Li Xiang and I was invited to the Sony Ericsson blogger gathering at Orgo which is located at Esplanade’s Roof Terrace. Pretty nice location!
Sony Ericsson showed us 3 phones:
Arc is the successor to the Xperia X10 and features some cool stuff like:
- Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
Enhanced contrast. Richer colors. Less image noise. It reduces light reflection and thus the picture stays clear when you’re outdoors.
- Sony’s Exmor R
Sony’s Exmor R for mobile CMOS sensor lets you capture high-quality, bright pictures and videos in poor light conditions. The camera has an aperture of f2.4.
- All Black Display in Standby
When you phone is in standby mode, it’s screen is being camouflage with the rest of the phone because of the All Black Display.
- No Air Gap Display
When you look at your screen at an angle, you will notice that there is a gap between the display and the touch screen. Because of the No Air Gap Display, the arc does not have this.
You can start pre-ordering the Arc at the Sony Ericsson Concept Stores located at Ang Mo Kio Hub or Parkway Parade or at your respective telcos, SingTel, m1 or StarHub. It comes with a Montblanc leather case and no word on the pricing yet! (Thanks To Justin Lee for the info)
Neo is the successor to the Vivaz, it is targeted at the mid-range market but it also comes with the “Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine” and “Sony’s Exmor R”. It’s screen is slightly smaller at 3.7″ when compared to the Arc of 4.2″.
Play is dubbed the PlayStation Phone, but in fact, it is a phone which is PlayStation Certified. Going forward, other handsets manufacturer are able to make their own “PlayStation Phone” and get it certified from Sony Computer Entertainment. It features a “Real game controller” which is basically dedicated gaming keys, shoulder buttons and an analogue touch joystick. It also provides stereo sound and support for multi-player gaming.