Sony Ericsson’s latest addition to its Xperia range, the Arc, combines Sony technology on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform. The device will be available globally in selected markets, including Japan, from Q1 2011 in the colours Midnight Blue and Misty Silver.
The 125x63 x8.7mm device is slim and light (117g) at just 8.7mm at its thinnest part and has an extra wide 4.2-inch multi-touch screen with a resolution of 854x480 pixels. It features an 8.1-megapixel camera and HD video recording capability and is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm processor. The phone has up to 512 MB of memory and can support up to 32 GB with a memory card.
The manufacturer claims the Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine delivers ‘exceptional visual brilliance and a crystal clear image which enhances the overall entertainment experience’. It adds that 'Sony’s Exmor R for mobile sensor with the f/2.4 lens enables the capture of high quality, bright pictures and HD videos even in low light. All pictures and videos can be shared in HD on home TV via the built in HDMI-connector'.
Sony Ericsson’s Timescape user interface runs on top the Android platform. There is no word yet on what price the Xperia Arc will retail at, but it is likely to be top of the range.
Bert Nordberg, President, Sony Ericsson said: ‘We’re starting strong in 2011 by introducing our most exciting Xperia product yet. Xperia Arc combines state-of-the-art Sony technology with breathtaking design to entertain and wow consumers. All on the latest Android release.’