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Sony Ericsson launches the new Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo smartphones in the Philippines

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc

Sony Ericsson announced on Wednesday, March 29, that its flagship smartphone, the Xperia™ arc, and the new Xperia™ neo will hit the local stores nationwide this summer. The Xperia™ arc will be available starting April while the Xperia™ neo is expected to arrive on May.

Specially marked kits of the Xperia™ arc will come with the AN-400 Sony Ericsson car charger until the end of the month. Both Xperia™ smartphones will also be released with an HD game promotion, where customers can choose three out of ten HD game titles to download until June 30, 2011. Some of the exciting HD game choices include Asphalt 5, Tom Clancy’s HAWX, Assasin’s Creed and Real Football 2011.

Both the Xperia™ arc and Xperia™ neo run on the latest Android OS for smartphones, Gingerbread, and promise a faster, more responsive and smoother smartphone experience. For one, the system actively manages open applications, to maximize performance and battery life. Aside from Google Mobile services, users also have about 150,000 free apps to choose from in the Android Market.

Features

These new smartphones are equipped with Sony technology such as Exmor R™ and Mobile BRAVIA Engine™ and Sony Ericsson User Experience Platform (UXP).

Some of the features of the The Xperia™ arc include an extra-wide 4.2-inch Reality Display, a multi-touch scratch-resistant mineral glass display. It is very slim with just 8.7mm at its slimmest part and weighs only 117 grams.It  has an 8.1-megapixel camera with auto focus, LED flash, f/2.4 aperture lens, and can videos in HD at 720p.

The Xperia™ neo also has an 8.1-megapixel camera, LED flash, f/2.4 aperture lens and HD video recording and playback capability. The HDMI connector easily links to one’s HD TV for larger than life viewing. Pan and zoom through the WebKit browser. The Xperia™ neo also carries a GreenHeart™ headset and charger made from recycled plastics.

You can check out our hands-on video and take a glimpse of what happened at the launch:

Pricing

The Xperia™ arc has a suggested retail price of Php 29,990 and is available in Midnight Blue and Misty Silver while the Xperia™ neo is at Php 22,750.

For more details, you can check out the Sony Ericsson PH Facebook community at www.facebook.com/sonyericsssonph