The right passage for any consumer electronic device would be to check in with the FCC before they are deemed fit for the general public in the market. In recent events with Sony, their Xperia tipo just landed in to the FCC in the US. At the FCC, the Xperia tipo is known as ST21a, if you are interested in model number of this device. According to the news and rumors, the Sony Xperia tipo will see the light of the consumer market sometime down the road. However, this is not guaranteed yet, so people, who were starting to think about getting their hands on this device, will have to wait for its release date to be announced.
For now, we know that the Sony Xperia Tipo is compatible with AT&T’s 3G bands. This sounds pretty typical because the rest of the Sony Xperia handsets are somewhat in the same line as well. However, there is no news what so ever that AT&T will include this handset in their portfolio. So, there is a possibility that this handset will be distributed, SIM-Free via Sony Stores. Others believe that Canada might get its hands on the Sony Xperia tipo as well.
As for the specifications of this handset goes, the Sony Xperia Tipo will be powered by a Single core 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7225A chipset. Moreover, this handset will have a 512 MB RAM, 2.9 GB of internal storage along with a micro SD memory card slot, a 3.2 inch display with a 320 x 480 pixel resolution. The camera in this handset is a 3.2 MP camera and all of it powered by a 1,500mAh battery. For iOS, it is running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The size of this handset has been given some reasonable consideration because it is built to fit even in the smallest of pockets, unlike other large handsets, that cannot even fit in the largest of pockets. The weight of this handset is also less than other cell phones these days. It weighs just under 100g, so there is no weight pulling you down on either side of your body. The overall design of this handset is sleek and smart, so it might do a good job at attracting customers with its looks alone.
It is true that the specs of this handset are not what you consider amazing, because they are ok, considering what other handset manufacturers are launching these days. Sony really needs to up its game if it wants to make a name in the market. It is a huge possibility that this handset might not get a good reception from fans and that is because of the obvious reasons, which are its specs. However, the price of this handset is said to be less than £100 in the UK, so you can assume the same cost, but in dollars for the US. With a price this low for a handset that is packed with power and economy, Sony might get some recognition for its efforts at launching an affordable handset with reasonable specs.