Vaio vies with old friend Sony by launching an Android smartphone
Sold off as part of Sony's drastic cost-cutting exercises, laptop brand Vaio has branched into phones in Japan.
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The new phone was revealed by Japanese operator B-mobile. It will be released on 20 March in Japan and costs 51,000 yen. This converts to roughly $420, £280 or AU$550, but it seems unlikely it'll cross to other shores.
Inside the 7.95mm-thick Vaio phone is a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. It sports a 5-inch 720p display and 13-megapixel camera, and it's powered by the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop software.