Sony’s Qriocity video service hitting select Sony Ericsson Xperia phones from August

On the heels of the Music Unlimited launch, Sony is bringing its Qriocity video service to select Sony Ericsson Xperia smartphones. The phased launch will start on August 1st, allowing users to buy and/or rent movies and TV shows from NBC, Universal, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, and Warner Bros, as well as local studios. All the latest releases will be available along with an extensive back catalogue.

Initially, the video service will be available on 2 devices, Xperia mini and Xperia mini pro, in 9 markets with localization of content and movies – UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia, Japan, Canada and the United States. The mobile version is currently exclusive to Sony Ericsson 2011 Xperia smartphones and will be made available to Xperia arc, Xperia neo, Xperia PLAY, Xperia pro and Xperia acro through a software upgrade later this year, while the newly launched Xperia active and Xperia ray will come with the pre-loaded Qriocity client…

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