Sony Xperia Go on the way next month

Sony Xperia Go on the way next monthIf you're the kind of person who likes to chuck their phone around in the sand and drive over it with the car, then you're in luck. Sony's Xperia Go - which was announced a few weeks back - is arriving in the UK in July.

That's the word from Carphone Warehouse, which has stuck up a coming soon page for the handset, allowing you to register your interest but failing to specify a more exact launch date, or indeed a price.

The Xperia Go is certainly able to handle a few of life's challenges - at least if the spec sheet is anything to go by. In fact, Sony boasts that it has, indeed, been built to "resist life's challenges".

It has scratch-resistant glass that can track wet fingers, and IP67 certification for dust and water resistance.  Yet, Sony hasn't equipped it with the latest OS, instead preferring to ship Android Gingerbread out of the box (though will be upgraded).

Not that that's a real issue since Gingerbread is a solid OS and once you get over that, you'll realise you have a 3.5in Reality Display with Sony's Mobile BRAVIA Engine to play with - even with a modest 480 x 320 resolution.

Powering it, there's 1GHz of dual-core grunt, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory (4GB usable) which can be expanded. Plus, a bit of cloud storage for your delectation. The camera, though, maxes out at a very 2009 5MP. Huh?!

So as you can see, the Xperia Go isn't a bad handset per se - but it's certainly not in the same league as the most powerful Android phones out there. It's more tough than clever, which will certainly appeal to a minority but probably won't to tempt the average user.

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