Sony Mobile Communications brings the Xperia U to Canadians

The Sony-powered smartphone that's all about you

  • Unique transparent element changes colour to match your music cover art or photos
  • Integrates Sony technology and premium entertainment with access to the Music Unlimited service and Sony Entertainment Network
  • Advanced camera features ensure you'll never miss that special moment

TORONTO, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Sony Mobile Communications today announced the Xperia™ U is now available to music-loving Canadians looking to express their personal style with a powerful and compact smartphone.

Available for $30 on select 2-year Fido Agreements, the Xperia U is a smartphone designed to reflect a consumer's unique personality. At the base of the Xperia U is a transparent element that illuminates depending on the colour theme you have chosen. By clicking on the gallery application the transparent element will change to match the colour of photos viewed in the gallery or the cover art of music tracks playing on the smartphone. The Xperia U can also be customized with exchangeable caps and themes to reflect consumers' style and mood.

Music where you want it

Being able to listen to your favourite music anywhere and connect to premium entertainment is a key part of the Xperia U experience. Out of the box, users can listen to millions of songs** through Sony Entertainment Network's Music Unlimited service, or watch their favourite Hollywood blockbusters and TV shows with the Video Unlimited* service.  Users can try the Music Unlimited service free for 30 days with the premium service.

With xLOUD™ and Sony 3D surround sound audio technology integrated into the music player, music lovers can enjoy their own tunes in crisp quality and enhanced sound. They can also easily stream music from their Xperia U to wireless speakers using DLNA™.

"The Xperia U is designed to uniquely express the interests and style of individual consumers," said Peter Farmer, VP Marketing for Sony Mobile Communications. "It is an affordable option for the music-lover who wants a stylish smartphone that delivers great entertainment on-the-go."

Sony entertainment and power in a compact design

Browse the Internet, stream the latest videos or run the coolest apps with the Xperia U's powerful 1 GHz dual-core processor**. Photograph every sunset, wave or dive with the Xperia U's five megapixel camera. Fast capture, a unique feature that takes the camera from sleep to snap in a little over a second with a single key press, ensures users will be ready to shoot all the action as it happens.

Key features for Xperia U

  • 1 GHz dual-core processor for super fast performance.
  • 5MP camera with unique fast capture, HD recording and Sony technology to capture 2D and 3D panoramic images.
  • Front-facing VGA camera.
  • 3.5" Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA® Engine (measured diagonally).
  • Crisp and loud listening with xLOUD and 3D surround sound audio technology.
  • Available in black with an exchangeable cap for the base of the smartphone in the box.
  • Launches on Android™ platform 2.3 (Gingerbread).

*Sony Entertainment Network services are subject to availability by region, please see www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com for more details.Additional terms and conditions and charges may apply.
** Internet access requires data connection and may be subject to additional fees and charges. 

Sony, "BRAVIA xLoud, "Sony Entertainment Network" and their associated logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. Xperia is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Mobile Communications AB.  Android and Google are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc.  DLNA is a trademark or registered trademark of the Digital Living Network Alliance.  All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

For more information, images and videos please visit: pressreleases.sonymobile.com
Sony Mobile Communications, Global Communications & PR department

About Sony Mobile Communications
Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Through its Xperia™ smartphone portfolio, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony's world of networked entertainment experiences. For more information: www.sonymobile.com


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