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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is now official, how cool is that

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is now official, how cool is that
During its press conference today, Sony Ericsson finally put an end to all the rumors and leaks by announcing its latest and greatest Android smartphone, the one and only Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc! Honestly, we've never been too fond of the Xperia line, but this handset here is certainly a looker, with its curved body and large multi-touch (finally!) screen, measuring 4.2" and sporting a technology that SE calls "Reality Display". Additionally, the image quality should be enhanced by the new Mobile BRAVIA Engine, although it remains unclear in what aspect we should see an improvement.

The handset will run on the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread build (if it gets released on time, that is), which will practically ensure that it can offer all the latest software features that smartphone users desire. Not only is it going to make stand when it comes to its display, but the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is also prepping for an assault in the camera area, because it would be equipped with Sony's own 8.1MP Exmor R sensor with f/2.4 lens that should allow for high-quality still imagery, as well as HD video capture even in low-light situations. Sony Ericsson, now we're talking!

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc will be taking its first breath of fresh air in the first quarter of the year, launching at a number of selected markets around the world, including Japan.

source: Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc will feature a 4.2
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc will feature a 4.2

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc will feature a 4.2" screen, powered by the Mobile BRAVIA Engine



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posted on 05 Jan 2011, 20:00 2

1. therygy (Posts: 94; Member since: 24 May 2010)


this phone is gunna suck

posted on 05 Jan 2011, 20:14 1

2. Wardski (unregistered)


+1

Why would ya buy this? SE should give the android game away. Zero support beyond the base FW (classic example is my wife's X10 mini - still sitting on Android 1.6 in Australia, while a few lucky areas in Europe are on 2.1)

Wouldn't touch it with a 40 ft pole IMO....

posted on 05 Jan 2011, 20:27 1

3. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


the lg optimus black is the slimmest and lightest phone so this one is obviously huge :O don't let it trick you with its arc taha :D

posted on 05 Jan 2011, 23:22

6. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


The optimus black is .36 inch and lighter while this is .34 in. I would take optimus black over this anyway tho

posted on 05 Jan 2011, 20:51

4. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 684; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Maybe I missed it in the reading... but is it realeasing in the States?

posted on 05 Jan 2011, 23:22

7. zak (unregistered)


ARC will Rock,LOVE sony ericsson.

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 00:09

8. Itzatlas (Posts: 37; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


This phone doesnt look like it is going to be right for some people until they get a hands on experience, you'll never know if you like it or not so don't knock it til you try it.

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 00:26

9. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


I don't know. But I am doubtful about SE touchscreen phones lately. It looks sleek though.

posted on 06 Jan 2011, 12:28

10. AMAL KANT (unregistered)


Sony Ericsson does have a creativity to make a fool of its customers. First of all after so many delays and longer time No official support for 2.2 Froyo for Xperia X10...

Ok we get it Sony .. its because of Hardware limitations.. Fine !!!

But what about Xperia Arc ???

It is Multi-Touch screen but still your
web specification says Pan & Zoom instead of Pinch & Zoom.

Enough I'm Going for HTC because in India Desire HD & Desire Z, HTC 7 HD & Mozart have officially launched.

Good Bye Sony.

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