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Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc coming soon to NZ

Published: Thu 10 Mar 2011 03:16 PM
Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc coming soon to New Zealand
•Visual brilliance with Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA® Engine and Exmor R™ technology
•Latest version of Android™ for smartphones (Android 2.3)
•Stunning and super-slim: measuring only 8.7mm at its thinnest part
March 10 2011, New Zealand – Sony Ericsson today announced the new Xperia™ arc smartphone with popular Sony technology and an exceptional multimedia experience will be available in New Zealand from Q2 (April-June).
The best of Sony technology is inside Xperia™ arc. The Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine delivers exceptional visual brilliance and a crystal clear image which enhances the overall entertainment experience. Furthermore, Sony’s award-winning Exmor R™ 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.
Super slim and light, Xperia™ arc is just 8.7mm at its thinnest part and has a super wide 4.2” multi-touch screen and 8.1 megapixel camera. 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.
Brendan Johnston, Managing Director, Sony Ericsson Oceania said, “Xperia™ arc is a premium smartphone that will appeal to users who want an exceptional entertainment experience, visual brilliance and the latest version of Android– all in a striking design. Our 2011 Xperia™ devices are the only smartphones that give customers access to the worlds of Android and Sony in one stylish device and we’re proud to be bringing that to our New Zealand customers in Xperia™ arc.”
AVAILABILITY
- Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc will be available in New Zealand from Q2 (April – June)
- Available colour: Midnight Blue
- Carriers, pricing and plans will be announced at launch
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
- Download Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc images from Picasa
- Watch videos on YouTube™
- Xperia™ arc specifications (page 2)
- ENDS -
Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc - specifications
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)
TrackID™ music recognition application
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
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
Organiser
Android™ OS
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
Accessories In-Box:
• Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc
• Battery (1500mAh)
• Stereo portable handsfree
• Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer
• User documentation
Facts 1)2) 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
Availability and versions Networks
UMTS HSPA 900, 2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS HSPA 800, 850, 1900, 2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Colour Midnight Blue
Legal
1) Facts and features may vary depending on local variant. 2) Operational times are affected by network
preferences, type of SIM card, connected accessories and various activities e.g. playing games. Kit contents and colour options may differ from market to market. The full range of accessories may not be available in every market.
© Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, 2011
The Liquid Identity logo and Xperia are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB. Sony is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Corporation. Ericsson is the trademark or registered trademark of Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson. Additional information regarding trademarks may be located on our website at: www.sonyericsson.com/cws/common/legal/disclaimer.
Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. All terms are subject to change without prior notice.
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, SE-221 88 Lund, Sweden.
Sony Ericsson celebrates its 10th year as a joint venture between Sony Corporation and Ericsson in October, 2011. Over the years the company has brought together the best communication technologies with superior entertainment user experiences to create its Xperia™ line of the ‘most entertaining smartphones’ in the mobile handset industry. With its global corporate functions in London, Sony Ericsson has sales and marketing operations in all major regions of the world, as well as manufacturing in China, and product development sites in China, Japan, Sweden and Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit: www.sonyericsson.com/press.

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