Sony Xperia Touch now available in Europe


Remember the Sony Xperia Touch? It's the interactive projector that Sony showed off at MWC, and it's marketed as a device that can turn any surface into a touchscreen of up to 23 inches in size.

Since we have yet to review a unit, we can't know how well it actually works, but the concept itself is pretty neat. Turning your coffee table into a full-size Android system whenever you want sure does sound like something we'd like to be able to do.

The good news for European customers is that, starting yesterday, they are be able to achieve it. The Sony Xperia Touch interactive projector is now on sale on the Old Continent. However, prepare to sink some serious cash if you want to buy one.

The Xperia Touch is exclusively sold through the Xperia Store, and it comes with a rather serious price tag. UK customers can get it for £1,299.99, while other regions of Europe will have to pay €1,499.99. Both of these price tags translate to just under $1,700, which is a bit on the expensive side of a projector.

The Xperia Touch is currently available in UK, France, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. It is expected to roll out to other regions around the globe in the coming months.

source: Sony via XperiaBlog

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7 Comments

1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Touch? Well how have we been interacting with our devices thus far?

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7220; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Yeah, but it has up to 23" touch area on any surface. Look up the specs. You will see it even has the latest Android Nougat, and it can project up to an 80" display. It's also fully interactive with voice as well. It even knows if you walk near it and it will wake up and show you your notifications. It even has a 13 mp camera, and you can use it as a mirror. So it's not a touch display. It's a lot more.

2. gigicoaste

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Is the technology that expensive? Interesting device but I'm not sure if is valued correctly.

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7220; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It's infrared touch area is only up to 23". However it can project a video, movie, or anything else on a display up to 80". So you can think of it as a big 80" screen TV as well. Plus it has 3gb of ram and 32 GB of expandable storage, it has stereo speakers, a 13 mp camera, fps, array of mics. If you walk near it it turns on so you can see your notifications, and you can talk to it as well.

3. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

GSMarena reviewed a while ago... It can be turned around 90° and be used against a wall for up to 80" projection... and since it is a short throw projector it works great atop small tables or desks... However I would love to see this projector sporting Windows 10 instead of Android... and its I/O is very limited... so in my opinion it is a good experiment, but not yet a great consumer device... PS: still a better buy than a speaker-assistant though

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7220; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You can plug any video source into it. So if you want to see Windows then you can. However the interactive area is only 23". It has USB-C, and expandable storage. It's also a voice assistant if you want it to be, and it has stereo speakers. Android is better suited for this than Windows, because Android has way more touch based apps than Windows currently has. Hands down.

7. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Yes but I see this ultimately as a productivity device... for an office or a business... specially at that price... I love Android. and I have an Xperia phone as my main device... however for this particular product I think Windows built-in would have been better suited... However Android is not a bad choice, I just simply don't see myself buying this for playing a 23" Candy Crush.... I would get this for showing my 3D designs to clients and being interactive while at it... But I understand why they went with Android.

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