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Sony Ericsson Xperia arc announced for the US, $599.99 MSRP gets it unlocked and ready to go

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Sony Ericsson Xperia arc announced for the US, $599.99 MSRP gets it unlocked and ready to go
Sony Ericsson officially announced it is bringing the Xperia arc to US shores, and it will be sold for $599.99 by Sony's retail stores, as well as at shop.sony.com in August. The phone has actually been available there since the beginning of July with AT&T 3G frequencies, but nothing smells as good as the official annointment.

Retailers like Newegg, BestBuy and Amazon are also onboard, and each seems to introduce its own pricing. The Sony Stores will carry the Midnight Blue version, whereas Newegg, BestBuy and Amazon will also have the Misty Silver one.

A quick check reveals that Newegg is already carrying the phone in both colors for $549 with free shipping, while Amazon one-ups it with $529.99 price tag for both versions. It is backordered at shop.sony.com anyway, with an estimated ship date 8/2. BestBuy might be waiting for August to come, since no Xperia arc can be seen in its online inventory list.

Americans are not used to pay full price for unlocked phones unsubsidized by a carrier, but if you want to change phones mid-contract, insert a prepaid card, or just buy the plan only, the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc is a unique handset, with its curved design, slim shape, 4.2" screen with the Mobile BRAVIA Engine, HDMI port and the excellent 8MP Exmor R-powered camera. Whether that $600 MSRP is right for the desired head-turning, is another story.

source: SonyEricsson

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posted on 27 Jul 2011, 10:35

1. puma66 (unregistered)


Sorry 4.2" screen doesn't cut it anymore. Nice looking phone though...

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 13:10 3

5. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


Are you stupid?

posted on 28 Jul 2011, 07:20

10. slickman44 (unregistered)


I agree with puma66. 4.2" displays seem small these days. I'll wait for the sony ericsson experia duo coming in september with a 4.5" screen and sick specs. I'm a big guy the more screen the better. Oh and by the way Christianqwerty you're a moron.

posted on 28 Jul 2011, 14:39

11. puma66 (unregistered)


Nah... that would be yo mama

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 15:16

6. Leyjee (Posts: 47; Member since: 25 Feb 2011)


Wtf? 4" is plenty lol?

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 10:39

2. jthiagesan (Posts: 104; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


i have to quit my nokia c6 and buy this

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 11:16

3. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 350; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


If the arc and play would have been made dual core they would've been sold out everywhere. Now with the Galaxy S2 coming around the corner on every US carrier, SE of all people definitely doesn't stand a chance. Didn't they say the wanted to be the number one android manufacturer?

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 11:58 2

4. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)


I think Samsung and the carriers have missed a great opportunity with delaying the Galaxy S2. There have been so many iPhone users off contract since June who would've been easy to snipe with a strong marketing campaign.

It's gong to be too much, too late for Samsung. They'll still make tons of money, but they could have twisted that dagger in Apple's side just a little.

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 18:02

7. cnwwyo (Posts: 126; Member since: 26 May 2011)


wonder if verizon will get it?

posted on 27 Jul 2011, 19:43

8. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


I wish, but it is gsm. Actually the phone that interests me more is the Sony Xperia Ray, but that also appears to be gsm only. So far.

posted on 28 Jul 2011, 07:18

9. slickman44 (unregistered)


I agree with puma66. 4.2" displays seem small these days. I'll wait for the sony ericsson experia duo coming in september with a 4.5" screen and sick specs. I'm a big guy the more screen the better. Oh and by the way Christianqwerty you're a moron.

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