Announced – Sony Ericsson Xperia active

If you missed our earlier story we can now give you more information on another one of the new Sony Ericsson devices – the Xperia Active. This is really built for the fitness and active fans and includes on-screen heart monitoring. It’s dust proof and water resistant and there’s even “wet finger tracking” with a scratch resistant 3″ 320×480 pixel screen.

Available in orange and white this will be available in selected markets from Q3 and has a 5 megapixel screen with HD video recording. A bold wrist strap helps to keep the phone close and there’s even an arm case for use during a workout. Lots of other extras are included in the box like an exchangeable soft-touch rear cover, detachable ear hooks for the handsfree active headset and a 2GB memory card.

Powered by a 1GHZ CPU and Android 2.3 it also has the “Reality Display” using BRAVIA technology, GPS, FM radio, 3.5mm audio port, DLNA, Bluetooth, WiFi and 1200mAh battery.

This handset also has the Facebook inside Xperia feature we detailed earlier.

Announced   Sony Ericsson Xperia active

Get fit with Sony Ericsson Xperia™ active

• Dust proof and water resistant smartphone powered by Android™
• Scratch resistant multi touch screen with wet finger tracking
• All the applications for your active life, including on-screen heart rate monitoring through ANT+

22 June 2011, Singapore – Sony Ericsson today announced Xperia™ active, a compact smartphone targeting consumers with an active lifestyle, in conjunction with CommunicAsia 2011 in Singapore. With a 3” screen and running the latest Android platform for smartphones (Gingerbread 2.3), the phone packs Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine, a 5mp camera with HD video functionality, and a powerful 1Ghz processor. Xperia™ active is dust proof and water resistant* and uniquely incorporates wet finger tracking, to ensure the phone works perfectly when either the screen or a user’s fingers are wet.
The phone comes pre-loaded with sports apps that enable consumers to easily track their fitness levels. Users can set their ideal training route using the built-in GPS, Barometer and Compass. On-screen heart rate and pulse can be monitored in realtime (enabled by ANT+ wireless networking technology), while the iMapMyFitness app can monitor day to day performance. Additionally, Facebook inside Xperia™ allows consumers to share their progress and experiences with friends.
Fredrik Månsson, Global Product Marketing Manager, Sony Ericsson said: “Xperia™ active is the ultimate smartphone for an active life. Not only is it packed with all the features and applications consumers need for a worry free mobile life, it also comes with a set of accessories that make it fun and easy for them to take it everywhere, whatever their daily plans are.”
Maria Sharapova, a three time grand slam winning tennis player added: “I love this smartphone because it perfectly fits both my professional and personal needs. It keeps me in touch with my friends as I travel the world on the pro tour and tracks my fitness both on and off the court.”
Extras included in the box to further build the consumer experience:
• One extra exchangeable soft touch back cover
• Detachable ear hooks for the portable handsfree active headset
• Wrist strap to keep the phone close at all times
• An arm case for use during a workout
• 2GB memory card to save all your special moments
• Micro USB cable for charging and computer data transfer

*Water resistant – the phone can be kept under 1m of water for 30 mins.
Sony Ericsson Xperia™ active will be available globally in selected markets from Q3 2011.
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Sony Ericsson Xperia active at a glance.
*Please note that all services mentioned below may not be available in every market.
Sony Ericsson Xperia active
Colours Orange band with black back cover – white extra cover in the kit
White band with black back cover – white extra cover in the kit
Facts Operating system: Google™ Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Size: 55 x 92 x 16.5mm
Weight: 110.8 grams
Camera 5 megapixel camera
8x digital zoom
Auto focus
Aperture f/2.6
Face detection
Face recognition
Flash/Photo light
Geo tagging
HD video recording (720p)
Image stabiliser
Red-eye reduction
Scene detection
Send to web
Smile detection
Touch capture
Touch focus
Video light
Video recording
Music Album art
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Media player
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow™ service*
Sony Ericsson Music Player
TrackID™ music recognition*
Internet Android Market™*
Google™ search
Google Voice Search*
NeoReader™ barcode scanner
Pan & zoom
Web browser (WebKit)
Communication Call list
Conference calls
Facebook™ application*
Google Talk™
Noise Shield
Polyphonic ringtones
Sony Ericsson Timescape™
Twitter™ (Timescape™ integration)*
Vibrating alert
Messaging Conversations
Google Mail™*
Instant messaging
Multimedia messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)
Design Auto rotation
Four-corner Home screen
Keyboard (on-screen, 12 key)
Picture wallpaper
Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
Touch screen
Live wallpaper
Dust and water resistant
Wet finger tracking
Entertainment 3D games
Health mate
Media browser
Motion gaming
Radio (FM radio with RDS)
Radio (FM)
Video streaming
Video viewing
Walk Mate
Alarm clock
Document readers
Flight mode
Google Calendar™
Google Gallery 3D™*
Infinite button
Setup guide
Torch functionality
Widget manager
Connectivity 3.5 mm audio jack
Bluetooth™ technology
DLNA™ Certified
Google Latitude™*
Google Maps™ for Mobile
Google Maps™ with Street View*
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Native USB tethering
Pressure sensor***
Synchronisation via Facebook™*
Synchronisation via Google Sync™*
Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync
Synchronisation with computer
Synchronisation via Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
USB mass storage
USB High speed 2.0 support
USB support
Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality
Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation*
Display Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
16,777,216 colour TFT
Capacitive touchscreen (multi-touch) with wet finger tracking
3 inches
320 x 480 pixels
Scratch-resistant mineral glass
Memory Phone memory (user-free): Up to 320MB
Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32GB
Memory card included: 2GB microSD™
Battery life Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 4 hrs 53 min*
Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 351 hrs*

Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs 31 min*
Standby time UMTS: Up to 335 hrs*

Music listening time: Up to 25 hrs
Video playback time: Up to 8 hrs 30 min

*According to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.
Networks UMTS HSPA 900, 2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

UMTS HSPA 800, 1900, 2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
In the kit Xperia™ active
1200mah removable battery
Sport stereo headset
Arm case
Wrist strap
2GB microsd™ memory card
Exchangeable cover
Micro USB cable for charging
Synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation