I think this is the best ever Christmas. Apart from the holidays and good food, two new gadgets dropped by my home this week. Two new Sony Ericsson phones called Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S and Sony Ericsson W8. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is in midnight blue, comes with a stereo hifi wireless bluetooth headset and the W8 was a safe black one with portable speakers + a Bluetooth headset too. The Arc S comes preloaded with Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) while the W8 has the older 2.1 version. I am eagerly waiting for SE to release Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich next year March 2011 for the Arc S.
After playing with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S for 2 days, I have migrated my SIM over to it from the old phone (Samsung Galaxy 5). I am still thinking how to move all my backup apps + data from the rooted Galaxy 5 Titanium App folder to the new Arc S. Probably will try doing it manually from a SD card reader first, though I may not be able to install the apps over at the Arc S since its not rooted yet.
Below: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is a groovy product of Sony Ericsson that has been made available in pure white, midnight blue, misty silver, gloss black and sakura pink colors to lure the color conscious ladies or youngsters. It has 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm measuring case and there has been loaded Scratch-resistant glass along with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine and Timescape UI. Moving further, the outstanding LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen has been offered with a large size of 4.2 inches (~233 ppi pixel density).
Assortment of other useful features of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S :
1 GB internal memory with 512 MB RAM and external support up to 32GB (inclusive of free 8 GB).
GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Bluetooth, WLAN, USB and USB On-the-go support connectivity options.
HTML browser, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Facebook and Twitter integration
Document viewer, Adobe Flash 10.3 support
GPS software with A-GPS support
Java MIDP emulator, HDMI port
NeoReader barcode scanner
Stereo FM radio with RDS, Audio/video player
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.
Below: Sony Ericsson W8
Sony Ericsson W8 is a 2G, 3G phone works over Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair). This Sony Ericsson phone includes 3.15 megapixel camera, bluetooth, microUSB, Wi-Fi, GPS with a-GPS support, Google Maps, FM-radio and Music player. Sony Ericsson W8 comes in red, azure, and orange color.
Sony Ericsson W8 Release Date
Announced: April, 2011
Expected Release: Q2, 2011
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
HSDPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100
TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16 million colors
320 x 480 pixels, 3.0 inches
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Weight & Dimension
104 g (including battery)
(99 x 54 x 15) mm
Memory & Processor
Unlimited entries: with multiple contact storage entries
Internal memory: 128 MB
RAM: 168 MB
Expansion slot: microSD up to 16 GB
600 MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset
Data Service & Connectivity
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
HSUPA 2 Mbps
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
3.15 MP, 2048 x 1536 pixels
Video recording: VGA@30fps
Standard battery: Li-Po1200 mAh
Stand by time up to: 446 h (GSM), 476 h (HSDPA)
Talk time up to: 4 h 45 min
Music playback time up to: 23 h 40 min
Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)
SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
GPS with A-GPS support
Predictive text input
TrackID music recognition
Stereo FM radio with RDS
Music player: MP4, H.263, H.264, WMV, MP3, eAAC+, WMA, WAV