Jan 5th, 2011

Sony’s just finished up their press briefing here at the Las Vegas convention center, and just as we expected them to thanks to a pretty revealing banner spotted earlier, they’ve announced the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, a new Android 2.3 smartphone with the first mobile display to be powered by Sony’s Bravia Engine – the same technology used to power their beautiful televisions.

The Arc will have the ability to output full 1080p HD video using an HDMI-out connection, and aside from the revelation that it’ll be running Gingerbread at launch, we didn’t get much more than that in the way of details.

I’ll be headed out into Sony’s booth – they’ve had the exclusive privilege of showing their wares off early – and I’ll be checking back in if I can find this thing and get some face time with it. Sony’s also announced a new line of Bravia TVs which will have Google TV technology embedded, and we’ve learned of their new content streaming and sharing service, Qriocity. Alongside the Playstation 3, you’ll be able to download the Qriocity app to any Google TV unit.

The only thing to do now is to see if I can go find all of this. We’ll be back with details soon enough.

EDIT – I’m having trouble uploading the images I’ve taken in person, so we’ll just link you to the story we ran earlier regarding the device until technology stops being mean.

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