Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA Arc is the new smartphone from XPERIA product line of the company. It is also the first in the new generation of XPERIA smartphones to be announced by Sony Ericsson in the year 2011. It is full of exciting features which are sure to be a hit among this generation of mobile enthusiasts.
XPERIA Arc sports stunning arc design with a wafer thin and light weight body, XPERIA Arc is just 8.7mm in the middle and weighs 117gms only. Sony Ericsson claims the body is made of premium material which makes it sleek yet strong and the design is perfectly ergonomical in shape. XPERIA Arc is embedded with cutting edge Sony technology to deliver exceptional multimedia experience to the users. The most striking feature of the phone is its extra wide 4.2” multi-touch screen which Sony prefers to call the Reality Display. The screen provides exceptional visual quality and crystal clear image, thanks to Mobile BRAVIA Engine. XPERIA Arc boasts 8.1 megapixel back-facing camera with HD video recording capability and features good selection of settings to be tweaked, including auto focus, image stabilisation and face detection. Exmor R for mobile sensor, used in XPERIA Arc, is capable of capturing high quality, bright pictures and HD videos even in low light, which can be shared in HD on TV via the built in HDMI-connector. With all the above smart features it can be rightly termed as a multimedia smartphone.
Sony Xperia Arc is powered by Andriod 2.3 Gingerbread and runs on 1 GHz Qualcomm CPU with 512 MB of memory. Sony Ericsson insists that the Arc will get an update to Andriod 3.0 Honeycomb too. The Arc provides access to Google Mobile Services like Calendar, Maps, Talk and a host of other Android applications. It comes with Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer. Other notable features included in the phone are Facebook application and scaled down versions of Sony Ericsson Timescape and Mediascape. With added apps and widgets you have the freedom to choose to add or remove them. It will also make the phone much easier to update when new versions of Android come out. The phone operates on 1500mAh battery and will be available in two colors: Midnight Blue and Misty Silver.
XPERIA Arc is definitely a perfect blend of art and technology. The designers at Sony Ericsson were thoughtful enough to pay heed to most of the responses to the earlier release of XPERIA and have tried to incorporate the changes in the Arc. Features included in the phone make XPERIA Arc a high end phone and Sony Ericsson plan to place the Arc in premium smartphone category. Without commenting on price Sony Ericsson’s press release states “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.”
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is likely to be available in most markets from late Q1 to Q2 this year.