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Sony ST21i Tapioca leaks as the entry level Japanese warrior with cascading front

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Sony ST21i Tapioca leaks as the entry level Japanese warrior with cascading front
Sony ST21i Tapioca leaks as the entry level Japanese warrior with cascading front
When it rains, it pours for Sony rumors and releases today. Based on the leaked roadmap for 2012, the ST21i "Tapioca" will be the most affordable phone in Sony's lineup for the year, and when all is said and done it should be available in July, along with the high-end LT29i Hayabusa, for $150-$200 or Euros without a contract.

The ST21i Tapioca we saw listed before with an 800MHz Qualcomm CPU, that the Google translation from Greek calls "mononuclear", which after a good laugh in the office we deduced to mean single-core. It will also have a 3MP camera that does VGA video and 3.2" display with HVGA resolution - meh, we know, but the price is also pretty low. Now we can have a glimpse at its design, too, thanks to pics leaked on a Greek tech blog today.Good news is that the design is not as bland as the specs, on account of the cascading front. 

Sony ST21i Tapioca leaks as the entry level Japanese warrior with cascading front
Still, if the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 we just previewed is anything around that price, Sony would have a hard sell against its dual-core processor and 5MP camera with flash. The ST21i Tapioca is to hold a 1460mAh battery inside, and run Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.

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posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:29 4

1. Captain_Doug (Posts: 747; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


wow. fat.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:32 2

2. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


This phone is not competing with the ace 2.It is the mini 2.
The Xperia p is the one competing with the ace 2.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 08:40 3

3. Tatperson (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


I think the Xperia P is competing against the Galaxy S Advance. The Galaxy Ace 2 looks to be against the Xperia U to me.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 09:03 6

4. kastor (Posts: 43; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


this is good pohne for those who dont have more money to spedn on phone,perfect for sony,it cares for all buyers,low-ranged phone

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 10:37 3

5. UnlimitedSkye03 (Posts: 23; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


I think it's their answer to Galaxy Y

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 14:15 1

6. HugeTroller (banned) (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Spydroid on board? No Thanks.

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 15:23 1

7. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Sony uses decent 1ghz processors not mhz crap

posted on 27 Apr 2012, 18:02

8. cheetah2k (Posts: 768; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


I wonder if Sony will release an Xperia Active 2?? This phone looks like the new Xperia Mini line update..

posted on 29 Apr 2012, 09:54

9. hkxm8 (Posts: 45; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


let hope the Xperia Mini Pro 2012 will be better

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