At the start of the year, we didn’t expect Sony Mobile to release significantly more handsets in 2012 than it did in 2011. Last year it launched ten handsets (Xperia active, Xperia arc, Xperia arc S, Xperia mini, Xperia mini pro, Xperia neo, Xperia neo V, Xperia PLAY, Xperia pro and Xperia ray). So far this year, Sony Mobile has launched eleven handsets (Xperia acro S, Xperia go, Xperia ion, Xperia miro, Xperia neo L, Xperia P, Xperia S, Xperia sola, Xperia tipo, Xperia tipo dual and Xperia U) with more expected to be announced at IFA 2012 at the end of this month.
There is a fair argument to be made that perhaps Sony is releasing too many phones and perhaps a tighter focus on a smaller number of handsets would yield better sales. However, the fact that some of these handsets are being targeted to emerging markets at lower price points should mean a much wider distribution and accessibility across regions. Anyway, we wanted to ask you, which is your favourite Xperia launched in 2012 as things stand? Please vote in the poll and let us know why in the comments below.