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

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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Xperia arc
  • Display 4.2" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 0.512 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. puma66 unregistered

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

5. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

Are you stupid?

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.

11. puma66 unregistered

Nah... that would be yo mama

6. Leyjee

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 25, 2011

Wtf? 4" is plenty lol?

2. jthiagesan

Posts: 104; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

i have to quit my nokia c6 and buy this

3. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 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?

4. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 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.

7. cnwwyo

Posts: 126; Member since: May 26, 2011

wonder if verizon will get it?

8. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 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.

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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