Atlanta - Sony Ericsson launched its latest Android smartphone for the U.S. market as an unlocked model at $424 through Newegg.com and other online retailers.
The Xperia Ray is banded to operate in 3G HSPA mode in AT&T's 850/1900MHz network and in foreign 2.1GHz networks.
The device, among several Sony Ericsson Android phones available unlocked in the U.S. and not through carriers, features a 3.3-inch touchscreen with scratch-resistant mineral-glass screen, aluminum frame, thin 9.4mm chassis, 8.1-megapixel HD video camera/camcorder with flash, and front-facing VGA camera for video chats.
It also has a 1GHz processor, Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) OS and, like other U.S. models from the company, proprietary Reality Display and Mobile Bravia Engine technologies borrowed from Sony TVs to enhance the display. A Sony-proprietary Exmor R CMOS sensor enables low-light picture taking.
Other features include Wi-Fi, DLNA certification, HD video recording, face and smile detection in the camera, and large f/2.4 aperture.
It is available in gold, black, white and pink.