Sony Ericsson Xperia Active: yours on pre-order for £229

Sony Ericsson Xperia Active: yours on pre-order for £229Sony Ericsson's all-weather Android phone the Xperia Active has just been sized up for some pre-order action by online retailer Play.com, and has been listed as going on sale on September 9.

Play reckons £229.99 is fair trade for the 1GHz Active, whose big party trick is “wet finger tracking”, which allows you to use the touchscreen even with wet fingers.

Your fingers will be wet from all the Active-ness, y'see – aside from the 3in HVGA touchscreen the rest of the handset is water-resistant too, and it's also dustproof, while you also get some nifty on-screen heart-rate software.

Getting back to the hardware, aside from its 3in screen you also get a moderately impressive 1GHz of processing power, alongside a fairly pedestrian 5-megapixel camera with the usual HD video capability that's pretty much par for the course these days.

So if all that floats your boat, Play.com is where you need to be heading anytime soon. Just be warned: just because Play has a price and date for the Xperia Active, doesn't mean Sony Ericsson knows too much about it.

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shuwaz  Jul. 19, 2011 at 02:14

“wet finger tracking...”
Genius, what will they ever think of next? Snow touch resisting?

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 19, 2011 at 07:42

I like water-resistant and dustproof features. Can I have scratch free carbon fiber body construction?

Stelph  Jul. 19, 2011 at 13:18

Looks promising, a bump in specs from the Motorola Defy which was equally built to resist getting wet, at a good price, however what is that lump at the bottom tho? A button? A flash?

Constantine  Jul. 19, 2011 at 14:52

It's a lump for putting a string through so you can hang it around your neck

Stelph  Jul. 22, 2011 at 11:23

Really? Can you use a gold chain instead and bring up the alarm clock app for added bling factor?

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