Sony unveils new Android-based Xperia smartphones

The smartphone business is no longer about fun and games, it's possibly the toughest part of the tech business right now. But that hasn't stopped Sony's new CEO, Kaz Hirai, from rolling the dice on smartphones, again.

The new Xperia U and Xperia P dual-core smartphones were recently unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The new phones join the previously released Xperia S smartphone, which boasts a 4.3-inch 720p display. The P model has a 4-inch display and an 8-megapixel camera, while the U model has a 3.5-inch display and a 5-megapixel camera. The U also allows you to change the back plate color for more personalization.

All the phones run on Android, although Sony hasn't specified which version. And while the phones look good, you can't help but notice Sony's commitment to bad names. S, P, and U don't exactly spell excitement.

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