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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S (photos)

At IFA 2011, Sony Ericsson unveiled the next-generation Xperia Arc. Armed with a faster processor and more entertainment features, the Xperia Arc S is on course for a fourth-quarter arrival. Have a look.

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Sony Ericsson introduces Xperia Arc S

At the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Sony Ericsson debuted the Xperia Arc S. The next-gen version of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc will be available in select markets worldwide in Q4. Pricing was not announced at this time.
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Entertainment features

The Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread phone will bring users more entertainment options, including access to Sony Entertainment's Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited services, with a catalog of 10 million songs, radio channels, and the latest movies and TV shows.
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Hardware improvements

The Xperia Arc S also has a faster 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor and promises 25 percent faster camera startup and 20 percent faster Web page rendering than its predecessor.
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Other features

The handset offers a 4.2-inch, 854x480-pixel Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA engine, an 8-megapixel camera with 2D and 3D panorama sweep mode, and HDMI out.
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Sleek

The smartphone keeps a sleek profile at 4.92 inches tall by 2.48 inches wide by 0.34 inch thick.

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