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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Coming To O2 In April

O2 has put up a landing page for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, its forthcoming top of the range handset, saying that it will be available in April 2011. The landing page gives no more details regarding the exact launch date.

The phone (opens in new tab) has yet to be priced at O2, but we suspect that it will be a slot in replacement for the current top of the range Sony Ericsson smartphone, the X10.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, otherwise known as the X12, has already been put on pre-order at Play.com for a mere £460, less than the X10 at launch.

The phone, which gets its name from its arc shape, packs a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512MB memory, an eight-megapixel camera with flash, Exmor R sensor and autofocus, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB.

Sony Ericsson has upped the screen resolution of the handset to 4.2-inch and threw in Sony's own Mobile BRAVIA engine which ought to improve image quality significantly.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.