More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
Sam Caplat – Xperia Arc Unboxing – XDA TV
In today’s episode of XDA TV, Sam takes a bit of a break from his niche and unboxes the extremely anticipated Xperia Arc, a phone which has had quite a lot of buzz on and off of XDA-Developers. This glorious device comes stocked with the custom 2.3.3 Sony Ericsson Gingerbread UI, complete in the box with all the usual accessories, including mains-supply to USB charging adaptor, USB cable, a collection of manuals and agreements and some high quality in-ear headphones. A full review of the device, its software and several interesting developments for it is to come! Click on to see the unboxing!
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