Sony Xperia Tipo with AT&T-friendly 3G hits the FCC
The Tipo that’s been approved by the FCC is the ST21a model. Usually, the “a” at the end of a Sony handset’s model number denotes a device specifically made for America. Moreover, the handset has 1900 / 850 MHz WCDMA connectivity, so it’s compatible with AT&T’s 3G network. Of course, at this point only Sony knows if the Tipo will indeed make it to North America.
Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Sony Xperia Tipo features a 3.2 inch HVGA scratch-resistant display, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.2MP rear camera, 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 2.9GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 1,500 mAh battery. The handset has a dual-SIM edition called Xperia Tipo Dual (this one didn’t hit the FCC, though).
In the UK, the Xperia Tipo should be launched starting August, for £134.98 (SIM-free).