Sony Ericsson just pinged us to let us know that the Xperia active has gone on sale in the United States at Newegg.com and other online outlets. Water resistant and dust proof, the active runs Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread and features a display technology that can track wet fingers.
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Hardware details include a 3-inch multi-touch screen, a 5-megapixel camera with HD video functionality, and a Gear Kit that contains a stereo headset with attachable ear hooks, an arm case and wrist strap, and a 2GB memory card. The unlocked handset can be purchased for $369.99 without a contract and comes in two color options. Full press release below.
FINALLY, A SMARTPHONE TO KEEP UP WITH THE MOST ADVENTUROUS AND ACTIVE LIFESTYLE THE SONY ERICSSON XPERIA™ active NOW AVAILBLE IN THE U.S.
What: The Xperia™ active is a water resistant and dust proof Android™ smartphone that uniquely incorporates wet finger tracking to ensure the phone works perfectly, even under the toughest conditions. Rainy hikes, snowy slopes or mud-splattered bike trails? No problem. The Xperia™ active can be kept under three feet of water for 30 minutes, so can certainly handle a bit of rain or snow.
Xperia™ active is also the personal trainer that fits in your pocket. It comes pre-loaded with personalized sports apps that allow you to easily track your workouts and fitness level to help you reach your goals. Whether mountain biking off the grid or running through the city streets, the Xperia™ active lets you set your ideal training route using the built-in GPS, Barometer and Compass. On-screen heart rate and pulse can be monitored in realtime (enabled by ANT+ wireless networking technology), while the iMapMyFitness app can monitor day-to-day performance. And with Facebook inside Xperia™ you can seamlessly and instantly share your progress and experiences with friends, teammates and training partners.
Xperia™ active Key Features and Pricing:
- Android™ 2.3.4 operating system
- Scratch-resistant 3” multi-touch screen with wet finger tracking
- Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
- 5 megapixel camera with HD video functionality
- On-screen heart rate/pulse monitoring with ANT+*
- MSRP $369.99, unlocked
- Color options:
- Orange band with black back cover – white extra cover in the kit
- White band with black back cover – white extra cover in the kit
The Xperia™ active Gear Kit Includes:
- One extra exchangeable soft touch back cover in white.
- Detachable ear hooks for the portable hands-free active headset
- 2GB memory card to save all your adventure experiences
- Micro USB cable for charging and computer data transfer
The Sony Ericsson Xperia™ active is now available at Newegg.com and other online retailers. Please check for additional pricing and availability.
*Requires ANT+ compliant chest belt for heart rate and pulse monitoring. Not included in the kit.