Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc debuts at CES 2011

Sony Ericsson unveiled its latest Android 2.3 smartphone Xperia Arc at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show. According to the company, it is first of the many Xperia series smartphones that will be announced in the coming months. We already know some of them are scheduled to launch at Mobile World Congress next month.

Featuring a curvy rear, Xperia Arc is only 8.5 mm at the thinnest point. It features an extra wide 4.2” multi-touch screen, and 8.1 MP camera with HD video recording support.

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc will be available globally in selected markets, including Japan, from Q1.

Full Xperia Arc Specifications and Features:

Camera:

  • 8.1 megapixel camera
  • Up to 2.46x smart zoom
  • Aperture f/2.4
  • Auto focus
  • Face detection
  • Flash/LED
  • Geo tagging
  • Image stabilizer
  • Noise suppression
  • Send to web
  • Smile detection
  • Sony Exmor R™ for mobile CMOS sensor
  • Touch Focus
  • Touch capture
  • Video light
  • Video recording, HD 720p

Music

  • Album art
  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Media player
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • PlayNow™ service*
  • TrackID™ music recognition application
  • This service may not be available in every market

Web

  • Bookmarks
  • Google™ search
  • NeoReader™ barcode scanner
  • Pan & zoom
  • Web browser (WebKit)

Communication

  • Call list
  • Conference calls
  • Facebook™ application*
  • Sony Ericsson Timescape™
  • Speakerphone
  • Vibrating alert
  • This service may not be available in every market
  • Messaging

Conversations

  • Email
  • Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
  • Instant messaging
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)

Design

  • Auto rotate
  • Keyboards (onscreen, QWERTY)
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Reality display
  • Sony Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • Touchscreen
  • Wallpaper animation

Entertainment

  • 3D games
  • Media browser
  • Motion gaming
  • Radio (FM)
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing
  • YouTube™ *
  • Organiser

Android 2.3 Gingerbread

  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Document readers
  • Flight mode
  • Infinite button
  • Phone book

Connectivity

  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • aGPS
  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • Google Maps™
  • HDMI
  • Modem
  • DLNA
  • USB mass storage
  • USB support
  • Wi-Fi™
  • Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation *

Google™ services

  • Android Market™ Client
  • Gmail™
  • Google Calendar™
  • Google Gallery 3D™
  • Google Latitude™
  • Google Maps™ with Street View
  • Google Media Uploader
  • Google Music Player™
  • Google Phone-top Search
  • Google Search widget
  • Google Sync™
  • Google Talk™
  • Google Voice Search
  • Set-up Wizard
  • YouTube™

Screen

  • Sony Mobile Bravia Engine
  • 16,777,216 colour TFT
  • Capacitive multi-touch
  • 4.2 inches
  • 854 x 480 pixels (FWVGA)
  • Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant mineral glass

In-Box:

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc
  • Battery (1500mAh)
  • Stereo portable handsfree
  • Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer
  • User documentation

Facts

  • Size: 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight: 117 grams
  • Phone memory: Up to 512 MB
  • Memory card support: up to 32 GB
  • Memory card included: microSD™ 8 GB
  • Operating system: Google™ Android 2.3
  • Processor: 1 GHz Qualcomm

Colours

  • Midnight Blue
  • Misty Silver

Post Author: Gaurav Shukla

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