Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc HD mystery CES 2012 phone teased in subway

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc HD mystery CES 2012 phone teased in subway

This week we're getting our fair share of viral marketing from the folks at Sony Ericsson for the device their teasing for CES 2012, and with this newest tease from the group, we've got what appears to be the back, this connected with the rest of the leaks showing off the entirety of the device. What we saw earlier today was photos of the sides and the front of the device, it being a generally candybar-looking smartphone with a lovely stylish metallic strip along the bottom and black plastic around the edges. Now from Sony Ericsson Germany we've got the back in full HD, nearly.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi (aka Arc HD) spotted in the wild

Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi (aka Arc HD) spotted in the wild

This week we get our first "in the wild" look at the Sony Ericsson Arc HD, also known by its code-name Sony Ericsson Xperia Nozomi - and it's looking pretty snappy! While the Arc HD name is not 100% set at the moment, we can see here that this phone is pretty close to production, as the tipster dropping this phone to GSM Arena doth state. Inside you'll find Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, the front has a 4.3-inch LCD display at HD resolution - 1280 x 720 pixels, and the rumor is that this masterpiece holds a 1.5GHz dual-core Scorpion processor paired with the Adreno 220 GPU.

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Sony Ericsson announces indy developer support for FreeXperia program

Sony Ericsson announces indy developer support for FreeXperia program

If you're an avid fan of Android, you've got to know that there's a gigantic developer community out there that's not just interested in creating market-ready apps. They' call themselves developers, but what the rest of the world calls them is hackers. In particular, Sony Ericsson wants to get in on this party by voicing their support for ROM creators across the board. The program Sony Ericsson is announcing this week is FreeXperia, an assistant group for developers looking to create great new customized experiences for Xperia devices. Neato!

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc S benchmarked

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc S benchmarked

Does the world need a new XPERIA Arc? Sony Ericsson seems to think so, and hence the XPERIA Arc S has broken cover. Taking the same, slimline chassis - now in Stormtrooper white - and 4.2-inch display as the original, but boosting processor speed to 1.4GHz, the Arc S promises to bring the Android experience up to speed with what rivals are offering. We grabbed some hands-on playtime to find out if that was true.

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USA Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc Unlocked and On Sale Now

USA Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc Unlocked and On Sale Now

You're about to get super pumped up about this one, let me tell you that. One of the greatest Android-based devices to come out of Sony Ericsson, the Xperia ARC is now available to the USA in an unlocked and Gingerbread-laden form for sweet, sweet action. This device has a 4.2-inch Reality Display, an 8-megapixel camera on the back and Qualcomm’s 1GHz MSM8255 processor paired with Adreno 205 graphics and 512MB of RAM. Sound like the magical master of Sony Ericsson-based Android mayhem you've always wanted and desired?

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Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Review – To Play or Not to Play?

Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Review – To Play or Not to Play?

The Xperia Play is being touted as the "World's First PlayStation Certified Smartphone". Does that make it a good phone? Or even a good gaming system? We've been putting the phone through its paces. Sony Ericsson certainly has a great idea of adding a gaming pad to a mobile phone. Will it satisfy your mobile gaming needs, or leave you sad and depressed like a cold little puppy in the rain? Find out after the cut!

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Android 2.3.3 for XPERIA Play and Arc released [Video]

Android 2.3.3 for XPERIA Play and Arc released [Video]

Sony Ericsson's latest firmware update for the XPERIA Arc and XPERIA Play has begun to roll out. The new software upgrades the smartphones to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, addressing various issues and bugfixes, as well as including the Facebook Inside XPERIA functionality that Sony Ericsson first showed on the XPERIA mini and mini pro.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play, Arc To Get Android 2.3.3 And Facebook Integration Next Week

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play, Arc To Get Android 2.3.3 And Facebook Integration Next Week

There was quite a bit of Sony Ericsson news today with a couple new feature phones hinted at earlier today, and the official announcement for the XPERIA mini and mini pro earlier this month. And now there is confirmation that the XPERIA Play and Arc are set to get a firmware update next week.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc Review

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc Review

Sony Ericsson's 2010 Android range may have started promisingly, but software headaches undermined solid hardware and left many early-adopters with a low opinion of the company. 2011 is something of a relaunch for Sony Ericsson, then, with the XPERIA Play doing its level best to deliver the mobile PlayStation platform we've been expecting for years, and now the XPERIA Arc hoping to bring some of Sony's living room expertise to your pocket. Is the Arc the best Sony Ericsson handset to-date, and if so is it good enough to overshadow the competition? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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XPERIA X10 gets taste of Gingerbread despite Sony Ericsson abandonment

XPERIA X10 gets taste of Gingerbread despite Sony Ericsson abandonment

Sony Ericsson's decision to axe Android OS updates for the XPERIA X10 (and other pre-Arc XPERIA handsets) didn't exactly meet with a positive reaction from owners of the smartphone. Still, where SE fears to tread, xda-developers member TripNRaVeR storms ahead: he's taken Android 2.3 Gingerbread from an XPERIA Arc ROM and fettled it to suit the X10.

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Xperia Arc Now on Pre-Order

Xperia Arc Now on Pre-Order

Sony Ericsson's gorgeous Xperia X12 Arc is now up for pre-order in the UK. You'll be paying £459.99 with free delivery if you live anywhere inside the United Kingdom, and that'll get you the unlocked phone with no SIM card so you'll be able to work with it on any carrier you choose. The site this phone is available on notes, again, the release date to be on the first of April, 2011. Can't wait!

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XPERIA Arc 8.1MP Exmor R camera gets video demo

XPERIA Arc 8.1MP Exmor R camera gets video demo

Sony Ericsson may not have bothered with NFC or a front-facing camera on the XPERIA Arc, but that doesn't mean the upcoming Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone fails to bring something new to the table. The company has been talking more about the Exmor R 8.1-megapixel camera on the Arc, and more precisely why there's more than just pure megapixels to differentiate it from rival handsets.

Video demo after the cut

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