Sony Ericsson is launching in Q3 the new Xperia active compact smartphone designed for consumers with an active lifestyle. 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. It even comes with an arm case for use during a workout.
The Android-powered Xperia active features a 3-inch 320×480 Reality Display touchscreen with Mobile BRAVIA Engine; a 5 Megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, LED flash, and auto focus; FM radio with RDS, microSD card slot, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. The phone is powered by a 1Ghz processor and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. It is dust and water resistant and can be kept under 1m of water for 30 minutes.
The Xperia active supports quad-band GSM/EDGE and HSPA/UMTS 3G networks. It comes in orange band with black back cover and white band with black back cover. Sony Ericsson also packs extra items in the box to further build the consumer experience, including one extra exchangeable soft touch white back cover, detachable ear hooks for the portable handsfree active headset, wrist strap to keep the phone close at all times.