Xperia arc S Now Available SIM-Free in the UK

The new Sony Ericsson smartphone runs under Android Gingerbread

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S, one of the latest handsets from the Japanese-Swedish mobile phone maker to arrive on the market with Google's Android operating system on board, is now available for purchase in the UK SIM-free and unlocked.

The mobile phone was already made available for purchase in the country via wireless carrier Vodafone UK, and is now up for sale at online retailer Clove as well.

Unlike Vodafone, which has the mobile phone available for free with the signing of a new contract agreement, the retailer will enable you to purchase the Xperia arc S for £349.99 (around $550/ 400 Euros), without committing to a monthly deal.

One other thing that should be noted here is that there are two different flavors of the mobile phone available via Clove, one dressed up all in white, listed here, and another one in blue, visible here. Both are offered at the same cost.

The Xperia arc S comes as the successor of the Xperia arc device that was unveiled to the world in early January, and features about the same capabilities as the original, save for the faster application processor, and a series of other tweaks as well.

“Featuring a 4.2" Sony Reality Display and Sony's Mobile BRAVIA Engine, this uniquely shaped handset is designed to deliver the richest multimedia experience possible,” the retailer notes.

The new device is powered by a 1.4GHz application processor and sports an 8.1-megapixel photo snapper on the back, which can offer full HD video recording.

The handset also offers WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity capabilities, along with built-in GPS receiver, and a microSD memory card slot that can offer support for up to 32GB of additional storage space.

“With Google Android 2.3 on the device as standard, you get all the Google services you could need including, Gmail, YouTube, Maps, Navigation and much more. Providing you have an Internet connection and a Gmail account (free to sign up) there is so much you can do with the Xperia Arc S,” the retailer continues.

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