There are not many waterproof smartphone on the market, and Motorola’s DEFY series is probably the most well-known ones. Now, Sony joins the troop, introducing the Xperia go like telling the world durable phones don’t always look bulky and ruggedized. While getting the same IP67 rating for highest level water and dust resitance as the DEFY, the Xperia go is just more stylish and sleek. The phone gets scratch resistant mineral glass displays with wet finger tracking as well.
The new Xperia is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor with 512MB of RAM. It features a 3.5-inch 480×320 Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine and a 5 Megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash and 720p HD video recording. The waterproof handset supports Bluetooth, WiFi with Mobile Hotspot function, aGPS/GPS and DLNA for wireless media streaming. It comes with 8GB internal storage and supports microSD cards up to 32GB. Bad news is it will be launching Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and good news is it will receive future update to Android 4.0.
The Xperia go works on tri-band UMTS HSPA 3G and quad-band GSM/EDGE mobile networks. It will be available in black, white and yellow in Q3 2012.