Everyone expected the Sony Ericsson Xperia Duo — recently leaked in images — to be unveiled at MWC but since that didn’t happen and neither did at CTIA we were excited and expected the manufacturer to launch it at the next event. At the ongoing CommunicAsia Sony Ericsson announced two other Xperia Android smartphones instead.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray and the Xperia Active have just been announced by the manufacturer at CommunicAsia. The Xperia Ray is basically the Azusa we’ve seen before, sporting a 3.3-inch display with Mobile Bravia Engine, 1GHz processor, eight-megapixel camera with Exmor R sensor and Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Active reminds us a bit of the LG Optimus Black. It’s a rugged smartphone, dust and water proof, featuring a 1GHz processor, five-megapixel camera, Android Gingerbread and some great add-ons for athletes as it has arm band support to go with GPS and Barometer.
Both the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray and the Xperia Active are expected to hit the market in the third quarter of the year but no specific date nor pricing has been revealed.