I suppose they are playing it safe. The Arc will serve as a flagship, but revenue-wise... against strong and innovative competition... i doubt its success.
OTOH, SE have the Vivaz Hw design which is not so old after all and, as it seems, can be adapted to Android at low cost, so why not re-use it in the mid-high price range? Additionally, SE may want to introduce a droid with hardware keyboard as well, and the super-slim XPERIA Arc design does not appear to be suitable for this. So maybe a "Neo Pro" might be on its way, too.
Anonymous, 01 Feb 2011except design .. every other feature is still behind its competitors!
no dual-core ? no 108... moreWhy would you want a dual core processor? All that will do is bump up the price dramatically. The phone is perfectly fine without it.
And you want 1080p video recording? Go get a camcorder. Again, all phones aren't up to the standard of normal cameras and camcorders so why put 1080p on it? It won't make a lot of difference.
Good looking phone, so it doesn't have dual core, maybe it will be priced below the dual core ones.
except design .. every other feature is still behind its competitors!
no dual-core ? no 1080p ? sick !!
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2011like every sony ericsson phone support will be total crap !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Is your phone in good condition? Funny SE is the best!!!!!
I think sony ericsson learn their lesson with the X10, and won't do it again.
Problem is, that those who had bad experience with SE, won't go back even if they're pulling out a new awesome phone.
I had a X10, great phone, bad support, changed it for a GalaxyS captivate, good service, updates. won't go back to SE.
Exmor is not perfect. It still has problems with dead pixels, just like other "backlit" image sensors.
Magnify this photo: http://www.eurodroid.com/pics/xperia_arc_photo_sample_1.jpg
and watch fot the black spots.
by the time it gets to canada would add another 3-4 months....maybe by then the iphone 5 is out.....what can i say? slow, slow, slow!
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2011like every sony ericsson phone support will be total crap !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I can bet anyone that you have never had a sony ericsson before. I have a vivaz, and i had an update to speed up my start up time, add facebook on to my home screen, update youtube, add barcode scanner and much more. And that is 2 month after the release of vivaz. So shut up. X10 messed up because sony think its cool to add things to complicate the updates, and what did they change in the year? Removed mediascape!
Anonymous, 31 Jan 2011april?! gah...as usual SE always make us wait too long.Most MWC phones will be released to carriers in April. You want new? Wait till April. Otherwise go buy an iPhone4...
like every sony ericsson phone support will be total crap !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice phone, I hope SE don't make same mistake they did with X10.
PS: Posted to test this new Facebook thing :D