Japanese-Swedish mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson unveiled a few weeks ago two new handsets running under Google's Android operating system, namely the Xperia ray and Xperia active, and it seems that the former might be set to arrive on the market in the UK as soon as next month.
Some of the latest reports on this device suggest that UK retailers are expected to receive the handset in August, but a specific release date is not unveiled for the time being.
The Carphone Warehouse, one of the leading mobile phone retailers in the country, has already added the new Android device
to its website.
On the said pre-launch page for the Xperia ray, the company notes that August is the month during which the new mobile phone should arrive on the market, though it also says that things might change in the end.
Those who are interested in the purchase of a Sony Ericsson Xperia ray smartphone should head over to the retailer's website to register for receiving updates on the phone's availability.
“Sony Ericsson Xperia ray is an elegant smartphone with a super-thin aluminium frame and a beautiful scratch resistant mineral glass touchscreen,” the company notes.
The mobile phone
is expected to arrive on shelves as an affordable device, though it will still sport a series of features that will bring it closer to the company's high-end Xperia devices.
For example, the handset sports a 3.3-inch touchscreen display with the Mobile Bravia Engine, as well as an award-winning 8.1MP Exmor R camera on the back with HD video recording, and a front-facing camera for video calling.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia ray runs under Google's Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) platform and sports the Facebook inside Xperia application and service for easier interaction with friends and family while on the go.
is one of the slimmest, sleekest smartphones around, at only 9.4mm thin. With its brushed aluminum frame and beautiful mineral glass display, this phone is a real fashion statement,” The Carphone Warehouse notes.