The Sony Xperia Sola is a mid-range Android device with a 3.7-inch display, a 1GHz dual-core CPU and a 5MP camera.

The Xperia Sola includes a new technology called "floating touch", which allows the screen to sense when there's a finger hovering over it. The main use case highlighted by the manufacturer is web browsing -- on the Xperia Sola, users will be able hold their finger over a web page like a cursor, before touching the screen to select. 

The phone also supports NFC, which allows it to make use of Sony's "SmartTags" to automate certain features when these are within range.

Announced Date: 
March 13, 2012
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