Sony Ericsson reveals Android 2.3 Experia arc

6 Jan 2011

LAS VEGAS – Sony Ericsson has brought out a new Xperia smartphone based on the latest Android operating system 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’. It describes the arc as a new generation of Experia device for 2011 with HD recording capability.

“We’re starting strong in 2011 by introducing our most exciting Xperia product yet. Xperia arc combines state-of-the-art Sony technology with breath-taking design to entertain and wow consumers. All on the latest Android release,” said Bert Nordberg, president, Sony Ericsson.

Xperia arc is just 8.7mm at its thinnest part and has an extra wide 4.2-inch multi-touch screen.

The device features an 8.1-megapixel camera and HD video-recording capability.

Stunning arc body

Created from premium materials and with a stunning arc body, this smartphone is sleek, strong and designed to fit perfectly in the user’s hand.

Xperia arc will launch on the latest version of the Android platform, providing access to Google Mobile Services and the myriad of applications available on the Android market. Xperia smartphones add best in class entertainment on top of smartphone fundamentals, such as apps, maps, email and fast internet to create the most entertaining smartphone experience.

The Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine delivers exceptional visual brilliance and a crystal clear image which enhances the overall entertainment experience.

Sony’s award-winning 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 your living room TV via the built-in HDMI-connector.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years