IFA 2012: Sony announces that James Bond will use Xperia T in Skyfall

James Bond has been an idol for most, especially because of the gadgets he uses which range from watches to cars and everything else in between. There are many who want to own the gadgets used by James Bond, but either they are really expensive and made for the movie or concepts that may never be launched. However, die-hard James Bond fans will definitely find this bit of information interesting. Sony has announced that the newly announced Xperia T smartphone will feature in Skyfall, the 23rd movie from the James Bond franchise.

At the IFA 2012 event, when Sony took the stage to announce its range of mobile devices, the brand’s CEO, Kaz Hirai, took the opportunity to reveal that the latest smartphone from its new Xperia range is set to feature in Skyfall – the 23rd James Bond film and first to feature an Xperia smartphone from Sony.

Flagship Sony smartphone in upcoming James Bond movie

Flagship Sony smartphone in upcoming James Bond movie


Sony states that it had been in the field before with 007 before as Sony Ericsson, with gadgetry featured in previous movies such as Die Another Day, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. Sony Ericsson first partnered with Bond for Die Another Day starring Pierce Brosnan in 2002, using both the T68i and P800 in the film. Sony Ericsson phones have since featured in all Bond films, with the K800i and M600i making their debuts in Casino Royale, and the C902 being featured in Quantum of Solace.

The Sony Xperia T flagship from Sony comes equipped with a 4.6-inch HD display and commenting on this Sony says that along with the Mobile Bravia Engine in tow, it is capable of offering razor sharp clarity. With most of the major brands going the quad-core direction, Sony has opted for a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and the reason behind this, the brand states, is that it is for an improved battery life, fast performance and sharp graphics.

The handset ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the brand has announced that an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be available shortly after the Xperia T is launched. The smartphone is powered by a 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8260A Snapdragon S4 processor and features 1GB of RAM and an Adreno 225 GPU. This smartphone also uses a microSIM card, keeping it on par with the latest smartphones available in the market.

Here is a quick look at the main features of the Xperia T:

  • 4.6-inch HD Reality Display powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • LTE, UMTS / HSPA+ radios, NFC
  • 13MP fast capture camera with LED flash and full HD 1080p video recording and a 720p HD front camera
  • 16GB internal memory along with a MicroSD card slot
  • FM radio
  • MHL

Commenting on the launch of the Sony Xperia T, Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO of Sony Mobile Communications, said, “This year's IFA marks an important milestone for Sony and Sony Mobile Communications. Xperia smartphones are at the heart of Sony's mobile strategy of delivering a consistent user experience across devices, enabling consumers to easily and quickly access the world of entertainment that Sony delivers.”

Published Date: Aug 30, 2012 03:17 pm | Updated Date: Aug 30, 2012 03:17 pm