Sony Ericcson officially announces Xperia Acro Android Smartphone



Sony bolsters the Xperia line with Acro

Sony has recently found a lot of success with their Android smartphones and appear to be turning around their mobile arm with a great line up of Android powered handsets with awesome specs. Enter the Xperia Acro the latest in it's Xperia line of phones and Japanese counterpart to the SE Xperia Arc.

Stunning visuals the hallmark of Xperia Acro

One thing that gives me a lot of hope for Android is a platform is the slew of phones being released with Android 2.3 preloaded and the Xperia Acro is one of those phones. The Android 2.3 smart phone will be powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor and the ever popular Adreno 205 GPU. What kind of camera is it packing you say? An 8.1 Mega-pixel rear facing camera will handle the 720p hd recording everyone is so fond of these days. Exmor R for mobile will rectify our low light complaints and give us surprisingly vivid photographs when the lighting isn't optimal. Last but certainly not least is the display, and to me this is one of the more impressive aspects of this phone. It's got an extra wide 4.2" Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA engine making it tic. The Acro will be coming our way this summer in two colors, black or white. I've never been a huge fan of the Sony smart phone brand but they are certainly beginning to win me over. Acro seems like a great asset to their lineup. Later folks.


Press Release

Sony Ericsson unveils Xperia acro – the ultimate smartphone for users in Japan
Combines best-in-class imaging and display technology with features familiar to users in Japan, such as an infrared port for data exchange, mobile wallet, and mobile TV functionality.
May 5, 2011, London, UK – Sony Ericsson today unveiled the Xperiaâ„¢ acro, a new addition to the Xperiaâ„¢ range, designed specifically for the needs of users in Japan. The Xperiaâ„¢ acro builds on the success of the product family with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragonâ„¢ processor, and runs on the latest Android platform – Gingerbread 2.3. Best-in-class imaging and display technology features from Sony – the perfect enabler for its mobile TV functionality.

Bert Nordberg, President, Sony Ericsson said, "We are delighted to be introducing this flagship model to Japan. In this sophisticated market, we are listening to consumers and are happy to adapt our products to fit in with requirements which they believe to be an essential part of the mobile experience. We expect that they will be pleased to have such a uniquely adept premium smartphone and look forward to a new wave of consumers experiencing the world of Xperiaâ„¢."

The Xperiaâ„¢ acro provides an excellent multimedia experience, powered by a Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine and presented on an extra wide 4.2" screen. The 8.1 megapixel camera with 'Exmor Râ„¢ for mobile' enables the capture of low-noise, high quality images and HD video (720p), even in low light. Pictures and videos can then be shared in HD on a HDTV through a built in HDMI-connector.
Sony Ericsson Xperiaâ„¢ acro – Key features


Human Curvatureâ„¢ design and form factor
Mobile TV functionality enabling live TV viewing
Infrared port enables data sharing with other infrared enabled devices
Mobile wallet: Instead of paying with cash, cheque or credit cards, a user can use the Xperiaâ„¢ acro to pay for a wide range of services and digital or hard goods.
Extra wide 4.2" multi-touch Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine to ensure ultimate multimedia and viewing experiences Sony Exmor Râ„¢ for mobile delivers best-in-class low-light photography and video capture
8.1 megapixel camera and HD video recording capability 1GHz CPU, Adreno 205 GPU Sony Ericsson Xperiaâ„¢ acro will be available in Japan from this summer in Black and White.