Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S and Xperia neo V are now available in the U.S.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S and Xperia neo V are now available in the U.S.
Two new Android smartphones made by Sony Ericsson just landed on U.S. soil – the Xperia Arc S and the Xperia neo V. The tricky part, however, is that you would not find them on the shelves of any wireless carrier, or at least no for now.

Both the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S and the Xperia neo V are available for purchase only through the company's online store at this time, where they can be bought for $550 and $350 respectively and with no carrier contract attached.

So, what exactly do you get for your money? The Gingerbread-flavored Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is an upgraded version of the original Xperia Arc and comes with a faster, 1.4GHz processor. Its front is graced by a 4.2-inch touchscreen with 480 by 854 pixels of resolution. The Reality display is what the company prefers calling it, which is another way of saying that its contrast and sharpness are getting a boost while displaying photos or videos. The 8.1-megapixel camera on the smartphone's back has an Exmor R sensor and can capture 3D and 2D panorama shots. Last but not least, the Arc S is quite a looker thanks to its curved design and slim profile.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V is pretty similar to the original xperia neo – it retains the looks and design of its sibling and comes with the same 1GHz single-core Qualcomm chipset. However, it gets a 5-megapixel camera instead of an 8-megapixel one, and Android 2.3.4 is what runs on it out of the box. On the smartphone's front you will find a 3.7-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 480 by 854 pixels and a front-facing camera right above it.

Anyone thinking of getting one of these smartphones? Feel free to share your thoughts by dropping a comment below.

source: Sony Ericsson via Boy Genius Report

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