Sony Ericsson adds two more to its Xperia line
Sony Ericsson has announced two new handsets in its Xperia line. Called the Xperia ray and Xperia active, both phones run on Android 2.3 (good old Gingerbread, for those who prefer their Android versions in confectionary nomenclature) and pack in 1 GHz processors. Of the two, the Xperia ray packs more punch in terms of both appearance and specs. It is a mere 9.4mm thick, has a 3.3 inch Reality Display with Mobile Bravia engine (same as on the Xperia Arc, if ye will remember), an 8.1-megapixel camera with Exmor R for mobile sensor (another Xperia Arc shared feature), and comes with a sleek aluminum frame. The Xperia active on the other hand has a relatively modest 5.0-megapixel snapper and a 3 inch display, but it does have some interesting touches on the software side, as it comes with what Sony Ericsson has termed a “corner user interface” that lets users track their fitness levels by combining the built-in GPS, compass and barometer with the onscreen heart rate and pulse monitor and the iMapMyFitness app. In keeping with its sporty name and features, the Xperia active is also dust proof and water resistant. Both handsets are expected in the third quarter of this year.