XPERIATM pro and XPERIATM mini pro smartphones will be available pre-loaded with McAfee Mobile Security Software which enhances security standards for smartphones - protection for today’s mobile lifestyle
SANTA CLARA, Calif., 17 August, 2011 - McAfee today announced that its technology for mobile platforms will be offered as standard in Sony Ericsson’s XPERIATM mini pro and forthcoming XPERIATM pro smartphones. This is part of a move designed to effectively safeguard smartphone users against device loss, data theft, malware and virus infection.
McAfee’s mobile technology enables users to enjoy their mobile lifestyle without worry. Users can find their missing phone with alarm and location tracking, prevent misuse with remote lock and wipe and preserve important memories and personal data with remote back-up and restore, even from a lost or misplaced phone. At the same time, McAfee Mobile Security protects against the risk of malware that originates via email, instant messaging and Internet downloads.
“Smartphones represent one of most significant technological developments of our time with today’s devices boasting far more functionality than many early PCs,” said Todd Gebhart, co-president, McAfee. “However, it is far too easy to leave a mobile device in a cab or at the airport, which can mean lost contacts, photos, financial information and other important content. With malware targeting mobile devices growing quarter-on-quarter, there is also the risk of these devices being hacked, infected or phished. The availability of this technology is an important milestone in protecting both the phone itself and the data that resides on the device.”
Nikolaus Scheurer, head of Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson commented: “By offering as standard these new consumer and business solutions in our XPERIATM smartphones, we are setting a new standard in mobile device security allowing us to better serve our customers.”
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About Sony Ericsson XPERIATM pro and XPERIATM mini pro
Sony Ericsson’s new XPERIA™ mini pro (available in first markets from August), and the forthcoming XPERIA™ pro (available in first markets from October), are premium smartphones, that for the first time combine all the power of the latest Android version for smartphones with multimedia technology from Sony into the optimal smartphone for both business and leisure. Both come with an optimized best in class, slide-out keyboard and full touch capability, enabling business and social networking to be faster and more intuitive than ever.
The subtle but fast Type & Send functionality eliminates the need to open a dedicated app for each type of message, and Smart Keyboard triggers predictive messaging actions automatically when the user slides out the keyboard.
These innovative, compact and full-sized smartphones are packed full of features, powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon™ processor, and run the latest platform of Google’s Android™ for smartphones – Gingerbread 2.3. Beautifully designed, XPERIA™ pro and XPERIA™ mini pro both integrate best-in-class imaging and display technology from Sony, including Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine and HD video recording (720p).
The products offer full multimedia entertainment experiences. XPERIA™ pro and XPERIA™ mini pro enable access to over 250,000 apps on the Android Market™ as well as rich Google Mobile Services for business and leisure. Facebook inside XPERIA™ for the richest and most seamless social networking experience on a mobile, a feature just announced for the XPERIA™ family, provides a unique social media integration.
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