Mobile World Congress this week means a whole bunch of new phone announcements, but the ones that really interest us are those which have actual Australian release plans. Following yesterday’s Vodafone plans for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Telstra has locked up a deal on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo.
Telstra has confirmed it has a three-month exclusive on the phone, although in typical detail-free style there’s no actual release date or plans beyond “the first half of 2011”. The emphasis on this phone is very much on multimedia, with an 8MP camera, HD video camera and built-in HDMI. It’s running Android 2.3, which is just as well given Sony Ericsson’s somewhat patchy record on Android updates.