updated 05:52 pm EDT, Wed October 24, 2012
Water-resistant Android phone available in multiple colors
Sony's water-resistant smartphone, the Xperia Go will be available for purchase in November, Sony revealed today. The new Android handset meets IP67 ratings for water- and dust-resistance between six inches and 3.3 feet, and its display is composed of a scratch-resistant mineral glass. When the Xperia Go goes on sale in November, it will be available through Fido and exclusively at Sony Stores across Canada in a limited edition yellow.
The Go measures 0.39 inches thick and features a 3.5-inch display outputting at 480x854. Inside, it packs a NovaThor dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz. It has a 5MP rear camera capable of recording video in 720p HD, and it runs Android 4.0.
The smartphone has 8GB of internal memory, but its storage can be upgraded to 40GB with the addition of a 32GB microSD card. Buyers of the new phone will be eligible for 50GB of file storage from Box once they access the cloud storage service from their Xperia go handset.
The Xperia Go will come preloaded with Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited apps from Sony Entertainment Network. Sony has not given detailed information on the device's launch window or pricing.