New Xperia phones on sale in the US: Xperia acro S, miro, tipo and tipo dual

by XB on 21st September 2012

in Xperia acro S, Xperia miro, Xperia tipo

A few more sim-free unlocked Sony Xperia handsets are now available to those in the United States. The dust and water resistant Xperia acro S is the pick of the bunch, available in both black and white colours, although it will set you back a pricey $649.99. At the budget end, the Xperia tipo is also in stock and available in four colours (Classic White, Navy Blue, Deep Red and Classic Black) for $189.99.

The dual-sim version of the Xperia tipo, the Xperia tipo dual can be pre-ordered on the website for $209.99 and is available in Serene Black or Classic Silver. The estimated ship date is a couple of weeks away at 4 October 2012. The Xperia miro is also expected at the same time and can be pre-ordered in four different colours for $239.99. It is good to see more Xperia phones making their way Stateside, but taking the unlocked route is one that few people use. Sony needs to get their phones onto the major US carriers, something which remains a very slow process. Hopefully 2013 will mark a turning point in this regard.

Thanks Tony!

  • Aokde Gharra

    i have a question, does someone have the acro s? i want to know if the camera has the same focusing problems as the xperia s…or if someone knows if it has the problem…thanks in advance :-)

  • Loken

    nope it dosent.. actually the camera is better than xs but the shutter key is f ing hard to press!!

  • Aokde Gharra

    awesome, thanks :D

  • nfs2010

    So they are trying to sell s3-powered acro s for $649.99? Good luck with that. I would wait to see what price tag newegg puts on it. I bet it would be at least $150 cheaper.

  • JDM

    gggggggggggaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwddd how stupid is this. Sony now decides to sell us Acro S in the U.S while the Xperia V is out. This pisses me off. I wanted Acro S so bad 2 months ago now I don’t want to buy it because i’m waiting for the Xperia V. And when the xperia V is probably out same #@$# will happen.

  • thefaze

    And how many are NOT usable for Verizon Wireless? ALL OF THE ABOVE. Lame…

  • lovebmw

    get used to it, until they fire the guys responsible… this will keep happening; in fact it has been happening for the last 10 years… why are you acting that you are surprised?

  • Whatever happened to the launch of the Xperia Go (Advance) in the US? I haven’t seen it anywhere.

  • Cerunnos

    I bought an Acro S for about $520 online (they have it on Amazon and Ebay) new in August.

  • Cerunnos

    They still aren’t targetting the US market, the Xperia V (well the lt25i) doesn’t have the right LTE bands or 3G bands (tri-band). You’ll have to wait for the H version or a specific American one. The V is also not out in other countries too, they only launched the T and J.
    Carrier support also isn’t very great in the states, almost on one here knows there are Sony smartphones. On campus (Chicago) for three years I have seen at MOST 1 Xperia, its all iPhones (over half), then Samsungs with a few HTCs and some rare Motos.
    In Asia (Japan and Taiwan), I’ve seen not as many iPhones and a more diverse mix of the others, hence why they often launch there first.
    Of course in order to change this they have to change strategies, but I guess they are trying to do too many devices and launches at the same time and definately still need some work, but if announcement to launch is getting faster, at least its a step in the right direction?

  • Anyone notice that the Sony Mobile Store lists the Acro S shipping with Android 4.1 rather than 4.0.4? Probably a typo on the sales site, but I’d love to think it points towards a Sept/Oct release for JB on the 2012 Line :D

  • hamboy

    That’s life. No matter what you buy, a newer edition will come along shortly

  • I have bought one recently for €335 which is about $430

    so it’s not that expensive! more curious about battery! worse than Xperia S ?!

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