Sony Offering Dual-SIM Xperia Tipo to U.S. Consumers
Sony Mobile today announced the U.S. availability of both the Xperia Tipo and the Tipo Dual. Both devices run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and feature 3.2-inch displays with 480 x 320 pixels; 3.2-megapixel cameras with video capture; 800MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processors; and 1500mAh batteries. Other features of the Tipo/Tipo Dual include 2.5GB of on-board storage, support for 32GB microSD cards, as well as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS. Both devices have quad-band GSM/EDGE radios and can be used on AT&T's 3G network. The Tipo costs $179.99 and the Tipo Dual costs $189.99. The only difference between the two are that the Tipo Dual supports two SIM cards. Both devices are sold unlocked.
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"But in theory" once T-mobile gets done with their spectrum refarming, you could have two numbers one from AT&T for business and T-Mobile for personal, or vise versa, with the dual sim Xperia Tipo. Or would both numbers have to be both from AT&T?