Video: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc hands on

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc was announced last week at CES. Today I dropped by the Sony Ericsson Canadian office and had a quick conversation with Neil Dutton. In his hand was the Arc and although he wouldn’t give me an exact availability he did state this is launching globally in Q1 (My guess is that we’ll see this land on Rogers).

The Arc is beautiful and certainly a step up from previous Sony Ericsson Android devices. The name of the device is called the “Arc” because it fits the natural “human curvature” of the hand. This will come loaded with OS 2.3 Gingerbread and also pack a powerful 1GHz Snapdragon processor. Their previous flagship device, the Xperia X10 looks much chunky when sitting next to the stylish and elegant new Arc. I mean at its thinnest point the Arc measures in at just 8.7mm. As for the weight: only 117 grams. So far it’s more powerful, thinner, lighter and runs the latest Android OS. All good. How about the screen? Well, this too is bigger at 4.2-inch multi-touch display (resolution of 854×480) with Mobile BRAVIA (they are calling this “Reality Display” as it has been optimized for multimedia viewing). Other specs of the Arc have it coming with a 8.1 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, auto-focus LED flash, HDMI out and can hold up to 32GB with a microSD card (I think this will ship with a 8GB card).

Check out the video after the break and we’ll have more info soon