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Sony Ericsson neo now available

On-line mobile phone seller Clove has opened up pre-ordering for the Sony Ericsson neo handset, with a delivery date soon after April 19th.

Sony Ericsson’s Xperia neo was unveiled at Mobile World Congress this year, along with the Xperia Play and Pro mobile phones. The neo handset arrives running Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3 with a 3.7-inch 854x480 FWVGA capacitive touchscreen, along with the same reality display and mobile BRAVIA engine as their Arc phone - announced at Las Vegas’ CES event.

The mobile also comes with an 8.1 megapixel camera and is backed by the Exmor R mobile sensor, for better image capture in poor light and a miniHDMI port for playback of the phone’s content onto a compatible screen.

The neo is the replacement of the Sony Ericsson Vivaz handset from early 2010, with a similar looking case as the new device - only that mobile came running the Nokia Symbian OS and felt very dated. Neo is a prefix signalling a "new" form or a revival of an old one, which makes perfect sense as a successor to the Vivaz phone.

Clove has the Sony Ericsson Xperia neo available SIM free and unlocked for £358.80, for use on any mobile phone network. Orange and Vodafone are the only two networks that have shown an interest in carrying the neo, although no tariff details have been announced as yet.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.