A phone without a carrier; the way it should be. Sony’s Xperia S is the first phone in their NXT series, which means next generation. Unfortunately, it will ship with the last generation Android OS, Gingerbread – Sony does say it will get upgraded to ICS in the second quarter of 2012. Besides running Gingerbread, Xperia S is another powerhouse from a company intent on changing the perception of its phones. It has a 4.3 inch 1280 x 720 Reality Display screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 32GB of storage, 12MP camera with Exmor, and NFC. The NFC allows the phone to work with Xperia SmartTags, which are coin shaped accessories that when tapped against the phone change the settings. You could have a SmartTag for the bedroom, office, and car to quickly change the phones settings for the environment. The Xperia S will run on GSM 850/900/1800/1900 HSPA 850/900/1900/2100 and will be available in the first quarter of 2012.
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