The folks at Sony Ericsson have announced the USA release of the Xperia ray, a device we last heard about in June, here in the states for the first time and pushed to Newegg for the unlocked price of $429.99 (on sale today for $379.99 for a limited time.) This device is only sold here at the moment unlocked, your option to get it carried by AT&T, T-Mobile, Rogers, Fido, up to you. This device features a single-core 1GHz processor, 1GB internal memory with 300 MB user available and 512 MB RAM, microSD card slot for up to 32GB of additional storage, and a 3.3-inch TFT display at 480 x 854 pixel resolution. The display also boasts some cool BRAVIA ENGINE tech.
This device’s motor, again, is a 1GHz Scorpion processor, you’ll also get Adreno 205 GPU with your MSM8255 Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. If that sentence just completely flew over you head, basically what it means is that you’ll do fine for games and apps, but it’s not nearly as powerful as the dual-core processors we’re seeing on many smartphones on carriers here in the USA these days. Sony Ericsson seems to be pushing this device out as a promotion of their lovely form factor and color options (white) rather than trying to win the specs contest.
They’ve also got a pretty neat little commercial to go along with the device as it’s important to have such a presentation here in the USA as you well know. The high color BRAVIA ENGINE running the display, HD recording on its 8.1 megapixel camera with Exmor R technology shown to make it all look quite impressive, the Android Market coming with the device right out of the box as well. An odd point here – they’re showing the old Android Market here still – the newest Android Market having been released since this commercial was first shown back in June.
You can grab this device from Newegg today with just a few taps and a credit card. Feel free to pick me up a few other gadgets while you’re there, Newegg for life.