We saw the prototype unit of Sony’s Mobile Entertainment Player last night and it looks like the Xperia Arc, minus the curves. It’s Sony’s equivalent of the Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0, just a bot smaller.
This Android 2.3 gingerbread device does not have any SMS or voice functions but can go online over WiFi. The 4.3-inch display is closer to the size of the Xperia handsets rather than of the Tablet S.
Sony is positioning this device as a multimedia player and a portable gaming device so they packed it with a Tegra 2 processor.
For HD video playback, there’s a micro-HDMI port so you can connect it t an external display or HDTV. Sony did not give any specifics on the release date or pricing of the unit but promises it will be out by first quarter of next year.