Sony has unveiled a pair new Android smartphones that are water resistant and ruggedized to protect from dust and drops. The new phones are called the Xperia go and the Xperia acro S. The go will be called the Xperia advance when it launches in the United States and it has a 3.5-inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 320. The smartphone also has a 1 GHz dual core processor inside.
Other features include a five-megapixel camera and IP67 dust and water resistance. That really makes the smart phone more water resistant and rugged than most others on the market. The biggest downside to the smartphone is that it runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. However, Sony promises an update to ICS is in the works. The device has 8 GB of internal storage, 1265 mA hour battery, and 512 MB of RAM.
The acro S is the better equipped of the two smartphones rocking 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 1280×1024 and 1.5 GHz dual core processor. The camera on the smartphone is 12-megapixels and Sony says it can be ready to take a photo in under a second. Smartphones PlayStation certified and can record HD video in 1080p resolution. The front camera support 720p resolution and the smartphone has a 1910 mA hour battery. The go/Advance and the acro S are set to launch in Q3 2012.