Sony Ericsson Xperia ray and Xperia active
Sony Ericsson has finally come clean about the Urushi or, as it's now known, the Xperia ray (SE spits in the face of your capitalization conventions). As we already heard, it's packing a 1GHz processor, an 854 x 480, 3.3-inch Reality Display, an 8.1-megapixel rear-facing camera, and Android 2.3, all while coming in at a svelte 9.3-mm thin. The company also unveiled another uppercase eschewing handset, the Xperia active -- a phone for those who spend as much time running or snow boarding as they do texting. The dust proof and water resistant phone also pushes Gingerbread with a 1GHz CPU, but scales the screen back to three inches and a 320 x 480 resolution, while going with a lesser 5-megapixel rear shooter. More importantly, it boasts both a barometer and an ANT+ wireless radio to compliment the usual GPS and compass for tracking your workouts. You'll find full specs for each in the PR after the break, though how much they'll cost when they land in Q3 is still a mystery.


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Sony Ericsson stuns with Xperia™ ray

Sleek, beautiful smartphone with stylish aluminium frame
Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine with 8.1mp camera and Exmor R™ for mobile
Latest Android platform for smartphones (Gingerbread 2.3) with Facebook inside Xperia™

22nd June 2011, Singapore – Sony Ericsson today announced Xperia™ ray – a stunning new smartphone alongside CommunicAsia 2011 in Singapore. With a 3.3" screen and running the latest Android platform for smartphones (Gingerbread 2.3), the phone packs in a powerful 1Ghz processor, Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine, a 8.1mp camera with Exmor R™ for mobile and HD video functionality. At only 9.4mm thin, Xperia™ ray incorporates market leading design for which Sony Ericsson has become known.

Your browser may not support display of this image. To add to a full set of specifications, the phone incorporates a front facing camera and a scratch resistant screen with excellent resolution and brightness and integrated touch keys. Sony Ericsson's unique integration of Facebook inside Xperia™ delivers a unique consumer experience for greater social interaction. In combination with the Google services, as well as access to over 200,000 Apps via the Android Market™, it provides a solid and entertaining smartphone foundation.

Daniel Sandblom, Global Product Marketing Manager, Sony Ericsson said: "We expect Xperia™ ray to appeal to consumers who are looking for a combination of beautiful design and a rich feature set. We are able to uniquely deliver this with a combination of premium materials and multimedia features provided by Sony."

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ ray will be available globally in selected markets, including Japan, from Q3 2011.

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ ray at a glance.

*Please note that all services mentioned below may not be available in every market.
Sony Ericsson Xperia™ ray
Colours:
Black
Gold
White
Pink

Facts:
Operating system: Google™ Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Size: 111 x 53 x 9.4mm
Weight: 100 grams

Camera:
8.1mp camera
16x digital zoom
Aperture f/2.4
Auto focus
Face detection
Face recognition
Photo light
Front-facing camera (VGA)
Geo tagging
HD video recording (720p)
Image stabiliser
Scene detection
Self-timer
Send to web
Smile detection
Sony Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
Touch capture
Touch focus
Video light
Video recording
Video stabiliser

Music:
Album art
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow™ service
SensMe™
Sony Ericsson Music Player
TrackID™ music recognition application
xLOUD™ Experience

Internet:
Android Market™
Bookmarks
Google™ search
Google Voice Search
NeoReader™ barcode scanner
Pan & zoom
Web browser (WebKit)

Communication:
Call list
Conference calls
Facebook™ application
Google Talk™
Noise Shield
Polyphonic ringtones
Sony Ericsson Timescape™
Speakerphone
Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)
Vibrating alert
Video chat ready

Messaging:
Conversations
Email
Google Mail™
Instant messaging
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Text messaging (SMS)

Design:
Auto rotate
Keyboard (on-screen, 12 key)
Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)
Picture wallpaper
Reality display with Sony Mobile
BRAVIA® Engine
Touch screen
Wallpaper animation

Entertainment:
3D games
Media browser
Motion gaming
Radio (FM radio with RDS)
Video streaming
YouTube™

Organiser:
Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Document editors
Document readers
E-Manual
Flight mode
Google Calendar™
Google Gallery 3D™
Infinite button
Phone book
Setup Wizard
Widget manager

Connectivity:
3.5 mm audio jack
aGPS
Bluetooth™ technology
DLNA Certified™
Google Latitude™
Google Maps™ with Street View
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Modem
Native USB tethering
Synchronisation via Facebook™
Synchronisation via Google™ Sync
Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync
Synchronisation with computer
Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync®
USB High speed 2.0 support
USB mass storage
Wi-Fi®
Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality
Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation

Display:
Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
16,777,216 colour TFT
Capacitive touchscreen (multi-touch)
3.3 inches
854 x 480 pixels
Scratch-resistant mineral glass

Memory:
Phone memory (user-free): Up to 300MB
Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32GB
Memory card included: 4GB microSD™

Battery life:
Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 6 hrs 50 min*
Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 430 hrs*
Talk time UMTS: Up to 7 hrs*
Standby time UMTS: Up to 440 hrs*
Music listening time: Up to 36 hrs
Video playback time: Up to 6 hrs 45 min

*According to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

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

In the kit:
1500mAh battery,
Stereo portable handsfree
4GB microSD™ memory card
Charger
Micro USB cable for charging
Synchronisation and file transfer
User documentation
(LiveSound™ in selected markets)

Smart Extras™ appropriate for Xperia™ ray:

LiveSound™: Available as part of the package with Xperia™ ray in selected markets, this provides consumers with the best possible audio experience combined with a stylish, tangle-free design. The headphones also allow consumers to remotely access applications from the phone through LiveKey™ control, which gives consumers direct access to their applications with a simple push of a button.
LiveDock™ gives consumers the ability to seamlessly integrate their Sony Ericsson smartphone into their home. By simply connecting their smartphone to the docking station, consumers will be able to easily launch applications from the Android Market™ and charge their phones at the same time.

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Get fit with Sony Ericsson Xperia™ active

Dust proof and water resistant smartphone powered by Android™
Scratch resistant multi touch screen with wet finger tracking
All the applications for your active life, including on-screen heart rate monitoring through ANT+

Your browser may not support display of this image. 22 June 2011, Singapore – Sony Ericsson today announced Xperia™ active, a compact smartphone targeting consumers with an active lifestyle, in conjunction with CommunicAsia 2011 in Singapore. With a 3" screen and running the latest Android platform for smartphones (Gingerbread 2.3), the phone packs Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine, a 5mp camera with HD video functionality, and a powerful 1Ghz processor. Xperia™ active is dust proof and water resistant* and uniquely incorporates wet finger tracking, to ensure the phone works perfectly when either the screen or a user's fingers are wet.

The phone comes pre-loaded with sports apps that enable consumers to easily track their fitness levels. Users can set their ideal training route using the built-in GPS, Barometer and Compass. On-screen heart rate and pulse can be monitored in realtime (enabled by ANT+ wireless networking technology), while the iMapMyFitness app can monitor day to day performance. Additionally, Facebook inside Xperia™ allows consumers to share their progress and experiences with friends.

Fredrik Månsson, Global Product Marketing Manager, Sony Ericsson said: "Xperia™ active is the ultimate smartphone for an active life. Not only is it packed with all the features and applications consumers need for a worry free mobile life, it also comes with a set of accessories that make it fun and easy for them to take it everywhere, whatever their daily plans are."

Maria Sharapova, a three time grand slam winning tennis player added: "I love this smartphone because it perfectly fits both my professional and personal needs. It keeps me in touch with my friends as I travel the world on the pro tour and tracks my fitness both on and off the court."

Extras included in the box to further build the consumer experience:

One extra exchangeable soft touch back cover
Detachable ear hooks for the portable handsfree active headset
Wrist strap to keep the phone close at all times
An arm case for use during a workout
2GB memory card to save all your special moments
Micro USB cable for charging and computer data transfer

*Water resistant – the phone can be kept under 1m of water for 30 mins.

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ active will be available globally in selected markets from Q3 2011.

Sony Ericsson Xperia active at a glance.

*Please note that all services mentioned below may not be available in every market.
Sony Ericsson Xperia active


Colours:
Orange band with black back cover – white extra cover in the kit
White band with black back cover – white extra cover in the kit

Facts:
Operating system: Google™ Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Size: 55 x 92 x 16.5mm
Weight: 110.8 grams

Camera:
5 megapixel camera
8x digital zoom
Auto focus
Aperture f/2.6
Face detection
Face recognition
Flash/Photo light
Flash/LED
Geo tagging
HD video recording (720p)
Image stabiliser
Red-eye reduction
Scene detection
Self-timer
Send to web
Smile detection
Touch capture
Touch focus
Video light
Video recording

Music:
Album art
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Media player
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow™ service*
Sony Ericsson Music Player
TrackID™ music recognition*
xLOUD™

Internet:
Android Market™*
Bookmarks
Google™ search
Google Voice Search*
NeoReader™ barcode scanner
Pan & zoom
Web browser (WebKit)

Communication:
Call list
Conference calls
Facebook™ application*
Google Talk™
Noise Shield
Polyphonic ringtones
Skype™**
Sony Ericsson Timescape™
Speakerphone
Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)*
Vibrating alert

Messaging:
Conversations
Email
Google Mail™*
Instant messaging
Multimedia messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)

Design:
Auto rotation
Four-corner Home screen
Keyboard (on-screen, 12 key)
Picture wallpaper
Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
Touch screen
Live wallpaper
Dust and water resistant
Wet finger tracking

Entertainment:
3D games
Health mate
Media browser
Motion gaming
Radio (FM radio with RDS)
Radio (FM)
Video streaming
Video viewing
Walk Mate
YouTube™*

Organiser:
Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Document readers
eCompass™
E-Manual
Flight mode
Google Calendar™
Google Gallery 3D™*
Infinite button
iMapMyFitness
Phonebook
Setup guide
Stopwatch**
Tasks**
Timer**
Torch functionality
Widget manager

Connectivity:
3.5 mm audio jack
aGPS*
Bluetooth™ technology
DLNA™ Certified
Google Latitude™*
Google Maps™ for Mobile
Google Maps™ with Street View*
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Modem
Native USB tethering
Pressure sensor***
Synchronisation via Facebook™*
Synchronisation via Google Sync™*
Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync
Synchronisation with computer
Synchronisation via Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
USB mass storage
USB High speed 2.0 support
USB support
Wi-Fi®
Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality
Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation*

Display:
Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
16,777,216 colour TFT
Capacitive touchscreen (multi-touch) with wet finger tracking
3 inches
320 x 480 pixels
Scratch-resistant mineral glass

Memory:
Phone memory (user-free): Up to 320MB
Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32GB
Memory card included: 2GB microSD™

Battery life:
Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 4 hrs 53 min*
Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 351 hrs*
Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs 31 min*
Standby time UMTS: Up to 335 hrs*
Music listening time: Up to 25 hrs
Video playback time: Up to 8 hrs 30 min
*According to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

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

In the kit :
Xperia™ active
1200mah removable battery
Sport stereo headset
Arm case
Wrist strap
2GB microsd™ memory card
Exchangeable cover
Charger
Micro USB cable for charging
Synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation

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