As you may already know, Sony Ericsson is no more. Sony has bought Ericsson’s share in the company and starting 2012 we’ll only see Xperia phones under the sole name of Sony, such as the Sony Xperia Nypon. Ericsson has bowed out gracefully from the cell phone business leaving behind a few great phones and we’ll be forever remembered as a great manufacturer. Ericsson has been in the phone manufacturing business for over 20 years and will now remain just a telecom company.
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The Xperia Arc HD is the last smartphone released under the Sony Ericsson name and will be launched in February 2012. This is probably the way Ericsson wants to say good bye to the smartphone world, leaving Sony to carry on the legacy. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD, codenamed Nozomi, brings a few changes in comparison to previous Xperia phones, in terms of both design and features.
The design is quite different from previous Xperia phones already on the market, coming with no curves but looking a lot like a Nokia Lumia 800. The phone is meant to be remembered, featuring a black matte finish on a plastic cover that doesn’t resemble any other phone on the market.
In terms of features, the Xperia Arc HD comes with a huge 4.3-inch display and a 1280 x 720 HD resolution just as the name implies. Sony Ericsson’s last smartphone is meant to bring some competition to the Galaxy Nexus and due to Sony’s BRAVIA engine, the display will offer a wonderful rendition of colors, contrast and brightness.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD isn’t just a good looking phone but also brings great performance to the table with its third generation dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon running at 1.5 Ghz and 1GB of RAM that will be perfect for multitasking. The graphics are pretty high end as well and they will be handled by the Adreno 220 graphics adapter onboard, insuring a wonderful overall experience with this Xperia smartphone.
If that’s not enough for you, you should also hear a bit about the 12 megapixel camera coming with Full HD video support. The performance and the 12 megapixel camera of the Xperia Arc HD is meant to enable anyone to capture amazing high definition images with their phone.
Unfortunately, the Xperia Arc HD doesn’t come with an SD card slot, so you’ll need to choose between a 16GB and 32GB version. As the Arc HD is meant for Full HD video, it will probably be a good idea to opt for the 32GB version as you’ll run out of space very soon otherwise.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD looks like a wonderful smartphone and a great way for Ericsson to bow out from the phone manufacturing game. You’ll need to wait another two months for the Arc HD to hit the market, so if you’re a HD enthusiast this one might be just the phone for you. You should keep in mind however that the price will most likely be according to the performance – high.