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Sony Mobile Communications has launched the Xperia go and Xperia acro S, which are said to be water and dust resistant. The phones will be available from the third quarter of this year.

Sony Mobile Communications has announced the Xperia go and Xperia acro S, which have scratch resistant mineral glass displays and meet industry standard IP ratings (International Protection) for protection against dust and water immersion.

Xperia go and Xperia acro S enable easy connectivity to share and enjoy content on TV, smartphone, laptop or tablet. They also come preloaded with Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited from Sony Entertainment Network. In addition, the phones will have access toHollywood blockbusters, TV series and millions of music tracks. Xperia go and Xperia acro S will be available globally from the third quarter of 2012.

Consumer demand for durable and water resistant smartphones

Industry research demonstrates that consumers consider durability and water resistance as important features when purchasing a smartphone. For example, a study conducted in Japan by Mobile Marketing Data Labo highlighted water resistance in the top three most important features for smartphone buyers. In a recent poll on Sony Mobile’s Facebook community more than a third of participants stated durability as the most important feature when choosing a smartphone. Also, Xperia acro HD, which has the same durability and water resistance features as Xperia acro S, has been the best selling smartphone in Japan since its launch in March, further demonstrating the appeal of durability and water resistance.

Xperia go ‚ the stylish Sony smartphone made for extra durability

With Xperia go consumers can watch the latest movies and TV shows in razor sharp quality and with super fast performance. Its sleek and stylish design means durable and water resistant smartphones no longer have to look bulky and ruggedized.

Key features for Xperia go

¬∑ 3.5‚ Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine gives razor sharp clarity

· 5MP fast capture camera goes from sleep to snap in just over a second

· Scratch resistant mineral glass display with wet finger tracking

¬∑ Highest level of dust and water resistance in a smartphone ‚ IP67 Rating

· 1Ghz dual core processor gives consumers super fast performance

· Launching on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgradeable to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

· Available in black, white and yellow colours

¬∑ Xperia go will launch in the US market under the name ‚Xperia advance‚

Xperia acro S ‚ The stylish water resistant HD smartphone

Xperia acro S boasts a 4.3‚ HD Reality Display for razor sharp clarity, full HD video recording, HD video chat, easy HDMI TV connectivity to enjoy content on the big screen. NFC enabled, Xperia acro S can easily open applications with one touch against an Xperia SmartTag.

Key features for Xperia acro S

¬∑ 4.3‚ 720p HD Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine gives razor sharp clarity

· 12MP fast capture camera goes from sleep to snap in just over a second with a single key press

· PlayStation Certified

· Full 1080p HD video recording and 720p HD front camera

· Scratch resistant mineral glass display with wet finger tracking

· IP55 and IP57 Ratings for dust and water resistance

· 1.5Ghz dual core processor gives consumers super fast performance

· Launching on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

· Available in black, white and pink colours

All services mentioned in this leaflet may not be available in every market.

Xperia go

Xperia acro S

Colours

Black

Yellow

Black

Pink

Facts

Size: 111 x 60.3 x 9.8 mm

Size: 126 x 66 x 11.9 mm

Camera

3D Sweep panorama

16x digital zoom

16x video zoom

Auto focus

Face detection

Flash / Photo flash

Flash / Photo light

Flash / LED

Geotagging

HD video recording (720p)

Red-eye reduction

Self-timer

Send to web

Smile detection

Sweep Multi Angle

Sweep Panorama

Touch capture

Touch focus

Video light

Video recording

Video stabiliser

3D Sweep Panorama

16x digital zoom

Auto focus

Aperture f/2.4

Exposure value

Face detection

Front-facing camera (1.3 MP)

Geotagging

HD video recording (1080p)

Image stabiliser

Flash/Pulsed LED

Red-eye reduction

Send to web

Self-timer

Smile detection

Sony Exmor R for mobile image sensor

Touch capture

Touch focus

Video light

Video recording

Video stabiliser

White balance

Music

3D surround sound

Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)

Clear bass

Clear stereo

Music Player

PlayNow service

SensMe

TrackID music recognition

xLoud Experience

Album art

Music tones (MP3/AAC)

PlayNow service

Walkman Player

TrackID music recognition

xLoud Experience

Internet

Google Play

Google search

Google Voice Search

Google Maps for Mobile with Street view and Latitude

NeoReader barcode scanner

Pan & Zoom

Web browser (WebKit)

Bookmarks

Google Play

Google search

Google Voice Search

Pan & zoom

Web browser (WebKit)

Communication

Call list

Facebook application

Facebook inside Xperia

Google Talk application

Noise suppression

Skype

Speakerphone

Twitter (with Timescape integration)

Xperia Timescape

Call list

Facebook application

Noise Suppression

Polyphonic ringtones

SIP

Xperia Timescape

Speakerphone

Twitter (Timescape integration)

Vibrating alert

Messaging

Conversations

Google Mail

Handwriting recognition

Instant messaging

Multimedia messaging (MMS)

Predictive text input

Sound recorder

Text messaging (SMS)

Type & Send widget

Conversations

Gmail

Instant messaging

Predictive text input

Sound recorder

Text messaging (SMS)

Design

Auto rotation

Gesture input

Keyboard (on-screen, 12 key)

Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)

Live Wallpaper

Picture wallpaper

Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine

Screenshot capturing

Touch screen

Voice input

Wet finger tracking

Auto rotate

Gyroscope

Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)

On-screen 12-key keyboard

HD Reality Display with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine

Screenshot capturing

Touch screen

Dustproof (IP5X) and Water resistant (IPX5/7)

Wallpaper

Wet finger tracking

Entertainment

FigureRunning

Media browser

Motion gaming

Radio (FM radio with RDS)

Sony Entertainment Network

Video streaming

Video viewing

Walk Mate

YouTube

3D games

Motion gaming

PlayStation Certified

Radio (FM radio with RDS)

Sony Entertainment Network

TV launcher

Video streaming

YouTube

Organiser

3D Album

Airplane mode

Alarm clock

Calculator

Calendar

Contacts

Document readers

E-Manual

Infinite button

OfficeSuite Pro

Setup guide

Stopwatch

Timer

Torch functionality

Alarm clock

Calculator

Contacts

Document readers

eCompass

Infinite button

OfficeSuite Pro

Setup guide

Widget manager

Connectivity

3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)

aGPS

Bluetooth wireless technology

DLNA Certified

Media Go

Media Transfer Protocol support

Micro USB support

Modem

Native USB tethering

PC Companion

Synchronisation via Facebook

Synchronisation via Google

Synchronisation with computer

Synchronisation via Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync

USB High speed 2.0 support

USB mass storage

USB Host

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality

Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation

3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)

Bluetooth wireless technology

DLNA Certified

GLONASS

HDMI support

Media Transfer Protocol support

Micro USB support

Native USB tethering

NFC

PC Companion

Synchronisation via Microsoft

Exchange ActiveSync

USB mass storage

USB High speed 2.0 support

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality

Display

3.5‚ Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine

16,777,216 colour TFT

Scratch-resistant mineral glass

4.3‚ 720p HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine

16,777,216 colour TFT

Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant glass

Memory

Internal phone storage 8 GB (up to 4 GB user-accessible memory)

Expansion slot microSD, up to 32 GB

Internal phone storage 16 GB (up to 11 GB user-accessible memory)

Expansion slot microSD card, up to 32 GB

Networks

UMTS HSPA 850 (Band V), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)

UMTS HSPA 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I)

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1900 (Band II) and 2100 (Band I)

Battery life

Battery: Built in. 1305 mAh typical, 1265 mAh minium

Talk time GSM: Up to 6 hrs 30 min

Standby time GSM: Up to 520 hrs

Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs 30 min

Standby time UMTS: Up to 460 hrs

Music listening time: Up to 45 hrs

Video playback time: Up to 6 hrs

*Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

Embedded battery: 1910 mAh typical, 1840 mAh minimum

Talk time GSM: Up to 6 hrs 40 min

Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 290 hrs

Talk time UMTS: Up to 7 hrs 10 min

Standby time UMTS: Up to 310 hrs

Music listening time: Up to 23 hrs

Video playback time: Up to 6 hrs 30 min

*Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

In the kit

Xperia go, embedded battery, stereo headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation.

Xperia acro S, built-in battery, stereo portable handsfree, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation.

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