Sony Ericsson Xperia active is one tough cookie


I know that we’ve seen tough and rugged phones in the past, but none of them are definitely as attractive as this particular Android-powered offering from Sony Ericsson – the Sony Ericsson Xperia active. The name alone does give some of the game away, as those who indulge in a particularly active lifestyle will definitely have moments where they might fall or stumble, or make mistakes, dropping their precious smartphone to the ground (or another classic, sending it for a swim in the loo). Well, glad to say the Xperia active will be able to shrug all of that off non-chalantly, thanks to its water resistant and dust proof case.

Yes sir, another plus point of this unique Android-powered smartphone would be the unique incorporation of wet finger tracking that will make sure that the phone works perfectly, never mind if you have just plunged headlong into a rainy hike, trudging along snowy slopes or getting your adrenaline rush through mud-splattered bike trails. Another interesting point is this – the Xperia active is able to remain under three feet of water for up to half an hour, which is far longer than what any human (or most phones, for that matter) is able to do. Having said that, what’s a wee bit of rain or snow?

Not only that, since this is meant for folks who live out the active lifestyle, it will also function as your very own personal trainer, where said smartphone will ship pre-loaded with personalized sports apps to make life a whole lot easier for you, letting you track your workouts and fitness level so that you can reach your goals in a more objective manner. It does not matter whether mountain biking or running is your cup of tea, the Xperia active allows you to set your ideal training route thanks to the built-in GPS, barometer and compass.

Other hardware specifications include a scratch-resistant 3” multi-touch screen with wet finger tracking, Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, a 5 megapixel camera with HD video functionality, and it will come in an orange or white bands with black back covers. The asking price for this tough nut? $369.99 unlocked, reasonable, no?

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straor Says: December 12, 2011 at 1:51 am

Thanks for the info, I was really expecting this phone in the US. I found more about the sports apps on Must read for anyone who’ll buy this phone for its sport capabilities, such as me.

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