The Sony Xperia Pepper has been officially announced as Sony Xperia Sola. The Xperia Alone is the first phone from Sony that comes with floating touch navigation. This allows you to surf the web with just swiping finger across the screen. It’s an interesting idea, but it remains to see how it works in real life.
Other than that, the Sola has an FWVGA screen scratch-resistant 3.7-inch Mobile Bravia Engine, HSPA, Wi-Fi, NFC, Xperia smart tags, GPS, direct access to Sony Entertainment Network, and sound xLOUD 3D surround, rear camera 5 megapixel camera with Sweep Panorama and 720p video recording, dual-core processor ST-Ericsson U8500, 512 MB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, microSD card support (up to 32 GB) and a 1320 mAh battery. The device runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Sony Xperia Sola weighs 107 grams and measures 116 x 59 x 9.9 mm, and come in three color versions: black, white and red. The smartphone should be launched around the world this summer.
It will be called Sony Xperia MT27i in China and Sony Xperia Sole in Italy. Here is an official promotional video: