 1GHz Cortex A5 processor, although the phone does come running the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

"The Xperia E is perfect for those seeking affordable access to the quality and functionality more traditionally associated with high-end Android smartphones," Sony boasted at the handset's launch.

The pint-sized smartphone also features a 3.15MP camera, 4GB of built-in storage expandable to 32GB via microSD and a 1,530mAh battery. Once released next month, the Sony Xperia E will be available in black, white and pink.

Although unconfirmed, it's likely that Sony will add more budget Android phones to its lineup at Mobile World Congress next week, and we'll be there to bring you all the latest. µ


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