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Sony miro and tipo smartphones join the Xperia clan

Well, that was quick – one day after we reported Sony's Facebook fast-forwarding frenzy, have its fans have got what they wanted?

Hoping for a quad core Xperia S successor? Sorry – Sony’s been beavering away at the Xperia miro and Xperia tipo and now we’ve got some official specs to join all that Facebook teasing and light-on-details YouTube ads.

And there’s plenty to like. Both Sony smarties come running Ice Cream Sandwich and the Xperia miro sports a 3.5in 320×480 TFT display, respectable enough for a budget phone at least. It’s just 110g and the dimensions are pretty pocket friendly too at 113 x 59.4 x 9.9mm.

Power-wise, you’re looking at an 800 MHz Qualcomm processor and there’s also a 5MP camera with LED flash. If the Xperia miro’s specs aren’t setting you alight, Sony’s hoping the Facebook integration, forward facing “chat cam” and notification illuminations will swing it.

The Xperia tipo meanwhile is billed as the “hassle-free” phone – read, no frills. You get ICS, a 3.2in 320×480 display and 800MHz processor all squeezed into a 99.4g handset. Available in four colours – like the Xperia miro – Sony has also thrown a 3.2MP camera and five hours talk time into the bargain.

We say “bargain” – but UK pricing and availability has yet to be revealed. We’re hoping they’re cheap as chips, though. In the meantime, keep an eye on the Sony Facebook page. There were four boxes to unlock so there may be more to come.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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