AT&T to offer James Bond's Sony Xperia TL in a promotional tie-in to the next 007 film
posted by Alan F. / Oct 01, 2012, 10:07 AM
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
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.
AT&T Debuts Exclusive Xperia(TM) TL, Sony's Best in Mobile Camera Technology, HD Viewing and NFC Connectivity Xperia TL Will be Featured in the Upcoming James Bond Cinema Release Skyfall
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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.
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!
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.
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 :)
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
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.
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.
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!