Wow, it looks like the UK Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc release date is April 1st ! And don’t worry, that’s no Fool’s Day joke, it’s for real! And how do we know that? It’s very simple: Play.com is currently lisiting the smartphone as available for pre-orders and they’re also indicating the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc release date: April 1st, 2011.
In case you’re wondering, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc price on play.com is £449.99, £10 lower than the Recomended Retail Price ( of course, at this price, the phone comes unlocked ). At first sight Xperia Arc looks very expensive, but we must remember that a little more than a year ago the Xperia X10 was £80 more expensive when it first came up for pre-order (£529.99). In the listing there’s no indication what colors are available, but there’s a picture with the Midnight blue handset.
Check out the Xperia Arc offer from Play.com.
Sony Ericsson officially announced at CES 2011, in January, the Xperia Arc ( formally known as Xperia X12 ). Xperia Arc brags with the wonderful Reality display and its slimness. Sony Ericsson says that the Reality Display uses the Mobile Bravia Engine and it will have some very nice features like contrast enhancement, sharpness, color control, noise reduction and more.
Another strong-point of this gadget is Xperia Arc’s slimness, as the phone is 8.7mm at its thinnest part.
Here are the most important Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc specs :
- 1GHz Qualcomm CPU
- 4.2 inch ( 480 x 854 ) “Reality Display”
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
- 8.1MP camera with auto-focus and LED flash that uses the “Sony Exmor R for mobile CMOS sensor”
- 720p HD video recording capabilities
- 8GB microSd card included
- HDMI out
- 1500 mAH battery
Sony Ericsson wants to become one of the top players in the Android smartphone market, and I think that Xperia Arc has the necessary tools to accomplish this mission. Let’s hope that Sony Ericsson has learned from past mistakes ( e.g the Xperia X10 Android OS update fiasco ) and won’t repeat them again. We just have to be patient to see how things go about this time. We’ll keep you posted with the latest Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc news.
Thanks XperiaBlog for letting us know about the possibility of preordering Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc from Play.com.