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Sony Introduces New Xperia Neo V Android-Based Smartphone

Sony Ericsson's Xperia Neo V Android based smartphone is now available in the UK from

The device, which runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread, is available from for £259.99 or $415.

The Xperia Neo V, which is an enhanced version of the Xperia Neo, was first unveiled back in August. The company is expected to upgrade the device to the newest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich some time in the future.

The device, powered by a 1 Ghz processor, comes with a 3.7 inch touch screen, scratch-proof display, support for Wi-Fi, HSDPA and DLNA media streaming technology. Equipped with GPS, the device comes with a 5MP camera capable of high definition video recording and a front facing camera for video conferencing.

While unveiling the device, Sony had announced the Xperia Neo V smartphone would be one of the first devices with 3D sweep panorama technology to allow users to capture images and view them in 3D when connected to a 3D television.

"With this software upgrade, we are bringing a wealth of new and really entertaining experiences to all our 2011 Xperia smartphones, including those already in consumers' hands today," said Nikolaus Scheurer, Head of Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson.

"Our users will get to enjoy new features from Google, an even richer Facebook integration, and enhanced camera functionality from Sony," he added.