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Sony Mobile Receives Four Red Dot Awards for Product Design

London (ots/PRNewswire) -

        - Xperia(TM)active and Xperia ion earn plaudits for high quality and stylish
        - Smart Wireless Headset pro and SmartDock for Xperia ion recognised for
          discreet design and impressive functionality
        - Xperia ray receives an honourable mention for appearance and usability 

Sony Mobile Communications ("Sony Mobile") today announced it has received four 2012 red dot awards in the Product Design category, as well as one honourable mention. The jury of international experts evaluated entries against key criteria including the degree of innovation, ergonomics, durability and ecological soundness. The awards presentation ceremony took place in Essen, Germany on July 2.

"Design is at the heart of Sony Mobile's product development philosophy and these awards are testament to the design quality of our Xperia smartphones [ tm_source=sactive&utm_medium=pressrelease&utm_campaign=xperia ] and Smart Accessories, demonstrating our commitment to offering consumers a rich smartphone experience without sacrificing on functionality or design," said Jeanna Kimbre, Director of Creative Product Design for Sony Mobile Communications.

The award winners

Xperia active, Xperia ion, Smart Wireless Headset pro and SmartDock for Xperia ion received red dot awards in the Product Design category, while Xperia ray picked up an honourable mention. The breadth of awards demonstrates Sony Mobile's commitment to stylish, high-end design across its product portfolio.

        - Xperia active
          offers a beautiful scratch
          resistant screen that can be used even with wet fingers and in bright sunshine. A
          sturdy aluminum frame surrounds and protects the display. In the jury's words "all
          details point to its ruggedness and super-friendliness while also conveying high
        - Xperia ion
          boasts a large display covering the front of the
          device, a simple, yet effective design that creates the illusion of the phone
          floating in the hand. The jury praised its "contrast between the black display and
          aluminum backside creating a high-quality appearance enhanced by precision
        - The SmartDock for Xperia ion features an angled profile which
          enables ergonomic viewing. Its subtle, yet high quality design, allows its many
          functions, including connectivity with mouse, keyboard, HD TV and other devices, to
          shine. It won the jury over with its "seamless blend with the docked smartphone."
        - The discreet, unobtrusive design of the Smart Wireless Headset pro
          stereo headset
          is minimalistic in nature and attractive for a wide range of consumers in different
          working environments.
        - The slim, dynamic shape of Xperia ray fits perfectly into the palm of your
          hand. The aluminum sides of the Android smartphone create a positive tactile
          experience, while also conveying durability and premium quality. 

The red dot design award is one of the world's largest and most distinguished design competitions, receiving more than 14,000 entries from 70 countries annually.

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About Sony Mobile Communications

Sony Mobile Communications is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation, a leading global innovator of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Through its Xperia(TM) smartphone portfolio, Sony Mobile Communications delivers the best of Sony technology, premium content and services, and easy connectivity to Sony's world of networked entertainment experiences. For more information:

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