Sony Xperia TL landing on AT&T for $99

The James Bond phone, the $99 Sony Xperia TL, is coming to AT&T November 2

Sony Xperia TL
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Sony just confirmed U.S. pricing and availability for its latest handset, the Xperia TL . You can expect the handset, official smartphone of the 'Skyfall" James Bond film, to cost $99.99 on November 2.

I'm not sure about you but when I think of a gadget worthy of 007's tool kit, I imagine an sophisticated multimillion dollar device able to make calls anywhere on earth and beyond. I'm talking about communicating from inside nuclear submarines prowling ocean depths or perhaps even from the dark side of the moon. Oh yes, and there better be a laser for personal defense packed in there somewhere as well.

As a midrange Android smartphone, the Xperia TL isn't quite that caliber of handset. Still, this phone is the most powerful Sony mobile phone yet, with a modern 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and 13-megapixel main camera. Sony includes 16GB of on-board storage too, backed up by 1GB of RAM plus a microSD Card slot for extra expansion.

The Xperia TL features a big 4.6-inch (1,280x720 pixel) screen, which will no doubt prove an engaging canvass to enjoy the James Bond "Skyfall" movie trailers and wallpapers Sony and AT&T have teamed up to bundle with the device. Be sure to check back soon for our full review.

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