May 30, 2012
Sony Xperia launches new tough smartphone
There's a tough new smartphone on the block by the name of Sony's Xperia Go. The handset replaces the Xperia Active and is so far receiving a positive reception.
The Go runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and is waterproof and dustproof, like its predecessor. However, the performance of these qualities has been improved to the point that Sony claims the Go has the highest level of dust and water resistance possible in a smartphone.
Despite this, the handset is still pretty attractive. Sony hasn't gone down the 'brick-like' road of many other tough phones. Instead, the 3.5 inch screen boasts Reality Display with a Bravia engine and the glass is scratch-resistant to help keep the display in pristine order.
Users won't need to scrimp on performance either as there is 8GB of internal storage, as well as a microSD slot, 512MB of RAM and a talktime of some 6h 30 minutes from the 1305 mAh battery. A camera is also included on the handset, boasting 5MP and LED flash with autofocus and video-shooting capability.
It is available in black, white and yellow and should be launched by the third quarter of the 2012.