That’s if a listing over at the Carphone Warehouse is to be believed. The UK phone-seller is stating that the handset now won’t be coming until September, despite earlier promising a release next month. The reason for the hold-up is still to be revealed, but we’ve been in touch with Sony Ericsson for further details.
Announced back in June at a Singapore press event, the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray is a cut-price alternative to the high-end Xperia Arc. It comes rocking a 3.3-inch capacitive touchscreen, coupled with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS and Sony Ericsson’s TimeScape UI. We’re also assuming it’ll come with Facebook Inside Xperia support, equipping the smartphone with advanced social networking smarts.
You’ll also find a 1GHz processor under the hood, an 8.1 megapixel Exmor R snapper, 720p HD video, a front-facing videocall camera, integrated GPS, a video-on-demand service and all the usual connectivity options (HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth).
Once released, the Xperia Ray will also be available through Three, although the network’s pricing and release date is still TBC.
Update: We’ve heard from Kerry at the Sony Ericsson press office that there’s no confirmed release date for the handset, although it will be landing in “Q3 2011”.
[Source: Carphone Warehouse]