Android Gingerbread powered Xperia Sola is due to go on sale in the second half of 2012
Sony Mobile Communications has unveiled Xperia sola, its latest Android Gingerbread powered smartphone with 'floating touch' that lets browse the Web without touching the screen.
The NFC enabled Xperia sola features Xperia SmartTags, allowing consumers to change their smartphone's settings and applications and will be available to consumers globally in black, white and red in the second quarter, the company said
It lets consumers browse by hovering their fingers above the screen so it acts like a moving cursor.
Once the desired link is found, it can be highlighted as users tap the screen to load the page.
Xperia sola comes with two NFC Xperia SmartTags that can be personalised with up to 10 commands.
Upon touching an NFC Android smartphone on a SmartTag, a pre-configured profile in the smartphone will launch.
One SmartTag enables Wi-Fi and Google news and weather apps, and the other one turns on the alarm and switches to silent mode.
Xperia sola supports NFC pairing, allowing consumers to connect with other NFC smartphones, applications and services by tapping their smartphones together.
Xperia sola comes with 3.7" Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine, xLOUD and 3D surround sound audio technology and a 1GHz dual-core processor, besides a 5 megapixel camera with 2D and 3D Sweep Panorama and 16x digital zoom.