Xperia Arc priced & dated – £459 SIM-free, launching April 1st

UK online retailer is the first to announce dates and prices for the upcoming SIZZLING HOT Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc – and the phone comes with the premium price tag we’ve come to expect from Sony Ericsson.

Play will take your Xperia Arc pre-order right now in return for £459.99 – which puts the Android phone at the top-end of today’s unlocked phone price bracket. The good news it’s penciled in for launch on April 1st. Here’s the screencapture of truth:

xperia arc pre-order play

We’re still keen, but are waiting to see if any of HTC’s rumoured new phones turn out to actually exist before entering into any new binding contracts. Link via IM.