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See the light with Sony Ericsson’s Ray

Sony Ericsson has announced the latest addition to Xperia range of smartphones – the Xperia ray. The phone uses the Gingerbread 2.3 Android operating system, a 1Ghz processor and Sony’s Mobile Bravia engine.

During the CommunicaAsia 2011 conference held in Singapore, Sony Ericsson announced its Xperia ray With a 3.3‚ screen and running the latest Android platform for smartphones (Gingerbread 2.3), the phone packs in a 1Ghz processor, Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, a 8.1 mega pixel camera with Exmor R for mobile and HD video functionality.

To add to a full set of specifications, the phone incorporates a front facing camera and a scratch resistant screen with excellent resolution and brightness and integrated touch keys. Sony Ericsson’s unique integration of Facebook inside Xperia delivers a unique consumer experience for greater social interaction. In combination with the Google services, as well as access to over 200,000 Apps via the Android Market, it provides a solid and entertaining smartphone foundation.

Colin Williamson, Marketing Manager at Sony Ericsson South Africa said: ‚We expect Xperia ray to appeal to consumers who are looking for a combination of beautiful design and a rich feature set. We are able to uniquely deliver this with a combination of premium materials and multimedia features provided by Sony.‚

Sony Ericsson Xperia ray will be available globally in selected markets, including Japan, from Q3 2011.

Sony Ericsson Xperia ray at a glance.







Operating system: Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)

Size: 111 x 53 x 9.4mm

Weight: 100 grams


8.1mp camera

16x digital zoom

Aperture f/2.4

Front-facing camera (VGA)

HD video recording (720p)


USB High speed 2.0 support

USB mass storage

Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality

16,777,216 colour TFT


Phone memory (user-free): Up to 300MB

Memory card support: microSD, up to 32GB

Memory card included: 4GB microSD

Battery life

Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 6 hrs 50 min*

Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 430 hrs*

Talk time UMTS: Up to 7 hrs*

Standby time UMTS: Up to 440 hrs*

Music listening time: Up to 36 hrs

Video playback time: Up to 6 hrs 45 min

* Indicates times are network dependent.


UMTS HSPA 900, 2100

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

UMTS HSPA 850, 1900, 2100

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

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