In 2010, it was all about the Xperia series for Sony Ericsson, which raised a lot of questions towards the outdated versions of Android, bulky design and lacking features. In 2011 Sony Ericsson has announced the addition of a new model in the series called the Xperia Arc, and it seems like it is a great design improvement when compared to all the previous Xperia models.
Furthermore, It is one of the most slimmest and thinnest phone ever produced by any mobile company; sporting a 4.2 inch screen with a TFT LD screen and a distinct feature of Sony’s Bravia Engine image.
It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It boasts of 8.1 megapixel camera and here comes the real twist; it features the Exmor R CMOS sensor. The Xperia Arc would be the first phone to feature this in its model as only compact cameras had recently started to add this feature.
It would be a feature packed phone with 8 GB memory expandable up to 32 GB, HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity, GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth 2.1, micro USB slot and HDMI slot, IM services, Google maps, integrated social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
Xperia Arc is set to be released in the first quarter of the year in UK but there has been no mention about its price. It could be expected to be on the higher side. Though the version of Android has been updated when compared to its previous models, but still its outdated when compared to phones of other leading companies which are running on Android 3.0.
Latest announcements of phones like Motorola Atrix and LG Optimus 2x have dual core processor chip where as Xperia Arc has single core processor. However, its 2 distinct features of Bravia Engine and Exmor R CMOS sensor gives a new dimension to phones aimed at entertainment.