Sony Xperia E1 and Xperia T2 Ultra Smartphones Launched, One Midrange, One Phablet, All Android

Sony's Xperia family just keeps growing. The latest additions include a new Xperia E1 smartphone intended to mesh leading audio technologies with expertise in display, design, and performance, and a pair of large screen Xperia T2 Ultra handsets, one of which boasts dual SIM ports. One thing all three devices have in common is they're all running Android.

Starting with the Xperia E1, Sony considers it the "best smartphone in its class." It's a mid-tier device with a 4-inch WVGA (800x480) display, Qualcomm MSM8210 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, and 1700 mAh battery. There appears to be a rear-facing camera on the device, though Sony didn't provide any details.

Sony Xperia E1

Also included with the Xperia E1 are intuitive Walkman controls, such as shake-to-shuffle and a dedicated "long press to launch" button. Reiterating its focus on music, the Xperia E1 comes preloaded with a 30-day pass for Sony's Entertainment Network music streaming service.

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra

If you prefer something a bit bigger and more powerful, the Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia T2 Ultra Dual stroll into the smartphone scene with a 6-inch HD (720p) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core 1.4GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 13MP rear-facing camera, 1.1MP front-facing camera, and a 3000 mAh battery.

No word yet on price or availability.