So, the Sony Xperia S, then. It showed up at CES 2012, wowing us with its transparent band and its complete lack of Ericsson-ness, and we're looking forward to seeing it out in the wild sometime in March.
In the meantime, though, we're learning a bit more about its pedigree, and specifically about the fact that it will apparently have some kind of anti-stain shell.
Sony hasn't gone into any details as to just what stains we're talking about here – stop giggling at the back there – but it's a feature Sony isn't making a secret of. And courtesy of a product manager's comments to Swiss site PocketPC (via Google Translate), it seems to have to do with a special UV-active nano coating that repels dirt. Plus, don't forget, there's a transparent bit too.
But wait, there's more: the self-same PocketPC is also claiming the Xperia S will feature some kind of fast-charging alchemy that will see it going from zero to fully charged in half the time a normal battery takes, while if time is tight you can fast-track to a full hour's use in just 10 minutes of charging.
We'll be getting up close and personal with the Xperia S at Mobile World Congress next month, but we'll keep you posted with any new info as we get it.
Via Xperia Blog