Since Sony split with Ericsson they have been trying to re-brand their products very quickly with some new stock, the latest one launched today is the Xperia Sola, which according to Nokia has a “floating touch” UI and great web browsing, alongside that the device comes with a dual-core NovaThor processor (which sounds awesome), NFC technology and other spectacular features.

Getting back to the floating touch UI, according to Nokia this will provide an entirely new experience for the user as it will allow you to perform tasks on the phone without touching the display, instead, all you have to do is hover you finger above the screen, like a moving cursor.

Alongside the great new user interface, the Sola will also have a 1GHz dual-core processor, 3.7-inch Reality display with Sony’s mobile BRAVIA engine, which according to Sony provides  “razor sharp clarity.”Alongside which you also get xCLOUD technology, 3D surround sound, a 5-megapixel camera and 8GBs of storage.

One thing we thing lets the whole phone down is it’s OS, as the Sola isn’t running Android’s latest Ice Cream Sandwich OS and instead their previous 2.1 Gingerbread. But Sony has stated they will update this to 4.0 in the summer.

One cool thing Sony have decided to build that can work alongside the Sola’s NFC technology is their new SmartTags, which will be included with the phone providing you with options to personalise with 10 different commands, they basically allow you to change settings and launch apps from your phone just by touching a tag, check ou the video below if you want to know more.

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I think this phone sounds great and if I actually liked Android I  would probably buy one, currently the device will be available around the world in black, white and red during the second quarter of 2012.

Check out this video Sony made showing the Xperia Sola:

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