Finally it is here. It was announced way back with Neo and Play.It looks like Sony Ericsson has taken its own time in releasing the Xperia Pro. The last of the new Xperias is on the shelves and the impressive lineup gives them plenty of reasons to look forward to the holiday season. Quite a squad Sony Ericsson has put together. The Sony Ericsson Xperia pro had to wait long months to finally get some game time.The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro had to wait in line to be realeased probably for the best but it was a long line indeed, with two Arcs, two Neos, two minis, the PLAY, the Active and the Ray.Whether it is a job well done is the next question.
There has been nothing official in the way of an explanation about the delayed launch. Maybe that’s the way Sony Ericsson had planned it from the beginning. Perhaps they thought business users, who are a potential target, were least likely to lose their patience. Maybe they didn’t want two very similar phones stepping on each other’s toes – trying to get the best mileage out of the Neo before the Pro hit the shelves. Or maybe, they just wanted to finish with a bang.
The Pro adds a physical QWERTY keyboard to the best Sony Ericsson have to offer today. That includes a LED-backlit Reality display with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine, an 8 megapixel ExmorR camera sensor, 720p video with continuous autofocus, and the latest Android 2.3.4.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro -Specs
- Four-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard
- 3G with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.8 Mbps HSUPA
- 3.7″ 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of FWVGA resolution (480 x 854 pixels) with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine
- Android OS v2.3.4 Gingerbread
- 1 GHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset, 512 MB RAM
- 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geotagging
- 720p video recording @ 30fps with continuous autofocus and stereo sound
- Secondary front-facing VGA camera for video chats
- Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA
- GPS with A-GPS
- Stereo FM radio with RDS
- microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v2.1
- Voice dialing
- Adobe Flash 11 support
- microHDMI port
Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro – Dislikes
- Display has poor viewing angles
- No smart dialing
- microSD card slot is not hot-swappable
- Battery cover is a hassle to open
- Slider a bit wobbly
- Black case extremely prone to fingerprints
- Could have brought in the Ice Cream Sandwich
So the Xperia lineup is complete. There a still a few rumors that linger about the dual core Xperia. But will this be one of the last few phones with the Ericsson tag ? Is Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro the Au Revoir for Ericsson in the mobile world? Only time can answer
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