Sony Ericsson CES 2011 Launch Roundup
Like almost every other mobile phone manufacturer like HTC, Samsung, Motorola and LG, Sony Ericsson also put up a display at CES 2011. Unlike the others though, the Sony Ericsson booth was pretty empty, as there wasn’t much they had to show. While almost all the other heavyweights launched multiple smartphones and even announced Android tablets, Sony Ericsson just introduced one smartphone - the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, which was leaked even before the actual unveiling.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is a great and stylish phone, but with all the others having many more releases, it got drowned out in the noise.
In this article, I will give you a full round up of everything Sony Ericsson had to offer at CES 2011, and also what we can expect at MWC from Sony Ericsson.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Preview
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc was one of the most powerful and stylish Android smartphones unveiled at CES 2011. It may not compare with the dual core Android monsters announced at CES, but with a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, it still offers a lot of power. It also has an Adreno 205 GPU. It has 512 MB RAM and comes with 16 GB internal storage and supports up to 32 GB microSD cards.
On the software side, it comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Sony Ericsson’s custom UI shell. Gingerbread is the best (latest) version of the Android OS, and offers the best mobile computing experience, very similar to the iPhone. The Xperia Arc has dimensions of 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm and weighs about 117 gms. It is one of the most stylish smartphones I’ve seen.
It has a 4.2 inch LED backlit capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. It also packs in an 8 MP camera with an image capture resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels and has autofocus and LED flash. It can record 720p HD video and comes with all sorts of connectivity including GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP. It also has a GPS transceiver with A-GPS. It will be powered by a Li-Po battery (1500 mAh).
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play and Xperia Duo
Even the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, the PlayStation phone, wasn’t unveiled at CES 2011. It will probably be unveiled at MWC in February, along with the Xperia Duo, the successor to the Xperia X10 Mini.
The Xperia Play is one of the most anticipated phones. It will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a whole library of some really awesome PSP games. It will have a sliding joystick instead of a keyboard.
The Xperia Duo will have slightly lower hardware specs than the Arc and will come with a sliding QWERTY keyboard and a smaller display.