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Sony Ericsson Xperia ray listed online for pre-order with August 15 shipping date

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Sony Ericsson Xperia ray listed online for pre-order with August 15 shipping date
The Sony Ericsson Xperia ray was among the trio of smartphones that the manufacturer announced a few weeks ago, and thanks to its slim profile and attractive design, the handset probably managed to grab the attention of the ones who prioritize style over substance when it comes to their gadgets. Little was said, however, regarding the smartphone's availability, and all that we knew after the announcement was that the Xperia ray would hit the market at some point within the third quarter of 2011.

Fortunately, the British online retailer Play.com can shed some light on the matter as it already has the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray, unlocked and contract-free, up for pre-order. The smartphone has an expected shipping date set for August 15 meaning that it will most probably be available through the U.K. and maybe even some other European countries around that time. Purchasing the smartphone in advance would set you back about 560$, which some would argue that is a bit too high of a price to pay for a device with somewhat average specs. However, the Xperia ray seems to be made to impress with looks and design rather than breaking Quadrant high scores.

As far as the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray's availability in the U.S. goes – all we can do is hope to see the smartphone launch along with its European counterpart.

source: Play.com via Android Authority

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posted on 04 Jul 2011, 08:50

1. NMP (unregistered)


Exorbitant Price!

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 11:46

2. ryq (unregistered)


$560.00! too expensive. samsung has nothing to worry about. their galaxy ace is cheaper and has almost same specs as this phone. sony ericsson is still climbing out of the slump and the price of this phone will not help.

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 13:39

4. V (unregistered)


This shows how stupid you are. How can you compare Galaxy Ace with Xperia Ray?! Read the specs first you idiot. The price is for pre-order, read the article again. It's more expensive in pre-order, because you buy it in advance. Still you cannot compare Ace with Ray, and yes, still you are an idiot.

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 12:00

3. XavierMathews (Posts: 6; Member since: 04 Jul 2011)


SE need a whole new hardware design and software UI. Or they will never be successful. And stop using cheep s**t. Really. The best phone they have is the Xperia Play and I hear that is garbage, sure felt like it when I was using it. And the Screen is SOO bad.

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 13:44

5. V (unregistered)


I am not sure what don't you like at SE hardware design. It's the best in the whole Android comunity (not for materials used, winner = HTC). Software is good enough. And the best phone they have is not Xperia Play, it's the Arc. Another thing is this: have you ever used Play? Your statement "I hear that is garbage, sure felt like it when I was using it" it's out of control, and really shows how smart you are. Get a life man.

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 17:33

6. LOLer (unregistered)


Hardware design i'm assuming you mean spec wise. Yeah, they kinda need to keep up with the latest tech in this department. Cosmetic wise they're at the top of their game.

UI i kinda think its a very personal oppinion issue. imho it's still one of the better looking ones. Only thing i hate is that you can't remove/change that gray bar at the bottom.

Screen wise is another preference issue. I don't usually need to share movies with a group of friends on my phone so viewing angles an't a problem for me. If i were to share any movies there's still DLNA and HDMI.

The Xperia play is bulls**t? Yeah, gotta agree with you on that one XD it's kinda a marketing gimmic if you ask me XD Specs an't even high enough to provide sufficient resources for developers to utilise forcing them to work within the limits of last year's benchmarks.

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 17:34

7. LOLer (unregistered)


One step closer to the Duo~! Yay~!

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