AT&T to offer James Bond's Sony Xperia TL in a promotional tie-in to the next 007 film
sleep to snap in just over 1 second allowing users to grab that picture when inspiration hits, or when an enemy spy has been spotted. The rear-facing camera captures spies video in 1080p while the front-facing camera weighs in at 720p. Even though Android 4.0.4 is aboard, do you honestly think that Sony and AT&T would leave James Bond hanging without the latest Android update? No sir. That is why the device will be updated to Android 4.1 after its launch. NFC support allows one-touch sharing and also lets users control certain features of their phone with Xperia SmartTag. One comes in the box with the phone. The Sony Xperia TL has 4G LTE connectivity.
Three of Sony's media apps are pre-loaded on the phone including Walkman, Movies and Album. The unit is also pre-loaded with content from the movie Skyfall, the next 007 release coming to a theater near you.
source: AT&T via Engadget
Xperia TL Will be Featured in the Upcoming James Bond Cinema Release Skyfall
Dallas, Texas, October 01, 2012
AT&T* today announced plans to offer Xperia TL, the latest Sony smartphone bringing Sony's best HD experiences, easy connectivity with 'One-touch' sharing enabled by NFC (Near Field Communications) and award-winning** arc design. This 4G LTE smartphone takes connected entertainment to the next level with new Sony media applications.
Photo enthusiasts will delight in the impressive images taken with Xperia TL's 13-megapixel primary camera that brings even the smallest of details to life. This high resolution camera captures quality images swiftly with its quick launch feature, going from standby mode (sleep) to first shot in just 1.5 seconds,1 making sure life's unexpected moments are not missed. Plus, both the rear and front-facing cameras deliver HD recording capabilities for vivid video capture on the go.
Xperia TL gives you the ultimate in HD with a superb 4.6-inch HD display (1080 x 720), powered by the Mobile BRAVIA® Engine for razor sharp clarity and brilliance. The viewing experience on Xperia TL is accentuated by a stylish, slim form factor that emphasizes the display. For those looking to take their content from their smartphone screen to the TV screen, Xperia TL connects through MHL or wirelessly through DLNA.
To make enjoying content across devices even easier, Xperia TL supports 'One-touch' connectivity through NFC. Now, you can conveniently and instantaneously enjoy your music and photos across an array of NFC enabled devices by simply touching one to another to establish a wireless connection without a cumbersome pairing process. To get started with experiencing NFC, Xperia TL comes with one Xperia SmartTag in box. Using near field communication technology, SmartTags let you store device preferences for a variety of locations and situations – like opening and controlling volume on the music player if you head out for a run, turning on GPS and Bluetooth in the car or turning on your alarm and silencing your ringer at night.
Xperia TL includes three preloaded Sony media applications, Walkman, Movies, and Album, introducing a consistent user interface across Sony devices. Album will be especially appealing to photo takers with features such as:
Geo-mapping in satellite and traditional map views
More than 25 editing options
Improved layout of photo and video folders, both in device and online
AT&T customers have access to the nation's largest 4G network***, covering 275 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you may be on a much slower 3G network.
Key Specs for Xperia TL:
4.6" HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
13MP quick launch-fast capture camera that goes from sleep to snap in just over a second
Full 1080p HD video recording and a 720p HD front camera for the highest quality content
Easy connectivity with 'One-touch' function enabled by NFC
Latest generation 1.5GHz dual core processor for improved battery efficiency and fast graphics performance
Android version 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Upgradable to Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) following launch.
MHL connectivity for viewing content on a big screen without the need for a charger
Available in Black
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** 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. Xperia arc was announced at CES in January 2011 followed up by the announcement of Xperia arc S announced at IFA 2011
***4G speeds not available everywhere. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.
Sony Entertainment Network services are subject to availability by region, please see www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com for more details.
1) Facts and features may vary depending on local variant. 2) Operational times are affected by network preferences, type of SIM card, connected accessories and various activities e.g. playing games. Kit contents and colour options may differ from market to market. The full range of accessories may not be available in every market. 3) Actual size of screen is approximately 4.55". Camera capabilities are accurate as the date of this release.
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™ is a trademark of Google Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds delivered by LTE, or HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, where available. Deployment ongoing. Compatible device and data plan required. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.
1. spoonb1 (Posts: 77; Member since: 02 Jan 2010)
awesome.. well AT&T is finally getting Sony phones in a timely manner... vs. 6mo to a year after launch. can't waint to get mine.
12. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
iPhone 5 should be Bond's phone though... :/
39. xq10xa (Posts: 137; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
If 007 had that phone he wouldn't be able to locate his destination with the Apple Maps. Besides it is James Bond were talking about here.....not Austin Powers...
42. Bernoulli (Posts: 1478; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
Dude you nearly made me fall off my chair at work, thank you for this man hahaha!
2. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 365; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Use galaxy note 2 instead of Xperia TL,the Bond will be more delighted.
10. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1095; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
I agree not because I am siding with the Note 2 but because I really don't see how this is the SONY flagship. Its short on the processor and RAM in my books...too little too late perhaps?
Sony does not enjoy market share like Samsung and Apple therefore they cant afford to compromise on hardware specs and their UI isnt exactly very popular not to mention their horrid naming schemes...whats up with that SONY?
Sony you can do better and we expect better so...Make Believe...Make Us Believe!
51. SwiftyMicvey (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Sep 2012)
Totally Agree with you in each word u said Sony was and will be always inovative but dont know whats wrong with phones technology in Sony am still waiting for there real Flagship Mobile .
53. Ksolaoke (Posts: 9; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)
Horrid naming schemes, the only thing that is different from Apple's naming scheme is the numbers, what's up with "iphone 3, iphone 4, iphone 4s, iphone 5" and the next one would rither be "iphone 5s or iphone 6" and it's safe to say they will still be playing catch-up. And samsung, what's "galaxy pocket duos or ruch or reverb or appeal" oh yes and i can't help but notice they are copying apple with the 1, 2, 3 bull crap. So what i'm trying to say here is don't talk about naming schemes just....don't.
11. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
please speak for your self bro......this is sonys time with all due respect :)
23. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
none so far man.....but im definitely looking forward to the TX and also im an HTC guy........But this TL in this aritcle......is it the T? that weve been looking at or is it new? Because last time i checked the T was the bond phone.......still cool tho and sounds better than jus T anyway, so good job there sony :)
49. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 804; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
it's the T's US variant I believe. The TX believe to be headed to the Asian Market. And for the V I don't effin know. I myself will w8 for Xperia BADASS.
13. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
Last time I saw a spy movie, they needed portable equipment that they can carry anywhere, not big ass phones that look cheap.
52. ilkinandr92 (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)
yeh Note 2 does have sick specs but when u look at benchmarks Sony phones dish out all performance out of their hardware so they beat them in some tests. IF sony had s4 quad krait and 2 gigs of ram GOD DAM that would be a day to behold
4. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)
Skyfall Will be a cool Bond movie!
What do you think guys??
5. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
I think we'll see Bond wreck another Aston Martin, that I'm sure will happen.
8. The_Innovation (Posts: 567; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
Without a doubt! Haven't seen a single bad James Bond film, starting from Dr. No in the 60's.
I'm only 25, though lol.
41. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6674; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Saw RUSSIAN WITH LOVE The Man with the GOLDEN GUN DR NO Casino Royale and a few can't remember plus the modern one also I'm 31 seen half of the collection of Mr. Bond films since my dad got me into it.
7. The_Innovation (Posts: 567; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
The only thing I'm worried about is the battery life. This phone doesn't have a removable battery to expand huh?
Oh and, the phone will obviously launch November 9, with the release of Skyfall in theaters.
24. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
yea if this "TL" is the same "T" that we been looking at for some time then it doesnt have a removable battery........Thats why im looking forward to the TX, and V as well they both have removable ones and the V is interesting because its water resistant!
25. The_Innovation (Posts: 567; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
Yea the L just stands for LTE capable basically. Yea the V is actually pretty amazing. It has 342 ppi on a 4.3 inch screen at 720x1280. Any idea when the V might come?
27. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
v may come in november bro.....your guess is as good as mine.......but i just seen some news on it on GSM arena about name change for japan
29. The_Innovation (Posts: 567; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
Yea November seems legit. The only other issue will be that it most likely won't come to AT&T.
32. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
what carrier you think it will go to?.......jus asking
34. The_Innovation (Posts: 567; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
None in the U.S.
I think it'll be sold unlocked to buy for full price. Because if the U.S. gets the T, no way the V will come too, especially when they are very similar.
36. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
lets not cancel it completely out jus yet but i understand what you mean....... :)
hopefully sprint and tmobile can get it
9. nwright94 (unregistered)
Hate when they put the logo on the bottom.
16. BLikens1619 (Posts: 53; Member since: 12 Apr 2008)
Put the AT&T logo on the back please, like the SE X10a.
30. The_Innovation (Posts: 567; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
Forget the AT&T log period. Apple got away with not having logos on their iPhone. Why can't Sony?
20. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Honestly, this phone has has a certain manly aura to it(matte back and monolithic dark appearance in the black version) incomparable to that of any competitor, plus the arched back does add that decisive touch of cool and style perfect for the Bond phone.
Also, the Timescape UI is equally cool with its subtle elegance and sonic flow live wallpaper.
I can barely imagine an IPhone as a Bond phone, and Galaxy S3 in the same role would be laughable.
Only passable contenders would be a black Lumia 920 and Galaxy Nexus, but not even close to this imo.
21. Atlas (Posts: 158; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)
To everyone that thinks it should be another phone, it will never happen.
I highly doubt Columbia (part of Sony Pictures btw) would ever use something other than Sony in any movie they produce.
Sony is far nicer than any other phone on the market:)
26. jbryant624 (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
enough with the TL, who's the bond girls?
28. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
33. rrsrv151 (Posts: 4; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
Why the Sony hating ? I just picked the ion and while its running an older s3 processor its nice and snappy and barely even has had a hickup...runs a lot nicer than the piece of crap HTC one x that I had last month and returned because while it did have a gorgeous display all the darn thing did was crash crash crash not connect to wifi it wouldn't stay connected to the wifi and I'm not talking about small app crashes I'm talking about Android crashes....and I returned it for another one and 4 hours after taking it out of the box itcrashed !!! I've had this Sony for 4 days now and it runs great it has a very.bright and crisp display a good camera in bright lighting decent at low light and battery life has been good for me no different than the one x was, or my lumina 900 was plus this phone has a gorgeous design it feels like a premium device...and while the sammys and HTC phones costed me a pretty penny I just got.this phone for $0 with an upgrade
37. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
im liking the sound of that man no doubt! but i gotta ask if maybe you were downloading a little to much on your one x?? for it to be crashing like that?
38. rrsrv151 (Posts: 4; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
I'm a pretty heavy smartphone user I upgrade every 6 months to a new phone thanks to my 4 additional lines on my account...yep I'm nuts about phones lol .... the phone would constantly crash when redirected from twitter to any web browser which I found very odd and literally on the first day of owning the phone I got a Android crash error when answering the phone....twice on 2 handsets maybe I just got 2 lemons I don't know but in all my years of owning a smartphone ive never encountered so many issues and when I returned it some poor girl was experiencing the same thing on hers except she was past her 30 days so she couldn't just return like I did....but I must admit this Xperia ion so far is quite a joy and has worked flawlessly...I was a little skeptical about this device but so far I haven't had any thoughts of returning it...something that after 1 day with the one x I did...could be I'm a fan of sony ...Sony TVs PS3 Sony stereos, so maybe that has something to do with it but in all honesty for having to pay nothing out of pocket for this device I really feel you can't go wrong sure there are more powerfullphones on the market but this is a true bang for the buck experience...however was just a best buy and the Motorola atrix HD is now free....stay posted I'm sure I may be rocking that in a week but then again I really like this device =)
40. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6674; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
WE ALREADY KNOW THAT AT&T. Just GIVE ME THE DAMN DATE N GET RID OF YOUR UGLY LOGO LOGO's should be on the back not the front it make it looks terrible. I'm deciding on this or the NOTE II
43. Bernoulli (Posts: 1478; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)
I personally think the phone fits bond, he has always used a Sony, after the Ericsson marriage, haha I remember when casino royale was released he had a Walkman with GPS, really neat phone for it's time :D hell I still like to show off my amazing Sony xperia x10 and even though it came out in 2009 it's still a rich, stylish phone :)
44. BabyWade (Posts: 42; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)
If a Nexus device doesn't come to AT&T I will be getting this phone.
48. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 804; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Nice piece Alan F., I even thought I was reading a novel.
54. jbryant624 (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)
anyone has an update on what google and sony is cooking on the aosp featuring the xperia s? i'm supposed to replace that phone (with the T) but when i read an article about it, it made me think twice. i'm keeping it