Sony Ericsson shows off Experia arc

Sony Ericsson has been showing off its upcoming Xperia arc smartassphone at this week’s Consumer electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The first of a new generation of Xperia handsets, the arc is also claimed to be the first phone to run on Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The gadget features a 4.2-inch capacitive multi-touch screen, offering a 854×480 pixel resolution.

It's powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, and comes with an 8GB microSD card which is upgradable to 32GB and only 512MB internal phone memory.

Weighing only 117 grams, the Arc also packs an 8.1 megapixel camera with LED flash, capable of HD recording, which can be viewed on TV using the in-built HDMI connector. It features Sony's Exmor R technology for optimum low-light video and photography.

Bert Nordberg, Sony Ericsson's president called the phone "our most exciting Xperia product yet."

Available in two colours, blue and silver - or Midnight Blue and Misty Siver in SonySpeak - the Xperia arc will be available toi buy some time in the next three months.

An exhaustive list of all the phonnes' features can be found in the three-foot long press release here.