Sony 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.