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Sony Mobile Unveils Xperia miro and Xperia tipo – Stylish, Fun and Easy to Use Smartphones

June 13, 2012

LONDON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

        - Xperia miro provides deep Facebook integration and Sony's xLOUD audio
          technology in a slim and stylish design
        - Xperia tipo comes in both single and dual SIM version for consumers looking
          for value and functionality
        - Both smartphones launch on latest Android(TM) platform - Ice Cream Sandwich

Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today announced two new Xperia(TM)
smartphones
[http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/xperia?utm_source=sactive&utm_medium=pressrelease&utm_campaign=xperia ]
, Xperia miro and Xperia tipo. Xperia miro is a slim and stylish
smartphone available in a fun range of colours with deep integration of Facebook(TM)
throughout contacts, photo gallery and the music player, plus Sony’s xLOUD(TM) audio
technology for crisp and loud sound. Xperia tipo is designed to be easy to use enabling
consumers to get the most from their smartphones – whether browsing the web, sharing
pictures or downloading apps. Xperia tipo will also be available in a dual SIM version -
Xperia tipodual – so that consumers can switch between tariffs with just one touch to stay
on the most cost effective plan. Both smartphones will launch globally in calendar Q3
2012.

“Xperia miro and Xperia tipo are for consumers looking for entertainment experiences
and functionality traditionally associated with high-end Android smartphones”, said Calum
MacDougall, Director Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications.” “Xperia miro is for
those who want an integrated social media and a great music experience while Xperia tipo
is for consumers who want to realise the benefits of a smartphone for the first time as
they migrate from a feature phone.”

Xperia miro -the fun social smartphone
[http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-miro?utm_source=sactive&utm_medium=pressrelease&utm_campaign=xperiamiro ]
from Sony

Xperia miro is a slim, stylish smartphone with Facebook social experiences integrated
throughout. Users are alerted to new incoming messages and social updates with colourful
illuminations, and can easily video chat with friends using the front facing camera. To
provide great music entertainment it integrates Sony’s xLOUD audio technology, giving
crisp and loud sound. Xperia miro comes pre-installed with Music Unlimited* from Sony
Entertainment Network, providing instant access to millions** of music tracks on the move.

Key features for Xperia miro

        - 3.5" display for great browsing and entertainment experiences
        - Launching on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
        - 5MP camera and brilliant quality video recording at 30fps
        - Sony's xLOUD audio technology gives crisp and loud sound
        - Deep Facebook integration with contacts, gallery and the music player for
          sharing and discovery
        - Customisable illuminations for incoming messages and social updates
        - Front-facing camera for video chat between smartphones, tablets and PCs
        - Contactless DLNA connectivity to easily view content like photos and videos on
          a TV, tablet and PC
        - Powerful battery with >24hrs usage time
        - Available in black, black/pink, white and white/gold colours

Xperia tipo – the affordable and easy to use smartphone

Xperia tipo
[http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-tipo?utm_source=sactive&utm_medium=pressrelease&utm_campaign=xperiatipo ]
offers a simple and easy to use smartphone
experience targeting consumers who may be purchasing their first smartphone. With a
dedicated set-up guide, a built-in application enabling users to monitor their data usage,
excellent battery life and the latest Android platform – Ice Cream Sandwich – consumers
can make the most of their smartphone experience.

Key features for Xperia tipo

        - 3.2" scratch-resistant mineral glass display
        - Launching on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
        - 3.2MP camera
        - Dedicated set-up guide
        - Data management solution to identify data usage
        - Bluetooth and Wi-Fi(TM) for easy content sharing and web access
        - Powerful battery, 1500 maH, with >24hrs usage time
        - Available in red, white, blue and black

*Sony Entertainment Network services are subject to availabilityby region, please see
http://www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com for more details.

**The number of available songs varies by region.

        All services mentioned may not be available in every market.

        Colours       Xperia miro                          Xperia tipo
                      Black                                Classic black
                      Black pink                           Classic white
                      White                                Deep red
                      White gold                           Navy blue

        Facts         Size: 113 x 59.4 x 9.9 mm            Size: 103 x 57 x 13 mm
                      Weight: 110 grams                    Weight: 99.4 grams
                      Operating system: Google             Operating system: Google
                      Android(TM) 4.0 (Ice Cream           Android(TM) 4.0 (Ice Cream
                      Sandwich)                            Sandwich)
                      Processor: 800 MHz Qualcomm          Processor: 800 MHz Qualcomm
                      MSM7225A                             Snapdragon(TM) MSM7225AA

        Camera        5 megapixel camera                   3.2 megapixel camera
                      4x digital zoom                      4x digital zoom
                      Auto focus                           Geotagging
                      Flash/Photo flash                    Self-timer
                      Flash/Photo light                    Send to web
                      Front-facing camera (VGA)            Touch capture
                      Geotagging                           Video recording
                      Self-timer
                      Send to web
                      Touch capture
                      Video light
                      Video recording

        Music         Album art                            Album art
                      Bluetooth(TM) stereo (A2DP)          Bluetooth(TM) stereo (A2DP)
                      Manual equalizer                     PlayNow(TM) service
                      Walkman(TM) player                   Music Player
                      PlayNow(TM) service                  TrackID(TM) music
                      TrackID(TM) music recognition        recognition application
                      xLoud(TM) Experience                 xLoud(TM) Experience
        Internet      Bookmarks                            Bookmarks
                      Google Play(TM)                      Google Play(TM)
                      Google(TM) search                    Google(TM) search
                      Google Voice(TM) Search              Google Voice(TM) Search
                      Google Maps(TM) for Mobile with      Google Maps(TM) for mobile with
                      with Street View and Latitude(TM)    Street view and Latitude(TM)
                      NeoReader(TM) barcode scanner        NeoReader(TM) barcode scanner
                      Web browser (WebKit(TM))             Pan & zoom
                                                           Web browser (WebKit(TM))

        Communication Call list                            Call list
                      Conference calls                     Conference calls
                      Facebook(TM) application             Facebook(TM) application
                      Xperia(TM) with Facebook(TM)         Google Talk(TM)
                      Friends application                  Speakerphone
                      Google Talk(TM) application
                      Google Talk(TM) video chat
                      Multiple IM
                      Speakerphone
                      Twitter(TM) (Timescape(TM)
                      integration)
                      Video chat ready
                      Xperia(TM) Timescape(TM)

        Messaging     Conversations                        Conversations
                      Email                                Email
                      Gmail(TM)                            Gmail(TM)
                      Handwriting recognition              Handwriting recognition
                      Instant messaging                    Instant messaging
                      Multimedia messaging (MMS)           Picture messaging (MMS)
                      Predictive text input                Predictive text input
                      Text messaging (SMS)                 Text messaging (SMS)
         Design       Auto rotation                        Auto rotate
                      Gesture input                        Keyboard (on-screen, 12 key)
                      On-screen 12-key keyboard            Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)
                      On-screen QWERTY keyboard            Picture wallpaper
                      Picture wallpaper                    Touch screen
                      Touch screen                         Wallpaper animation
                      Wallpaper animation

        Entertainment 3D games                             3D games
                      Media browser                        Media browser
                      Motion gaming                        Motion gaming
                      Radio (FM radio with RDS)            Radio (FM radio with RDS)
                      Sony Entertainment Network           Sony Entertainment Network
                      Video streaming                      Video streaming
                      YouTube(TM)                          YouTube(TM)
        Organiser     Airplane mode                        Alarm clock
                      Alarm clock                          Airplane mode
                      Calculator                           Calculator
                      Calendar                             Calendar
                      Contacts                             Contacts
                      Document readers                     E-Manual
                      eCompass(TM)                         Infinite button
                      E-Manual                             Setup Wizard
                      Infinite button
                      Notes
                      Tasks
                      Setup Wizard
        Connectivity  3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)             3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
                      aGPS                                 aGPS
                      Bluetooth(TM) wireless technology    Bluetooth(TM) wireless technology
                      DLNA Certified(R)                    Media Transfer Protocol support
                      Media Transfer Protocol support      Micro USB support
                      Micro USB support                    Native USB tethering
                      Native USB tethering                 Synchronisation via Facebook(TM)
                      Media Go(TM)                         Synchronisation via Google(TM) Sync
                      PC Companion                         Synchronisation via Exchange
                      Synchronisation via                  ActiveSync(R)
                      Facebook(TM)                         USB High speed 2.0 support
                      Synchronisation via SyncML(TM)       USB mass storage
                      Synchronisation via Google(TM)       Wi-Fi(R)
                      Synchronisation with computer        Wi-Fi(R) Hotspot functionality
                      Synchronisation via Microsoft(R)
                      Exchange ActiveSync(R)
                      USB High speed 2.0 support
                      USB mass storage
                      Wi-Fi(R)
                      Wi-Fi(R) Hotspot functionality
       Display        3.5"                                 3.2"
                      320 x 480 pixels                     320 x 480 pixels
                      16,777,216 colour TFT                262,000 colour TFT
                      Scratch-resistant glass              Scratch-resistant mineral glass

        Memory        Internal phone storage: 4 GB         Internal phone storage: 2.9
                      (up to 2.2 GB user-accessible        GB (up to 2.5 GB
                      memory)*                             user-accessible memory)*
                      Expansion slot: microSD(TM), up      Expansion slot: microSD(TM),
                      to 32 GB                             up to 32 GB

        Networks      UMTS HSPA 900 (Band VIII), 2100      UMTS HSPA 900 (Band VIII),
                      (Band I)                             2100 (Band I)
                      GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800,        GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900,
                      1900                                 1800, 1900
                      UMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 1900         UMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 1900
                      (Band II), 2100 (Band I)             (Band II), 2100 (Band I)
                      GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800,        GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900,
                      1900                                 1800, 1900
        Battery life  1500 mAh typical, 1460 mAh           Battery: 1500 mAh Typical,
                      minium                               1460 mAh Minium
                      Talk time GSM: Up to 5 hrs**         Talk time GSM: Up to 5 hrs**
                      Standby time GSM: Up to 470          Standby time GSM: Up to 470
                      hrs**                                hrs**
                      Talk time UMTS: Up to 6 hrs**        Talk time UMTS: Up to 4.5 hrs**
                      Standby time UMTS: Up to 545 hrs**   Standby time UMTS: Up to 545 hrs**
                      Music listening time: Up to 36       Music listening time: Up to
                      hrs 30 min                           30 hrs
                      Video playback time: Up to 8 hrs     Video playback time: Up to 3 hrs

        In the kit    Xperia(TM) miro, battery,            Xperia(TM) tipo, battery,
                      charger, micro USB cable for         charger, micro USB cable for
                      charging, synchronisation and        charging, synchronisation
                      file transfer, and user              and file transfer, and user
                      documentation.                       documentation.

* Internal phone storage comprising 1GB System memory used for firmware, 766MB Phone
memory for downloaded applications, and 2.2 GB Internal storage used for music, pictures,
movies, and some application data

**Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery
performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

Sony “make.believe”, Bravia and Exmor R are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Sony Corporation. “xLOUD” is a registered trademark or a trademark of Sony Corporation.
Xperia is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Mobile Communications AB.
Android(TM) is a trademark of Google Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks
are property of their respective owners.

About Sony Mobile Communications

Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading
global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information
technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. With its music,
pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be
the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia(TM)
smartphone portfolio, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology,
premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony’s world of networked
entertainment experiences. For more information: http://www.sonymobile.com

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