Sony Ericsson introduces Gingerbread-based Xperia Ray and Xperia Active

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Sony Ericsson has introduced two new android phones – Xperia Ray and Xperia Active – which are expected to be launched in the third quarter of this year. The Associated Press quotes Chief Marketing Officer Matthew Lang as saying that the new models would help SE increase their market share to up to 11 percent in Android section. Lang further tells AP the company is mulling over a less expensive handset which centres upon texting service and targets the teenagers.

Seen on the company’s product blog, the Xperia Ray looks somewhat like the Xperia 10. The Ray weighs nearly 100g, is just 9.4mm thin. It comes with a 8.1MP rear camera, front-facing and the much-talked about 3.3-inch scratch-resistant screen (854 x 480 pixels FWVGA resolution). The report adds the phone will be available in four following colours: black, gold, white and pink.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray

Xperia Active, on the other hand, has sporty looks. It has a 3-inch scratch-resistant display but with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels only. It has a 5MP camera capable of 720p HD recording as well. SE also says that handset is water-resistant and can survive under 1m of water for nearly 30 minutes. The handset is supposedly capable of working accurately even with wet fingers. It also has GPS and a barometer, along with Bluetooth and a wrist-strap.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active

A post on the company’s Facebook page also says the phones will come have the option of two SE Smart Extras accessories: the LiveDock multimedia station, and LiveSound hi-fi headset.

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