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Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro To Launch On October 6th

The first week of October 2011 is expected to be one of the busiest ever when it comes to product launches, with Apple launching the iPhone 5 and other manufacturers queueing up a slew of Android and Windows Phone 7 handsets, all set to disrupt Apple's extravaganza. Now Sony Ericsson is set to make the Xperia Pro available from the 6th of October according to a listing on Clove Technology's website (opens in new tab).

The device was launched back in February 2011 at MWC in Barcelona but has not gone on sale until now. The Japanese company did not explain why the handset has been delayed by nearly eight months and at least four months after the Xperia Play, arc and Neo - which were launched at the same time - went for sale.

The Xperia Pro comes with a 3.7-inch FWVGA capacitive touchscreen display with Mobile Bravia Engine, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz SoC, 320MB RAM, Android 2.3 Gingerbread and an eight-megapixel camera with LED flash which uses Sony's Exmor R camera lens.

It also has a four-row slide out QWERTY keyboard, an HDMI out, a front-facing camera and a micro USB port. We're wondering whether the delay was not caused by the fact that the smartphone only comes with 320MB RAM but has to support Android Gingerbread AND Sony Ericsson's own UI.

Désiré Athow
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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.