Amongst all the announcements at CES (and before-events), which we’ll cover if we feel they relate to Aus or they’re just plain amazing, was the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc. SE have dubbed it the slimmest handset yet, as it’s just 8.7mm in the centre of the arc. The arc is has a near-endless spec sheet which you can check out on Sony Ericsson’s site, but we’ve carved it down to just the major points:
- 4.2″ 854×480 MultiTouch display (w/ Bravia Engine) Shatter-Proof
- 8MP Camera w/ 720p recording and Sony Exmor R technology to enhance images
- 1GHz Snapdragon CPU
- Android 2.3 (or 2.4)
- 3.5mm headset
- 900/2100MHz UMTS or 800/850/1900/2100MHz UMTS
I’m seeing the Xperia arc as the Xperia X10 they it should have been. There is no confirmation as to whether it will come to Australia, though in the press release it says it’s coming to the global market and with both a version suited for Optus & Vodafone (if their network is still running) as well as a NextG suitable model, I don’t see why they won’t bring it down-under and let carriers overprice it like they initially did with the Xperia X10.