Xperia ray, Xperia active and Sony Ericsson txt

Sony Ericsson has unveiled yet three more new handsets, the Xperia Ray, the Xperia Active and the Sony Ericsson txt. Does the mobile giant’s latest line offer anything new or simply mirror the features and design of their predecessors?


Like most new gadgets hitting the market, the Xperia Ray, with its sleek aluminium frame, is aimed at the more style conscious consumers. This thin and elegant Android phone features a 3.3” touch screen and an 8.1 megapixel camera that is capable of capturing 720p video – Quite an internal package considering this handset weighs in at just 100g.

Whilst the Xperia Ray has been designed for the more fashion conscious amongst us, the Xperia active is for the sportier techie junkies out there. Not only is the Active scratch-resistant, dust proof and water resistant, but it also has wet finger tracking support, meaning its touchscreen will function normally when operated with sweaty fingers – a great addition if you are inclined to want to use your smartphone straight after an arduous and gruelling workout.

Maintaining its sports conscious capabilities, the Xperia Active runs on the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread, is compatible with ANT+ technology for real-time heart rate monitoring, a feature that many other Sony Ericsson handsets possess.

Other conventional components apply, including a 3” touchscreen and a 5 megapixel camera with HD functionality.

In-keeping with Sony Ericsson’s latest ‘theme-based’ handsets, the Sony Ericsson txt is aimed at the socially-orientated consumer. A full hardware QWERTY keyboard replaces a touchscreen and the txt features an SMS shortcut for instant texting option and a “friends” app alerting you of the social updates of your top five friends, making the Sony Ericsson txt the perfect companion for texting junkies and the social media addicted.

Although it’s not just three new smartphones that Sony Ericsson has launched. Other ‘smart extras’ include the Sony Ericsson Smart Extras LiveDock, a docking station that enables users to utilise their Sony Ericsson smartphone into their home, and the Sony Ericsson Smart Extras LiveSound, headphones that provide a seamless audio experience whilst enabling consumers to remotely access applications from the phone through LiveKey control.