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Sony Ericsson Experia Trio Land On Orange

With only days before the official launch of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play in the UK, Orange has put up the PSP phone as well as the Neo and the Arc on its "Coming Soon" page (opens in new tab).

Given that they're already been around for more than one month now (remember, they were launched at MWC), we suspect that they will be the first phones to be released in the second quarter of the year.

We've covered the Neo, the Play and the arc extensively over the past few weeks; both the Play and the arc will be available to all major mobile phone operators.

In a nutshell, all three handsets run on Android Gingerbread, they all have the same screen resolution (WVGA), a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon system on chip (the MSM8255) with an Adreno 205 GPU, 512MB RAM, a microSD card reader.

The arc has a bigger screen (4.2-inch) and a slightly better camera (8-megapixel). The Xperia play comes with a proper slide out game pad while the Neo is the replacement of the Vivaz range and therefore offers a bit of everything.

Although Orange did not mention anything about the monthly contract cost, one can expect both the arc and the Neo to fetch around £25 to £30 a month with the Play available from £35 a month.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

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 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.