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Sony introduces Xperia P SmartDock for a 'full PC experience'

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To go along with Sony's new Xperia phones, the company is lauching a SmartDock to connect your Xperia smartphone to your TV — and if you add a keyboard and mouse, the company claims you can have a "full PC experience."

Gallery Photo: Xperia P SmartDock with TV launcher hands-on
Gallery Photo: Xperia P SmartDock with TV launcher hands-on

To go along with Sony's new Xperia phones, the company is lauching a SmartDock to connect your Xperia smartphone to your TV — and if you add a keyboard and mouse, the company claims you can have a "full PC experience." On its own, the SmartDock outputs via HDMI to allow your phone to serve as a media hub for music, videos, and photos. If you've got a newer TV, you can control the phone with your remote control over HDMI-CEC to navigate the media on your phone and play with Android apps, and you can also use a keyboard and mouse. It's not really a "full PC experience," since that's pretty much all you get, but it's certainly something. The SmartDock includes USB ports and for hooking up your peripherals with cables — we're checking to see if Bluetooth works as well.

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