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Topic # 78934 10-Mar-2011 13:50
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Some of you might know (and seen my tweets) I was in Sydney earlier this week attending a Sony event, where they announced new sony Vaio laptops and the upcoming availability of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc in Australia and New Zealand. Here is the official released received today:


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 Xperiadevices 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.”

Key Features: Slim. Stunning. Smart. Sleek, lightweight, and strong; designed to fit your hand perfectly; Crafted from premium materials and only 8.7mm at its thinnest part; Extra wide 4.2” multi-touch Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine to ensure ultimate multimedia viewing experiences; Sony Exmor R for mobile allows unparalleled low-light photography and video capture; 8.1 megapixel camera and HD video recording capability; Google services and connectivity features; Android Market – thousands of applications to keep you entertained.

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UMTS HSPA 900, 2100 GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS HSPA 800, 850, 1900, 2100 GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900










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  Reply # 447377 10-Mar-2011 18:31
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The interface on those Sony Ericsson Android phones is so incredibly laggy that they would be impossible to use.




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  Reply # 447384 10-Mar-2011 19:03
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Lokhor that was true of the X10, or mostly true, it wasn't actually impossible to use, but they have cleaned up their act a bit with their range of devices this year by all accounts. I wouldn't rush to judgement on this one. That said, apart from its gorgeous aesthetics and camera, the Arc is decidely average specs wise to most other companies flagships...




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  Reply # 447407 10-Mar-2011 20:59
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Any ideas of price?



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  Reply # 447425 10-Mar-2011 22:22
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No, sorry, this is all the information I have. Got to play with one in Sydney, quite nice device - like most of the Sony Ericsson handsets it's well built and polished...





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  Reply # 447428 10-Mar-2011 22:35
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NZtechfreak: Lokhor that was true of the X10, or mostly true, it wasn't actually impossible to use, but they have cleaned up their act a bit with their range of devices this year by all accounts. I wouldn't rush to judgement on this one. That said, apart from its gorgeous aesthetics and camera, the Arc is decidely average specs wise to most other companies flagships...


No I saw all the videos from MWC and every one of the new SE phones was uber laggy with their horrific timescape widgets 




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  Reply # 447435 10-Mar-2011 22:59
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The problem with the handsets you get to play on, is they have a handful of songs and videos on them, no or a few fake contacts and no mail etc configured. Hell, this galaxy 5 is fast when its like that.

Till they make demo handsets with a real world amount of data on it ( - that is, full) they are pretty worthless to get a feel for how the handsets will perform. However the last sony handset I used was unacceptably laggy in its virgin shop demo emptyness so I hate to think how bad it would be with a dozern imap accounts with a few 1000 emails in each, 10000 songs and a few 1000 photos on it.




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  Reply # 447594 11-Mar-2011 15:29
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I'll be dissapointed if it's like their previous android phones, I really want a reasonably high end (not top end) android phone with a great camera.




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  Reply # 448109 14-Mar-2011 08:26
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Gets a great review on my favourite site from back home

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  Reply # 448139 14-Mar-2011 10:12
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im not really interested in this one. but im just wondering when that xperia play will come to NZ... no news on the xperia play?? :-(

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  Reply # 448160 14-Mar-2011 11:26
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That review above doesn't seem like a proper review its just someone reading the specs and saying wow.also they compare to last years phone specs. Check the first look review on gsmarena for a mitre honest evaluation




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