It seems that the water-resistant Sony Xperia Go is making its way over to Canada this November. The mid-range smartphone is headed to Roger’s Fido and will be available in a black and white versions. Sony will also carry an unlocked limited edition yellow model.
The Xperia Go might not blow anyone away with its specs, but it is still a capable enough device if you don’t mind dealing with a small 3.5-inch screen with a 320 x 480 resolution. Other specs will include a dual-core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB internal storage and a 5MB rear cam. As for the OS, the Canadian version of the Sony Xperia Go is expected to feature Android ICS.
If you are looking for something that is both dust and water resistant yet still packs at least a little punch, this could be it. For the moment we don’t have any official details on the pricing or exact launch date for the device.
What do you think, interested in picking this up if the price is right?
Introducing the Xperia™ go from Sony – with highest water resistance rating in a smartphone
Smart, sleek and durable smartphone made to resist life’s challenges without compromising on design or functionality
Reality Display for razor-sharp clarity and fast capture camera to go from sleep to snap in just over a second
October 24, 2012, Toronto, ON – Sony Mobile Communications today announced the Xperia™ go, the latest Android smartphone for consumers who desire premium specifications and beautiful design with extra durability and water resistance. As Sony’s most durable, water-resistant smartphone, the Xperia™ go is built to handle life’s unexpected moments. It has a scratch resistant mineral glass display and meets the IP67 ratings for protection against dust and water immersion between 15cm and 1m for up to 30 minutes. The Xperia™ go will be available in November through Fido and exclusively at Sony Stores in a limited edition yellow.
Industry research demonstrates that consumers consider durability and water resistance as important features when purchasing a smartphone. In a 2012 poll on Sony Mobile’s Facebook community, more than a third of global participants identified durability as the most important feature when choosing a smartphone. Not only can it go from sleep to snap in just over a second, the Xperia™ go is also scratch- and water-resistant, making it an ideal phone for users who want a phone they can rely on without the worry of easily damaging it. Wet screen control lets you operate the device even when standing in the rain, lounging by the pool or on the beach.
“The Xperia™ go is the ideal smartphone for the everyday user looking for a device that can keep up with their lifestyle regardless of whether it rains or shines,” said Peter Farmer, VP Marketing for Sony Mobile Communications. “This phone has the highest level of dust and water resistance in its category and we feel many consumers will appreciate its durability and uncompromised performance.1”
This powerful device conceals its rugged nature in a slim and attractive design, and, at only 9.8mm thick, users can enjoy its lightweight feel and easily transport it in a pocket or bag among keys, change and other items with reduced susceptibility to marks or scratches. The Xperia™ go’s sleek and stylish design means durable no longer has to look bulky and ruggedized.
The Xperia™ go has a 3.5-inch display that provides a visually brilliant viewing experience with razor-sharp clarity and brightness. The 5-megapixel fast capture camera, quick launch feature, and 720p HD video recording capabilities help to catch life’s unexpected moments in crystal clear quality.
Providing premium entertainment, the Xperia™ go will come preloaded with Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited apps from Sony Entertainment Network. Consumers can access Hollywood blockbusters, TV series and millions of music tracks. With so much entertainment to be enjoyed, this device comes with up to 8GB internal memory and the option to add up to 32GB external (microSD™) memory. As an added benefit, simply sign-up or access Box** from your Xperia™ go to grab 50GB of file storage from the cloud – free, for life!
Key Features for Xperia™ go:
3.5” Reality display powered 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 screen control
Highest level of dust and water resistance in a smartphone (IP67 rating)1, 2
1 GHz dual core processor gives consumers super-fast performance
Launching on Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Available in black and white through Fido
Available unlocked in a limited edition yellow exclusively at Sony Stores across Canada