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.