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Sony unveils new additions to Xperia smartphone line

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On Tuesday, Sony unveiled two new smartphones, the Xperia E1 and the Xperia T2 Ultra.

Both phones will run Android and will have the option to have dual-SIM cards, allowing you to set up two SIM cards separately.

The Xperia E1 has a 4-inch 800-by-480 WVGA touchscreen screen, and Sony is calling it a "mid-tier smartphone with seriously premium credentials." It boasts a Qualcomm dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 4GB of storage, and 512MB of RAM. However, the main selling point of this phone is the music capabilities Sony built in. Building off of their Walkman line of MP3's, the Xperia E1 has shake-to-shuffle and a dedicated button to launch your music. In addition, the phone has a 100Db speaker with ClearAudio+ and xLOUD technology to customize your audio experience.

In a statement, Calum MacDougall, director of Xperia marketing at Sony, said:

Xperia E1 combines the best of Sony's audio technologies with a premium design and great hardware to create a smartphone for people who want to express themselves out loud. It's a new, music focused player in our Xperia lineup that is underpinned by the best of Sony's design, display and content offers.

The Xperia T2, on the other hand, is a larger "phablet"-like phone, with a 6-inch, 720p display, a quad-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor, and 8GB of storage expandable up to 32GB through a MicroSD slot. In addition, the screen features Sony's Triluminos technology and the Mobile Bravia Engine 2, allowing for a brighter viewing experience.

In his statement, MacDougall said about the Xperia T2:

Xperia T2 Ultra will lead the category through its combination of advanced display and camera technologies, it will bring large-screen entertainment in an amazingly portable form factor, and it will do it all whilst providing incredible value for money. Its large HD display will deliver big screen entertainment on the go whilst the efficiency of the design will allow it to remain the world's most portable large screen smartphone.

Sony has not provided pricing or availability information about either phone yet.

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