Available in certain European countries for more than a month now, Sony’s entry-level Xperia E is finally ready to land in America as well. The event will happen on March 1, when pre-orders are to start being fulfilled by Sony’s US Store.
For some reason, you can only get the dual-SIM version of the E in the States – for now – the one that’s aptly named Xperia E Dual. That’s far from expensive, at $199.99 in a SIM-free flavor, but you know how it goes, you get what you pay for.
In this case, what you pay for is a 3.5-incher with a 480 x 320 pixels resolution display, a single-core 1 GHz Qualcomm processor and 512 MB of RAM. Despite speculations, the E Dual will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upon launch, being scheduled to get a 4.1 Jelly Bean bump “soon” after.
The rest of the specs are nothing special and include a 3.2 MP rear snapper, 4 GB of storage space, microSD support, a 1,500 mAh battery, Wi-Fi, DLNA, GPS, Bluetooth and a VGA front-facing cam. Anyone interested?