Sony’s Xperia Sola Is A Touchscreen Phone Without The Touch

By David Ponce

This phone’s specs are boring. Lame. So lets get that part out of the way first: “1GHz dual-core processor, 3.7-inch Reality Display, Android 2.3 (upgradable to 4.0 ICS) and NFC.” I’m getting goosebumps. But there is one saving grace, and it’s a decent one: this phone doesn’t require you to actually touch the screen for you to be able to use it. You simply hover your fingertip and a cursor will move about until you’ve placed it over the link you wish to select. Then it’s a simple matter of tapping once. Calum MacDougall, Head of XperiaMarketing for Sony Mobile Communications, commented; “Xperia sola
comes with the power of Sony and a sense of magic with floating touch, giving consumers a fun new way to browse the web.”

The company expects that as the feature matures, applications will be developed to take advantage of the new functionality.

VIA [ DVice ]