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Sony Xperia U Goes On Preorder At Three

UK Mobile phone operator Three has announced that it will sell the Sony Xperia U from tomorrow online and in its high street stores.

The device - which was launched at MWC earlier in February - will cost £180 on pay as you go which is a very decent price for what is a very decent phone as well. In comparison, the unlocked, SIM Free version of the handset costs around £193.

The Xperia U comes with only 4GB onboard storage (upgradable to 36GB using a microSD card slot) but have a few interesting features unheard at this price (ed : you could do much, much worse).

These include a five megapixel camera with HD video recording and Exmoor R sensor technology, a dual core processor clocked at 1GHz (an ST Ericsson U8500), a 3.5in 854 x 480 pixels Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA engine, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 512MB RAM and weighs only 110g.

It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread although an Ice Cream Sandwich update will be available soon. At least three other mobile phone operators (O2, Orange, T-Mobile) are likely to offer it fairly soon as well given that they have put up "coming soon pages".

Source : Three

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