Sony Xperia Touch now available for purchase in the U.S. for a small fortune


After introducing its interactive projector in Europe earlier in the summer, Sony announced the Xperia Touch is now available for purchase in the United States. T-Mobile is the only carrier in the country to offer the device through its brick and mortar stores, but Amazon is selling it as well.

Customers who want to buy the Xperia Touch interactive projector will have to come up with no less than $1699.99. Keep in mind that T-Mobile will only sell the device in select flagship stores in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami.

The Xperia Touch interactive projector is supposed to turn any flat surface into a 23-inch HD touchscreen via a horizontal or vertical ultrashort-throw laser projection. The device runs Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box and provides users access to Google Play Store.

On top of that, the Xperia Touch features a 13-megapixel camera with Exmor RS sensor and a two-way stereo speaker. According to Sony, the device was built using the company's SXRD projection display technology, which uses a combination of infrared light and real-time detection via its built-in camera, at a rate of 60fps (frames per second).

Connectivity-wise, Sony Xperia Touch includes Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, NFC (Near Field Communication), HDMI and Wi-Fi support. It's also worth noting that the projector's battery should provide up to 1 hour of usage (based on continuous video playback at half brightness).



source: Sony

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9 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 6737; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Really cool. The projector can go up to 80". That is one hell of a TV.

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Hell, with terrible contrast ratio, and washed out color.. If you just need a good projector, add a little more and get the new optoma with 4k and HDR support

8. bambamboogy02

Posts: 832; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

The thumbnail for the article looked like a toaster at first.

3. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1182; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

The brightness is very weak too, at 80inch, you would literally see nothing with even the slightest light in the room. Not to mention 720p on 80inch screen will make stuff looking Minecraft

4. buccob

Posts: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Xperia out-of-Touch with its customers..... This is really ridiculous, and unnecessary... I mean, it is a unique product and they can charge whatever they want for a unique product, but it is probably not going to sell... It is not for end consumers and it is not ideal for enterprise... so it really serve very little purpose I will give them props for at least trying something different

5. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Haha what happend to mobile business? Just die already poor poor sony!

6. Subie

Posts: 2273; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

If this was a Samsung projector, you'd be praising their innovation like their was no tomorrow! This is cool tech and you know it.

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

(S)he's toxic and (s)he knows it....lalala.

9. MasterAlchemist

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 14, 2017

Isn't it a toaster?

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