Despite the financial troubles the company saw back a few years ago, it seems that ever since the success of their Xperia line, they’ve decided to pick up the pace. As such, an anonymous source told the fine folks over at Android community that the manufacturer is planning on releasing 9 smartphones this year in the US market.
Considering that the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc was the first step into bringing the new Xperia line back in the spotlight, Sony Ericsson quickly followed it up with the announcements for the Xperia Play, Xperia Neo and the Xperia Pro. All of these devices had quite something to show off to the everyday user and some of these devices already gotten a couple of hands on here and there and according to the source there will be 5 more devices.
We already know that the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will start shipping in the UK towards the end of this month, as there is a launch date set for the 31st of Marc on some retailer’s pages but other have it set for the 1st of April. The source also claimed that the device will be hitting the American market by the end of Q1, which would line the launch of the device up with the launch of it on the European continent.
Obviously there isn’t any information regarding what these upcoming devices herald to the world of Android smartphones but it’s safe to say that these might be filling up the holes in the company’s lineup for the premium sector. I mean, don’t misunderstand me, I’m not saying that the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is bad or that the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play isn’t cool and all, but let’s face it. The Motorola Atrix 4G, the Motorola Droid Bionic, the new HTC lineup about to hit and with LG parading all over the place with a vast array of dual-core powered beasts, you will need to throw some dual-core in there for the masses to enjoy themselves.
Note that the source also had two working, breathing Sony Ericsson Xperia Play’s with him (or her) one of them with a Verizon SIM and the other one with AT&T, so this might just make everyone happy, as the device will be launched across a wide array of carriers and networks. Enjoy!1