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New Xperia Smartphone Series With Sony’s Best HD Experiences Deliver Next Step in Connected Entertainment

August 29, 2012

BERLIN, August 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

        - Xperia T and Xperia V combine Sony's best HD experiences, easy
          connectivity with 'One-touch' sharing enabled by NFC and award-winning arc design
        - Sony's media applications introduce a consistent user experience across Sony
          devices including the new Xperia Tablet S
        - Xperia J makes stylish smartphone design affordable with a standout screen
          size

Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today announced a new range of Xperia(TM)
smartphones
[http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/xperia/?utm_source=sactive&utm_medium=pressrelease&utm_campaign=xperia ]
, along with the first Xperia Tablet from Sony Corporation at the
consumer electronics show IFA. Featuring in the upcoming James Bond cinema release
Skyfall, Xperia T (also coming in a variant known as Xperia TX for some specific markets)
is the new global flagship model, providing Sony’s best HD smartphone
[http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-t/?utm_source=sactive&utm_medium=pressrelease&utm_campaign=xperiat ]
screen, camera and easy ‘One-touch’ functions
enabled by NFC (Near Field Communications). Xperia V
[http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-v/?utm_source=sactive&utm_medium=pressrelease&utm_campaign=xperiav ]
shares many of the same great features with Xperia
T, but is also LTE enabled for superfast network performance and comes with the highest
level of water resistance in smartphone. Xperia J
[http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/phones/xperia-j/?utm_source=sactive&utm_medium=pressrelease&utm_campaign=xperiaj ]
has eye-catching design with a stand-out screen size
for consumers looking to combine great style with affordability. Xperia Tablet S
[http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/tablets/xperia-tablet-s/?utm_source=sactive&utm_medium=pressrelease&utm_campaign=xperiatablets ]
brings Xperia to the world of tablet
for the first time. Xperia T will launch globally over the next few weeks. Xperia V and
Xperia J will launch globally in calendar Q4 2012.

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“This year’s IFA marks an important milestone for Sony and Sony Mobile Communications.
Xperia smartphones are at the heart of Sony’s mobile strategy of delivering a consistent
user experience across devices, enabling consumers to easily and quickly access the world
of entertainment that Sony delivers,” commented Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO of Sony
Mobile Communications.

Xperia smartphones: best of Sony’s technology and design

Xperia T and Xperia V combine Sony’s best screen, camera and connectivity to provide
consumers with the best HD experience with which to enjoy content on any screen, any time.
Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia J build on the same design language first introduced by the
award-winning* Xperia arc and Xperia arc S – combining a slim form factor with an emphasis
on the display for excellent viewing.

More entertainment with Sony’s media applications and Music Unlimited

Sony’s media applications (“WALKMAN(R)”, Album and Movies) combine the best of Sony’s
technologies and connect consumers to a variety of entertainment services. They form an
integral part of the UI on Xperia smartphones, tablets and VAIO PCs to deliver a
consistent and superior entertainment experience.

        - Through the "WALKMAN" application, consumers can easily enjoy Sony's
          recommended sound in ultimate clarity and presence across the entire spectrum of sound
          by just activating Sony's ClearAudio+ mode***. A wide variety of music can be accessed
          from this application, including consumer's music stored in their PCs, a list of songs
          "liked" by a consumer's Facebook friends and millions of songs through Music
          Unlimited.
        - The Album application combines an intuitive user interface that enables
          consumers to view, sort, and share pictures with an ability to consolidate photos
          posted on social media such as Facebook.
        - Consumers can enjoy video content in high picture and sound quality through
          the Movies application. It also provides movies synopsis from the rich database of
          Gracenote.

Furthermore, with Album and Movies applications, consumers can remotely enjoy their
photos and movie content stored in their home digital media servers.

Xperia smartphones shipping from September until the end of the year will come with a
free 60 day trial of Sony Entertainment Network’s[**] cloud-based digital streaming music
service Music Unlimited giving consumers the opportunity to subscribe directly from their
Xperia and enjoy access to millions and millions of tracks.

‘One-touch’ functions for content sharing

Sony is putting NFC at the heart of content sharing through its ‘One-touch’ function,
taking NFC beyond the traditional uses such as eticketing and payments. Now, consumers can
easily and instantaneously enjoy their music and photos across an array of NFC enabled
Sony devices, by simply touching one to another to establish a wireless connection without
a cumbersome pairing process. For example, Xperia T and Xperia V users can stream music
wirelessly with ‘One-touch’ to the new Sony SRS-BTV5 NFC enabled speaker, also announced
today at IFA.

Product Details

Xperia T key features:

        - 4.6" HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA(R) Engine for razor
          sharp clarity
        - 13MP fast capture camera that goes from sleep mode to snap in just over a
          second
        - Full 1080p HD video recording capabilities and a 720p HD front camera for the
          highest quality content
        - Easy connectivity with 'One-touch' function enabled by NFC
        - PlayStation(TM) Certified
        - Latest generation 1.5GHz dual core processor for improved battery life, fast
          performance and ultra sharp graphics
        - Android version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Will be upgraded to Android
          version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) following launch. Detailed timing to follow
        - MHL connectivity for viewing content on a big screen without the need for a
          charger
        - Use Xperia TV Dock with MHL to HDMI converter and charging connector to enjoy
          photos and videos on an HDMI enabled TV
        - In some markets Xperia T will be known as Xperia TX
        - Available in Black, Silver and White colours

Xperia V key features:

        - 4.3" HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for razor
          sharp clarity
        - 13 MP fast capture camera with full HD video recording.
        - Latest generation 1.5GHz dual core processor for improved battery life, fast
          performance and ultra sharp graphics
        - LTE for the fastest data download speeds (in markets where technology is
          available)
        - Easy connectivity with One-touch 'One-touch' enabled by NFC
        - Clear audio+ for the highest level of sound quality
        - PlayStation(TM) Certified
        - Android version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Will be upgraded to Android
          version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) following launch. Detailed timing to follow
        - Highest levels of dust and water resistance in a smartphone (IP55/57[+])
          ensure protection from the effects of immersion up to 1m for 30 minutes
        - MHL connectivity for viewing content on a big screen without the need for a
          charger
        - Available in Black, Pink and White colours

Xperia J key features:

        - 9.2mm slim stylish design
        - Large 4.0" FWVGA Display
        - Social media updates with illumination
        - 5MP AF camera
        - Front chat camera
        - Available in Black, Gold, White and Pink colours

Xperia Tablet S key features:

        - Slim new aluminium body and splash-proof design
        - 9.4" HD display with OptiContrast(TM) Panel with low-friction coating
        - NVIDIA(R) Tegra(R) 3 quad-core processor and Android 4.0.3 operating system
        - Various experiences with original applications and Sony's network services
        - Optimized accessories (sold separately) to enhance experiences in every scene

For more information, images and videos please visit:

http://www.sonymobile.com/pressreleases

* Xperia arc S and Xperia arc are winners of the EISA (European Imaging and Sound
Association) award for European Camera Phone 2011-2012. Xperia arc is also the winner of
the prestigious red dot Product Design Award 2011

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

*** Clear Audio+ mode is introduced on Xperia V.

+IP55/57 Rating = Protected against dust-limited to ingress (no harmful deposits) and
the effects of immersion between 15 cm and 1 m for 30 minutes

              All services mentioned may not be available in every market.

                      Xperia T           Xperia V            Xperia J
        Colours                                              Black
                      Black
                                         Black               Gold
                      Silver
                                         Pink                Pink
                      White
                                         White               White
        Facts         Size: 129.4 x 67.3
                      x 9.35 mm          Size: 129 x 65 x
                                         10.7 mm             Size: 124.3 x 61.2 x
                      Weight: 139 grams                      9.2 mm
                                         Weight: 120 grams
                      Operating system:                      Weight: 124 grams
                      Google(TM) Android Operating system:
                      4.0 (Ice Cream     Google(TM) Android  Operating system:
                      Sandwich)          4.0 (Ice Cream      Google(TM) Android
                                         Sandwich)           4.0 (Ice Cream
                      Processor: 1.5 GHz                     Sandwich)
                      Qualcomm Krait     Processor: 1.5 GHz
                      MSM8260-A Dual     Qualcomm MSM8960    Processor: 1 GHz
                      Core               Dual Core           Qualcomm MSM7227A

        Camera                           3D Sweep Panorama
                      13 megapixel
                      camera             13 megapixel camera
                      16x digital zoom   16x digital zoom
                      Auto focus         Auto focus
                      Face detection     Face detection
                      Flash / Photo      Flash/Photo light
                      light
                                         Flash/Photo flash
                      Flash / Photo
                      flash              Front-facing camera
                                         (VGA)
                      Front-facing
                      camera (720p)      Geotagging
                      Geotagging         HD video recording
                                         (1080p)
                      HD video recording                     5 megapixel camera
                      (1080p)            Image stabiliser
                                                             4x digital zoom
                      Image stabiliser   Red-eye reduction
                                                             Auto focus
                      Red-eye reduction  Self-timer
                                                             Flash/Photo flash
                      Self-timer         Send to web
                                                             Front-facing camera
                      Scene recognition  Smile detection     (VGA)
                      Send to web        Sony Exmor R(TM)    Geotagging
                                         for mobile image
                      Sony Exmor R(TM)   sensor              Image stabilizer
                      for mobile image
                      sensor             HDR                 Self-timer
                      Touch capture      Superior Auto       Send to web
                      Touch focus        Sweep Multi Angle   Touch capture
                      Video light        Touch focus         Touch focus
                      Video recording    Video light         Video light
                      Video stabiliser   Video recording     Video recording

        Music                            Album art
                      3D surround sound
                                         Bluetooth(TM)
                      Album art          stereo (A2DP)       Album art
                      Bluetooth(TM)      Clear Audio+        Bluetooth(TM) stereo
                      stereo (A2DP)                          (A2DP)
                                         Clear bass
                      Clear bass                             Clear Bass
                                         Clear stereo
                      Clear stereo                           Clear Stereo
                                         Manual equalizer
                      "WALKMAN"                              Manual equalizer
                      application        Music Player
                                                             PlayNow(TM) service
                      PlayNow(TM)        TrackID(TM) music
                      service            recognition         TrackID(TM) music
                                                             recognition
                      TrackID(TM) music  "WALKMAN"
                      recognition        application         "WALKMAN"
                                                             application
                      xLoud(TM)          xLoud(TM)
                      Experience         Experience          xLoud(TM) Experience

        Internet      Google Play(TM)    Bookmarks
                                                             Bookmarks
                      Bookmarks          Google Play(TM)
                                                             Google Play(TM)
                      Google(TM) search  Google(TM) search
                                                             Google(TM) search
                      Google Voice(TM)   Google Voice(TM)
                      Search             Search              Google Voice(TM)
                                                             Search
                      Google Maps(TM)    Google Maps(TM) for
                      for Mobile with    Mobile with         Google Maps(TM) for
                      Street view and    Navigation, Places  Mobile with
                      Latitude(TM)       and Latitude (TM)
                                                             Street view and
                      NeoReader(TM)      NeoReader(TM)       Latitude(TM)
                      barcode scanner    barcode scanner
                                                             NeoReader(TM)
                      Pan & zoom         Pan & zoom          barcode scanner
                      Web browser        Web browser         Web browser
                      (WebKit(TM))       (WebKit(TM))        (WebKit(TM))

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

        Messaging     Conversations      Conversations       Conversations
                      Email              Email               Email
                      Gmail(TM)          Google Mail(TM)     Google mail(TM)
                      Instant Messaging  Messaging           Handwriting
                                                             recognition
                      Multimedia         Multimedia
                      messaging (MMS)    messaging (MMS)     Instant messaging
                      Predictive text    Predictive text     Multimedia messaging
                      input              input               (MMS)
                      Sound recorder     Sound recorder      Predictive text
                                                             input
                      Text messaging     Text messaging
                      (SMS)              (SMS)               Text messaging (SMS)

        Design                           Auto rotation
                      Auto rotation
                                         Gesture input
                      Gesture input
                                         Gyroscope
                      On-screen QWERTY
                      keyboard           HD Reality Display
                                         with Sony
                      Picture wallpaper                      Auto rotation
                                         Mobile BRAVIA(R)
                      Reality Display    Engine 2            Gesture input
                      with Mobile
                                         On-screen QWERTY    On-screen 12-key
                      BRAVIA(R) Engine   keyboard            keyboard
                      Screenshot         Dustproof (IP5X)    On-screen QWERTY
                      capturing          and Water resistant keyboard
                                         (IPX5/7)
                      Touch screen                           Picture wallpaper
                                         Screenshot
                      Live Wallpaper     capturing           Touch screen
                      Voice input        Wallpaper           Wallpaper animation

        Entertainment                    3D Album
                                         3D games
                                         Media browser
                      Accelerated Adobe
                      Flash Video        Motion gaming
                                                             3D games
                      Motion gaming      PlayStation(R)
                                         Certified           Media browser
                      Radio (FM radio
                      with RDS)          Radio (FM radio     Motion gaming
                                         with RDS)
                      Sony Entertainment                     Radio (FM radio with
                      Network            Sony Entertainment  RDS)
                                         Network
                      Xperia(TM)                             Sony Entertainment
                      Mediascape         TV launcher         Network
                      Video streaming    Video streaming     Video streaming
                      YouTube(TM)        YouTube(TM)         YouTube(TM)

        Organiser     Airplane mode
                      Alarm clock        Airplane mode
                      Calculator         Alarm clock
                                                             Airplane mode
                      Calendar           Calculator
                                                             Alarm clock
                      Contacts           Calendar
                                                             Calculator
                      Document editors   Contacts
                                                             Calendar
                      Document readers   Document readers
                                                             Contacts
                      eCompass(TM)       eCompass(TM)
                                                             Document readers
                      Infinite button    Infinite button
                                                             eCompass(TM)
                      Smart Connect      Notes
                                                             E-Manual
                      Notes              OfficeSuite
                                                             Infinite button
                      Setup guide        Setup guide
                                                             Notes
                      Stopwatch          Stopwatch
                                                             Tasks
                      Tasks              Tasks
                                                             Setup Wizard
                      Timer              Timer

        Connectivity                     3.5 mm audio jack
                                         (CTIA)
                      3.5 mm audio jack  aGPS
                      (CTIA)
                                         Bluetooth(TM)       3.5 mm audio jack
                      aGPS               wireless technology (CTIA)
                      Bluetooth(TM)      DLNA Certified(R)   aGPS
                      wireless
                      technology         GLONASS             Bluetooth(TM)
                                                             wireless technology
                      DLNA Certified(R)  Media Go(TM)
                                                             DLNA Certified(R)
                      MHL support        Media Transfer
                                         Protocol support    Media Transfer
                      MediaGo(TM)                            Protocol support
                                         MHL
                      Media Transfer                         Micro USB support
                      Protocol support   Micro USB support
                                                             Native USB tethering
                      Micro USB support  Native USB
                                         tethering           Media Go(TM)
                      Native USB
                      tethering          NFC                 PC Companion
                      NFC                PC Companion        Synchronisation via
                                                             Facebook(TM)
                      PC Companion       Synchronisation via
                                         Facebook(TM)        Synchronisation via
                      Synchronisation                        SyncML(TM)
                      via SyncML(TM)     Synchronisation via
                                         SyncML(TM)          Synchronisation via
                      Synchronisation                        Google(TM)
                      with computer      Synchronisation via
                                         Google(TM)          Synchronisation with
                      Synchronisation                        computer
                      via Microsoft(R)   Synchronisation
                      Exchange           with computer       Synchronisation via
                      ActiveSync(R)                          Microsoft(R)
                                         Synchronisation via Exchange
                      USB High speed 2.0 Microsoft(R)        ActiveSync(R)
                      support            Exchange
                                         ActiveSync(R)       USB High speed 2.0
                      USB mass storage                       support
                                         USB High speed 2.0
                      USB support        support             USB mass storage
                      Wi-Fi(R)           Wi-Fi(R)            Wi-Fi(R)
                      Wi-Fi(R) Hotspot   Wi-Fi(R) Hotspot    Wi-Fi(R) Hotspot
                      functionality      functionality       functionality


        Display                          4.3" 720p HD
                      4.55" 720p HD      Reality Display
                      Reality Display    with Mobile
                      with Mobile        BRAVIA(R) Engine2
                      BRAVIA(R) Engine
                                         1280 x 720 pixels   4.0"
                      1280 x 720 pixels
                                         16,777,216 colour   480 x 854 pixels
                      16,777,216 colour  TFT
                      TFT                                    16,777,216 colour
                                         Shatter proof sheet TFT
                      Shatter proof      on
                      sheet on           scratch-resistant   Scratch-resistant
                      scratch-resistant  glass               glass
                      glass

        Memory        Flash memory: Up   Flash memory: Up to Flash memory: Up to
                      to 16 GB*          8 GB*               4 GB*
                      Memory card        Memory card         Memory card support:
                      support:           support:            microSD(TM), up to
                      microSD(TM), up to microSD(TM), up to  32GB
                      32GB               32GB
                                                             * Memory comprises
                      * Memory comprises * Memory comprises  650 MB of firmware
                      approximate 2.5 GB 1.2 GB of firmware, (using 1.3 GB
                      of firmware, 2 GB  2 GB of "Phone      physical memory to
                      of "Phone memory"  memory" for         secure against
                      for downloaded     downloaded          memory errors), 766
                      applications and   applications, and   MB of "Phone memory"
                      10.8 GB of         about 3.7 GB of     for downloaded
                      "Internal storage" "Internal storage"  applications, and
                      for music,         for music, pictures around 2 GB of
                      pictures, movies   and movies, and     "Internal storage"
                      and some           some application    for music, pictures
                      application data.  data.               and movies, and some
                                                             application data.

        Networks                                             UMTS HSPA 900 (Band
                                                             VIII), 2100 (Band I)
                      UMTS HSPA+ 850     UMTS HSPA+ 850      GSM GPRS/EDGE 850,
                      (Band V), 900      (Band V), 900 (Band 900, 1800, 1900
                      (Band VIII), 1700  VIII), 2100 (Band
                      (Band IV), 1900    I) GSM EDGE 850,    UMTS HSPA 850 (Band
                      (Band II), 2100    900, 1800, 1900     V), 1900 (Band II),
                      (Band I)                               2100 (Band I)
                                         LTE Band I, Band
                      GSM EDGE 850, 900, III, Band V, Band   GSM GPRS/EDGE 850,
                      1800, 1900         VII                 900, 1800, 1900

        Battery life                     Talk time (GSM): Up
                      Talk time          to 7 hours**
                      GSM/GPRS: Up to 7
                      hrs**              Standby time (GSM):
                                         Up to 300 hours**   Talk time GSM/GPRS:
                      Standby time                           Up to 5 hrs 36 min**
                      GSM/GPRS: Up to    Talk time (UMTS):
                      450 hrs**          Up to 7 hours**     Standby time
                                                             GSM/GPRS: Up to 607
                      Talk time UMTS: Up Standby time        hrs**
                      to 7 hrs**         (UMTS): Up to 400
                                         hours**             Talk time UMTS: Up
                      Standby time UMTS:                     to 7 hrs 18 min**
                      Up to 410 hrs**    Standby time (LTE):
                                         Up to 270 hours**   Standby time UMTS:
                      Music listening                        Up to 618 hrs**
                      time: Up to 16     Music listening
                      hrs**              time: Up to 18      Music listening
                                         hours**             time: Up to 39 hrs
                      Video playback                         24 min**
                      time: Up to 5      Video playback
                      hrs**              time: Up to 4       Video playback time:
                                         hours**             Up to 8 hrs 30 min**
                      **According to GSM
                      Association        **According to GSM  **According to GSM
                      Battery Life       Association Battery Association Battery
                      Measurement        Life Measurement    Life Measurement
                      Technique. Battery Technique. Battery  Technique. Battery
                      performance may    performance may     performance may vary
                      vary depending on  vary depending on   depending on network
                      network conditions network conditions  conditions and
                      and                and configurations, configurations, and
                      configurations,    and phone usage.    phone usage.
                      and phone usage.

        In the kit    Xperia(TM) T, 1850
                      mAh embedded
                      battery, stereo    Xperia(TM) V, 1750  Xperia(TM) J, 1750
                      headset, charger,  mAh battery,        mAh battery,
                      micro USB cable    charger, micro USB  charger, micro USB
                      for charging,      cable for charging, cable for charging,
                      synchronisation    synchronisation and synchronisation and
                      and file transfer, file transfer, and  file transfer, and
                      and user           user documentation  user documentation
                      documentation

Sony “make.believe” and Bravia are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony
Corporation. “PlayStation is a registered trademark or a trademark of Sony Computer
Entertainment Inc. 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.

For more information, images and videos please visit: sonymobile.com/pressreleases
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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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