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Sony Mobile Xperia tipo: hands on video

Sony's new Xperia tipo is set to put the cat among the pigeons in the entry level smartphone market.

It run the Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 operating system and has a 3.2in 480 x 320 scratch-resistant display, with a 3.2-megapixel camera, all at a sub-£100 price point.

Powering the phone is an 800MHz processor that is supported by 512MB of RAM, with 2.9GB of internal storage, which can be augmented via a microSD card slot.

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.