CONFIRMED: Sony Ericsson Xperia Heading To Optus & Vodafone
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Sony’s latest addition, the Xperia arc, is coming soon to Optus and Vodafone in April.

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Sony Ericsson have just announced the new Xperia arc smartphone will be available via the Optus and Vodafone networks this April.

The device built with multimedia in mind comes with a display powered by its mobile BRAVIA engine delivers “exceptional visual brilliance” for viewing both movies and images on its 4.2″ multi-touch screen that comes with QWERTY keyboard (onscreen option also).

It will run on Android 2.3 and offers 14 Google tools including Google Music Player, Google Gallery 3D and YouTube.

It is built using the Japanese brand’s award-winning Exmor R mobile sensor with the f/2.4 lens which will ensure the high quality pictures and HD videos even in low light on its 8.1 megapixel camera. Despite its lightweight device, don’t underestimate its power, featuring a 1 GHz Qualcomm processor.

It also comes with an in-built HDMI-connector allowing images to be viewed on a TV screen.

It also has a music player, track ID, as well as Microsoft Exchange, Wi-Fi, DLNA, picture messaging (MMS), 3D games, 8 GB microSD memeory card,  video streaming and a separate Facebook app as well as Google marketplace apps.


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The phone also boasts lightweight design and measures just 8.7mm at its thinnest part and will “fit perfectly in the user’s hand”  at 125 x 63.

“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,” says Sony Ericsson Oceania MD, Brendan Johnston.

“Our 2011 Xperia devices are the only smartphones that gives customers access to the worlds of Android and Sony in one stylish device and we’re proud to be bringing that to Optus and Vodafone customers.”

It will be available in Midnight Blue.

Pricing and plans will be announced by the carriers prior to the launch.