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New Sony mobile phone promises touch-free navigation

Sony Mobile Communications has announced a new Android-powered smartphone. The Sony Xperia sola has a 1GHz dual-core processor, a 3.7-inch display and a 5 megapixel camera.

Notable features include NFC connectivity and what the company is calling ‘floating touch’ navigation.

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Last week at The Fonecast: 5th March 2012

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Mobile World Congress is over for another year. Also gone is the mobile industry’s sudden obsession with public transport and student protests in Barcelona. But away from the local news, what’s been going on?

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Two new smartphones announced by Sony Mobile

Sony Mobile Communications - formerly Sony Ericsson but now wholly-owned by Sony - has announced two new smartphones on the eve of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Joining the Xperia S in the company’s Xperia NXT smartphone series are the Xperia P and Xperia U.

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Today's podcast: UK mobile payments, new smartphones, cheaper call charges and more

This week’s podcast from The Fonecast starts with a look at Barclays Pingit, the new UK mobile payment service that’ll let almost anyone send and receive money from a smartphone. We then move on to Ofcom’s plans to cut mobile termination rates before discussing camera technology, new handsets, patents, NFC tickets and plenty of other topics.

As always, you can listen to the programme on our website audio player, via iTunes, by using our RSS feed or by downloading the MP3. Alternatively, take advantage of the Android, iOS or webOS Stitcher Radio app and stream the podcast to your mobile phone.

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Last week at The Fonecast: 20th February 2012

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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. So said Sir Arthur C Clarke.

Last week’s magic was supplied by imaging company Scalado, which announced a new product called ‘Remove’. The clue’s in the name: it can automatically remove unwanted people from photos taken on a mobile phone. Expect to see it on a handset near you before too long.

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