Mobile phone carrier NTT DOCOMO, INC. has just announced that it would start selling the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc SO-01C smartphone tomorrow, March 24th, through all DOCOMO sales channels nationwide in Japan.The new mobile phone arrives on the market with Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system on board, and with a 4.2-inch touchscreen display that can deliver a 480 x 854 pixels resolution, and can support 16,777,216 colors.
Moreover, the new device arrives on shelves with an 8.1 megapixels photo snapper on the back, which can record HD videos, and also sports auto focus and flash.
What's even more important is that the new mobile phone is expected to offer fast connectivity options on the wireless carrier's new, enhanced network.
“The Xperia arc SO-01C is powered by Android 2.3, the latest version of this operating system. A maximum downlink of 14 Mbps is possible in this first handset to be compatible with DOCOMO’s new extra-high-speed downlink service, which is scheduled to launch in HSDPA service areas around June,” the company announced.
When made available for purchase, the new device would sport three different color versions, namely Sakura Pink, Midnight Blue and Misty Silver, the wireless carrier continued.
The handset measures 125 x 63 x 10.9 mm (max. 11.4 mm) and weighs in at 118 grams. It would pack a battery capable of offering up to 340 minutes (3G) / 390 minutes (GSM) of talk time, or up to 400 hours (3G) / 270 hours (GSM) of standby time.
When made available, the phone would sport a 2GB microSD memory card, though it can offer support for up to 32 GB of additional storage space via memory cards.
The handset measures only 8.7mm at its thinnest point, packs a HDMI socket, Mobile BRAVIA Technology with the aforementioned large display, and support for a wide range of applications available for download via the Android Market.