Sony Ericsson just announced the release of its Xperia arc S and Xperia neo V, which are now available for purchase in the U.S from Sony’s Ericsson’s online store, and should start popping up at various retailers next month, both of them running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread and custom Xperia user interfaces. The good/bad news (depending on how you look at it) is that they are currently available unlocked from Sony’s store, and there is no word on whether any carriers will be picking up either device with subsidized prices on contract.
Xperia arc S comes to the market with a fast 1.4GHz application processor inside, and features a 4.2-inch Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, as well as an 8.1 megapixel camera with Exmor R for mobile image sensor on the back.
Moreover, the new device sports 3D and 2D sweep panorama photography capabilities, along with great connectivity capabilities and is available in Pure White, Gloss Black, Midnight Blue, and Misty Silver for $549.99.
The neo V has a smaller, 3.7-inch display and a 5 megapixel camera and comes in Pearl White, Silver, and Blue Gradient for $349.99.
Do you prefer an unlocked device you are cool with going through a carrier for your smartphone?