CES 2012 & Xperia S(exy)!

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a major technology-related trade show held each January in Las Vegas. Not open to the public, the show typically hosts previews of products and new product announcements.
This year Sony have a 30,000sq ft ‘booth’ in which to show off their wares for this year, and, with the acqusition of the remaning 50% of Sony Ericsson, they are showing off their very latest developments in mobiles. And how!
Coming out guns blazing, Sony have unleashed the dazzling beast known as the Xperia S. Strange naming aside – I thought it would’ve been called the HD, personally – it’s a fantastic piece of kit that lives up to the rumours and hype I’ve been dishing out on here for the last couple months.
In terms of mouth-watering specifications, the S sports:
* 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
* 32GB of flash memory
* 1 to 1.5GB of internal memory
* 1GB of RAM – finally!
* 4.3 inch HD Reality display
* 12MP rear camera with…
* …1080p HD video recording
* 1.3MP front camera with…
* …720p HD video
* 1750mAh battery
* HDMI out
* PlayStation certified

Promo video for the XS can be found here.

Based on these specs, it seems Sony has answered a call to arms from it’s fanbase and is a direct shot across the bows to the iPhone and its proponents. Sure, there are a few niggles; no MicroSD support and a sealed battery, but this really is no different to the iPhone. In fact, I’m going to go so far as to say, now the details are confirmed, this will quite neatly piss over the competiton this year AND it’s not the only handset of this calibre that’s being released!
The end of Q1 and the next Test Lab meet can’t get here fast enough – using and reviewing this handset is going to be an absolute treat! And it’s going to get even better when Ice Cream Sandwich arrives in Q2!


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