Super active geeks will need a phone that’s rugged enough to withstand knocks and bumps. Sony Ericsson has added a new Android smartphone into its line, known as Sony Ericsson Xperia Active, which comes with a rugged design that matches your super active lifestyles.
The SE Xperia Active runs Android 2.3 OS and features a compact form factor that shows close resemblance to some old school feature phones from the company.
The Xperia Active packs a 3-inch Reality display that is scratch resistant and supports wet finger tracking, a feature that allows the phone’s touchscreen to be usable, even though your fingers are wet or your palms are sweaty.
It’s also water resistant and dust proof, making it a great companion for even the most adventurous users. The phone also packs decent specs including a 1GHz processor, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine, a 5MP camera with 720p video recording capability, barometer, GPS, and compass. It also supports the ANT+ wireless protocol, which is a useful feature for sports or fitness conscious users for measuring heart rate and pulse right on the phone’s display.
The Xperia Active is also wel integrated with Facebook, allows you to share your fitness progress on Facebook with your friends. The phone comes included with an armband, allowing it to be strapped on your arms or limbs during your workout. It’s expected to go on sale globally sometime in Q3, 2011