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14 February 11

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Orange gets exclusive black Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc and the much anticipated Sony Ericsson Xperia™ neo and Xperia™ PLAY

  • Orange UK to retail the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ neo, Xperia™ PLAY and Xperia™ arc in Q2, 2011
  • The new Sony Ericsson devices will feature Google's Android 2.3 Operating System

Orange today announced plans to launch the much anticipated Sony Ericsson Xperia™ neo, Xperia™ PLAY and Xperia™ arc – in the second quarter of 2011.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia™ neo features a powerful 8.1 mega-pixel camera, a VGA front facing camera and HD video recording capability. Furthermore, Sony’s award-winning Exmor R™ for mobile sensor with the f/2.4 lens enables the capture of high quality, bright pictures and HD videos even in low light. The slick touchscreen handset is equipped with a 3.7” display, and all pictures and videos taken on it can be shared in HD on your living room TV via the built in HDMI-connector.

Meanwhile, the hotly anticipated Sony Ericsson Xperia™ PLAY comes pre-loaded with technology certified by Playstation® and features a slide out game controller with the well-known Sony PSP layout. The handset sports a best in class 4” screen and superfast chipset, to give users the same feel as a portable games console with their mobile phone. With a front-facing camera, users can instantly upload their pictures to social networking sites.

Finally, the beautifully designed Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc, exclusive to Orange in black, is wafer thin at just 8.7mm and has a extra wide 4.2” multi-touch screen. The Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine delivers exceptional visual brilliance and a crystal clear image which enhances the overall entertainment experience. It also boasts an 8.1 mega-pixel camera and HD video recording capability. Furthermore, Sony’s award-winning Exmor R™ for mobile sensor with the f/2.4 lens enables the capture of high quality, bright pictures and HD videos even in low light. All pictures and videos can be shared in HD on your living room TV via the built in HDMI-connector.

Nicola Shenton, Head of Device Portfolio, Everything Everywhere said: "Orange is a one stop shop for the very best Android devices and the latest announcement with Sony Ericsson reinforces this. The Sony Ericsson Xperia™ neo, Xperia™ PLAY and Xperia™ arc are all truly innovative handsets which will allow consumers to enhance their mobile experience."

All three devices will be available from Orange shops and www.orange.co.uk/shop.

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About Orange
Orange is the key brand of the France Telecom Group, one of the world's leading telecommunications operators. With almost 131 million customers, the Orange brand now covers Internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the Group operates.

In the UK, Orange provides high quality GSM coverage to 99% of the UK population, and 3G coverage to more than 93%.

Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trade marks of Orange Brand Services Limited.

On July 1 2010, the company became part of Everything Everywhere, one company that runs two of Britain's most famous brands - Orange UK and T-Mobile UK - with plans to transform the industry by giving customers instant access to everything, everywhere, offering them the best value, best choice and best network coverage in the country. Everything Everywhere Limited is the UK’s biggest communications company, with a combined customer base of almost 28 million people and more than 720 retail stores across the country. Everything Everywhere Limited is registered at Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9BW under the registered company number 02382161.

For more information please call the Orange Press Office 0870 3731500, or visit http://www.orange.co.uk/newsroom
           

 

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