Last month, mobile phone maker Sony Ericsson announced the release of two new handsets running under Google's Android operating system, the Xperia active and Xperia ray, and the former is now available for pre-order in the UK via various retailers in the country.
The smartphone can be seen on Play.com here, with a price tag of £229.99 attached to it, and with a possible release date set for September 9th.
Those who would like to make sure that the new device will be in their hands too when made available for purchase in September should head over to the retailer to reserve one unit in advance.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia active comes with a compact and rugged form factor, while running under Google's latest operating system flavor, Gingerbread.
The mobile phone comes with a fast 1GHz application processor inside, is waterproof, and can easily prove a great option for all those who live an active lifestyle.
“With a 3" screen and running the latest Android platform for smartphones (Gingerbread 2.3), the phone packs Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, a 5mp camera with HD video functionality, and a powerful 1Ghz processor,” the retailer notes.
“Xperia active is dust proof and water resistant and uniquely incorporates wet finger tracking, to ensure the phone works perfectly when either the screen or a user's fingers are wet.”
It would also deliver support for a wide range of Google Mobile services, as well as for applications available for download via the Android Market.
Moreover, the mobile phone was loaded with sports apps to offer users the possibility 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,” the company continues.
At the same time, the new handset comes with Facebook inside Xperia, so that users can also stay connected at all times with their friends over the social networking site.
Sony Ericsson Xperia active Now on Pre-Order in the UK