AT&T first confirmed plans to offer the Sony Xperia TL on October 1, but at that time the big blue carrier wasn't quite ready to spill the availability beans. Fast-forward a few weeks and things have changed. AT&T today announced that the Xperia TL will be available starting November 2, complete with a price tag of $99.99 with a two-year contract. The TL is being touted by AT&T as "the official Bond phone" since it'll be used by James Bond in the upcoming movie Skyfall, and the TL will come preloaded with James Bond content. What other kinds of specs does James Bond's new phone tout? Here's the list:
While the Xperia TL will launch with Android 4.0 in tow, AT&T has said that the device will be upgradeable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean after its release. Exactly when that update will happen is still a mystery, but at least anyone interested in the Xperia TL can buy the device knowing that an upgrade to Google's latest software is coming at some point. If you'd like to see the Xperia TL in action, you can check out Aaron's hands-on video with it below. He may not be a 00 agent like Bond, but he's certainly got the hair for the part.
Sony Xperia TL Available from AT&T Beginning Nov. 2
Dallas, Texas, October 25, 2012
Beginning Nov. 2, AT&T* will give everyday people the chance to live like James Bond with the launch of the Sony Xperia™ TL for $99.99 with a two-year agreement. Featured in the upcoming 007 film, Skyfall, Xperia TL features Sony’s best HD capture and viewing experiences and the ability to share content across multiple devices through One-touch connectivity with near field communication (NFC). A look at Xperia TL’s features in action is available in this video.
The Xperia TL’s 13-megapixel primary camera brings even the smallest of details to life. This high resolution fast capture camera takes quality images swiftly with its quick launch feature, going from standby mode (sleep) to first shot in just 1.5 seconds, 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 offers Sony’s best HD viewing on a smartphone with a superb 4.6-inch HD Reality Display (1280 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, sleek 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 HDMI with MHL support or wirelessly through DLNA.
To make enjoying content across devices even easier, Xperia TL supports One-touch connectivity with 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 the One-touch experience, Xperia TL comes with one Xperia SmartTag in the box. Using NFC technology, Xperia SmartTags let you perform a variety of customizable functions for different locations and situations.
Featured in the upcoming James Bond cinema release Skyfall, Xperia TL will be used in the film by 007 himself. As the official Bond phone, it will come preloaded with exclusive Bond content which includes behind the scenes footage, interviews, clips, wallpapers, ring tones, and more.
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.
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***Actual size of screen is approximately 4.55”.
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