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Xperia T |OT|-The James Bond Phone- A Global Android and PlayStation Mobile Flagship

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yogloo

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Where are the impressions!!! Can't wait.
I dropped my note and the screen is busted, probably going to get this phone instead.
 

Foxix Von

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Anyone know when this thing is coming stateside? I'm desperately in need of a new phone =/

I know that sounds stupid, it's just that I went to AT&T yesterday trying to figure out a plan they had no idea this phone even existed and then scrambled, trying to wrap their heads around when it was supposed to come in.
 

Yopis

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Anyone know when this thing is coming stateside? I'm desperately in need of a new phone =/

I know that sounds stupid, it's just that I went to AT&T yesterday trying to figure out a plan they had no idea this phone even existed and then scrambled, trying to wrap their heads around when it was supposed to come in.

Not good but Iphone just launched so im sure thats the main product they are pushing. Really want stateside info also.
 

Foxix Von

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Not good but Iphone just launched so im sure thats the main product they are pushing. Really want stateside info also.

Yeah I kind of need one fairly soon, so if this isn't coming out in the near future I guess I'm getting an SIII and.... TBH I'm really not a fan of the form factor.
 
Anyone know when this thing is coming stateside? I'm desperately in need of a new phone =/

I know that sounds stupid, it's just that I went to AT&T yesterday trying to figure out a plan they had no idea this phone even existed and then scrambled, trying to wrap their heads around when it was supposed to come in.

welcome to the world of Sony phones in America
 

Foxix Von

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welcome to all phones other than samsung and apple phones is more accurate. They seem to be the only 2 companies able to set dates and keep them and whatnot.

I don't understand why this is so hard. You would think in an industry set so firmly around contract dates that setting a firm release date would be really, really important for a company to appeal to consumers.
 
Vodafone - £37 a month
Carphone Warehouse - £32 a month
Phones 4 U - Not in stock, Xperia S £20 a month
Orange - 'Excuse me, do you have the Xperia T?' 'Its not out in this country yet. You can have the S for £36 a month though'

lolOrange
 

falastini

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The V is definently more impressive.

My only 2 issues is that the bezel could have been trimmed a bit. (It has similar dimensions to phones with larger screens.). And that it's launching with ICS... which if the Dec release is true.. would be really dated.

I fixed the screen on my current phone. That should keep me going for the next few months, at least, where some new phones and the V show up.
 
I don't understand why this is so hard. You would think in an industry set so firmly around contract dates that setting a firm release date would be really, really important for a company to appeal to consumers.
it is important, that's why most phones flop. Excitement dies down (if it had any at all) and then they die. Repeat.

It would be nice if companies didn't announce/reveal their phones until they had firm release dates set, but alas, they suck.

The V is definently more impressive.

My only 2 issues is that the bezel could have been trimmed a bit. (It has similar dimensions to phones with larger screens.). And that it's launching with ICS... which if the Dec release is true.. would be really dated.

I fixed the screen on my current phone. That should keep me going for the next few months, at least, where some new phones and the V show up.
it's pretty weird. The whole advantage of having a 4.3 inch phone over the bigger ones is to have the smaller form factor. But instead it's nearly the same size :|
 

thcsquad

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Nothing about Verizon carrying this, right? I have time (not getting a phone in November), but I'm pretty sure buying a phone sans contract would be prohibitively expensive. I'll probably end up getting the SIII if AT&T ends up being the exclusive carrier. I really want this one, though.
 

DrFunk

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AT&T PR:

Strange, but true: it seems James Bond is an Android man and the Xperia TL, his phone of choice. Well, at least that's the marketing tie-in made possible by Sony's corporate synergy. Regardless, the company's latest smartphone flagship has found a new stateside home on AT&T's 4G LTE network. The 4.6-inch device, unveiled at IFA 2012, reps a 720p HD Reality display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine, 13-megapixel rear module capable of "sleep to snap" fast capture and runs a skinned build of Ice Cream Sandwich atop a dual-core 1.5GHz S4 CPU. It also comes loaded up with three of the Japanese outfit's media apps -- Walkman, Movies and Album -- a bevy of exclusive content (e.g. ringtones, wallpaper, etc.) from the next Bond film, Skyfall, and packs one SmartTag in the box for use with the handset's NFC chip. There's no official word on when this black beauty's set to hit retail shelves -- or pricing, for that matter. But if the imminent arrival of its galactic stablemates is any indication, expect to see it in "the coming weeks." Official PR after the break.



http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/01/sony-xperia-tl-att-4g-lte-james-bond/

ATT is apparently keeping all the James Bond Goodies
 

ep85

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Anyone know when this thing is coming stateside? I'm desperately in need of a new phone =/

I know that sounds stupid, it's just that I went to AT&T yesterday trying to figure out a plan they had no idea this phone even existed and then scrambled, trying to wrap their heads around when it was supposed to come in.

http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?p...ticleid=35435&mapcode=consumer|mobile-devices

I guess someone at AT&T is feelin you. The Xperia TL got officially press released for AT&T. No hard announcement date or price, and if its anything like the Xperia Ion then it'll be released 6 months after it gets announced on AT&T.

Haha, but I feel it'll be different this time, maybe it'll be released this month?
 
http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?p...ticleid=35435&mapcode=consumer|mobile-devices

I guess someone at AT&T is feelin you. The Xperia TL got officially press released for AT&T. No hard announcement date or price, and if its anything like the Xperia Ion then it'll be released 6 months after it gets announced on AT&T.

Haha, but I feel it'll be different this time, maybe it'll be released this month?

Third week of October if AT&T get their arse in gear, I think Sony delayed the US release to avoid being crushed by the iPhone.
 

Mario007

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Ok to update this a little bit...

Techradar finally got around to giving us a review

We liked:

The Xperia T is, in our opinion a good looking and functional smartphone. We're not just throwing that out there because of the James Bond connection, but in fact Sony has long been turning out attractive gadgets.
The glossy black front and silver aluminium back give it a stylish, premium look and the sculpted back keeps the handset thin while giving you a good grip when you use the device in landscape mode.
The thin bezel is great for watching movies and playing games. Speaking of games – the option to supplement Google Play with PlayStation Classics is always going to win points in our book.
Despite opting for a dual core processor over a quad core option, the Xperia T doesn't lag and navigating the interface is smooth and easy.
Apps load up quickly and the Timescape skin differentiates this from other Android handsets.
Probably the standout feature is the combination of the 13MP camera and the Reality Display Bravia screen. While the screen attracts dust and debris like nobody's business, it's also impressively bright with excellent colour reproduction.
Similarly the camera produces some great pictures and could effectively replace your compact for those quick, point-and-shoot pictures.
The addition of the quick-capture feature is a nice one and, although we could have done with a few extra modes and features - the camera is a standout part of this smartphone.

We disliked:

The Sony Xperia T only packed in 16GB of storage space. Considering the older Xperia S had 32GB of space this feels like a step back.
While we're on the subject of the Xperia S, that smartphone has many of the same specs and features as the Xperia T. Sony appears to have handed us an iPhone 4 to 4S-type of update - which is to say evolutionary rather than revolutionary.
The screen resolution and processors are virtually identical and so are many of the first party apps and media players.
What has changed slightly is the size, weight and shape of the phone – all for the better but not enough to really demand a purchase.
While Sony is busy hyping up the NFC compatibility, we're not sure the average user will find much of a use for it.
That's not to say it's a pointless feature, but it has yet to really show us a killer reason to choose an NFC-powered phone over a non-NFC handset.
As a side note, if you're heavily into the Sony ecosystem – that is you have a Bravia TV, PlayStation 3 or Vaio laptop, you'll benefit from some of the interconnectivity that Sony is finally starting to implement.
In truth, there's very little to dislike about the Xperia T and building on the success of the Xperia S it should see Sony challenge for the Android top spot.

Xperia TL hands-on impression from various sources

Xperia T v iPhon5 real life performance test. T is only a second or so slower than the iPhon5 and that's with T not running Jellybean yet.

New ad for the T emphasising the NFC photo sharing and quick capture

Xperia T James Bond ad
 

CAVE343

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Xperia T review

Although the specs aren't top of the cream, this phone has a draw on me and I'm really considering it. I really like the design and the Sony UI is also very appealing. What I also noticed is that the TL version has an aluminum back cover instead of plastic on the T version, I'm wondering what feels/looks better.

Only thing that I'm not sure about is the glass that Sony uses. It seems the T/TL doesn't use Gorilla Glass. Is the glass that Sony uses like on the (Xperia S) just as durable and scratch resistant?
 

yogloo

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Xperia T review

Although the specs aren't top of the cream, this phone has a draw on me and I'm really considering it. I really like the design and the Sony UI is also very appealing. What I also noticed is that the TL version has an aluminum back cover instead of plastic on the T version, I'm wondering what feels/looks better.

Only thing that I'm not sure about is the glass that Sony uses. It seems the T/TL doesn't use Gorilla Glass. Is the glass that Sony uses like on the (Xperia S) just as durable and scratch resistant?
Mineral glass... Not sure about how durable it is...
 

yogloo

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That seems to be the consensus. Great screen terrible viewing angles. I am reading conflicting reports regarding the brightness though.
 

CAVE343

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Couldn't resist and bought it, not that I need it but I just broke down. Buying online is a much easier way for me to part with money than a cash payment in store. Feel kinda dirty now
 

CAVE343

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Yeah guys sorry, been very busy and haven't really gotten the time yet to check the phone out! I can say that the screen is gorgeous (but bad viewing angles) and that its very fluid, I think mobile sites call that snappy or zippy.
 

Cindres

Vied for a tag related to cocks, so here it is.
Aha! Knew there would be a thread for this.

Just got one yesterday, went for it over my other choice (Nexus), newer tech and all that.

Impressions: Absolutely LOVE this phone, screen is beautiful, phone itself is gorgeous and the performance is fantastic. 24 Hours in I'm very very happy with the phone.
 

Carl

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So, Google fucking up N4 launch along with my contract ending has pushed me toward getting this.

Hmm...
 

MarkusRJR

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Took a look at the display Xperia T at my carrier and the rubber backing was peeling off. When I got home I googled it and apparently it's a legit problem from eveyday usage. Was it just a certain batch or does this affect all phones? Anyone have any bad experiences with the Xperia T's rubber backing?
 
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