AT&T to offer James Bond's Sony Xperia TL in a promotional tie-in to the next 007 film

AT&T to offer James Bond's Sony Xperia TL in a promotional tie-in to the next 007 film
With a "License To Kill," who is more suave or debonair than James Bond? Every piece of his equipment, from poison pens to his guns, are not only functional but are also sleek and add to his mystique. While you might not be able to afford his car, legally carry his weapons, or have the same, uh, evening experiences as 007, you can carry around his smartphone. That is because the Sony Xperia TL, the phone found in James Bond's hand, will be available from AT&T starting at an unspecified date for an unspecified amount of American currency.

James Bond's Sony Xperia TL, coming to AT&T

James Bond's Sony Xperia TL, coming to AT&T

The Sony Xperia TL features a 4.55 inch Reality Display powered by the Bravia Engine with 720p HD resolution. A dual-core 1.5GHz processor is under the hood, and while it has not been specified, it could be the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960. A quick launching 13MP camera is on back. The shooter goes from 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

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Xperia TL
  • Display 4.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1850 mAh(7h talk time)

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52 Comments

1. spoonb1

Posts: 77; Member since: Jan 02, 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: Jul 20, 2012

iPhone 5 should be Bond's phone though... :/

39. xq10xa

Posts: 808; Member since: Dec 07, 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...

47. bkb01

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

made my day with that one :)

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 545; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Use galaxy note 2 instead of Xperia TL,the Bond will be more delighted.

10. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 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: Sep 30, 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: Dec 11, 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 :)

18. oister85

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Xperia-knight what sony phone you use?

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: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 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: Dec 12, 2011

Last time I saw a spy movie, they needed portable equipment that they can carry anywhere, not big ass phones that look cheap.

17. jbryant624

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

bond needs a phone, not a surfboard

52. ilkinandr92

Posts: 50; Member since: Aug 07, 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

3. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

1280x720 not 720x1080

6. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

I was just about to write the same.

4. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Skyfall Will be a cool Bond movie! What do you think guys??

5. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I think we'll see Bond wreck another Aston Martin, that I'm sure will happen.

8. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 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 unregistered

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.

45. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Yea it's epic.

50. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Yep! He is brilliant..

7. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 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: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 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 http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_v_goes_to_japan_as_xperia_ax-news-4881.php

29. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 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: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 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.

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