Sony Ericsson Xperia active Announced – Gingerbread, Mobile BRAVIA Engine

Sony Ericsson logoSony Ericsson announced Xperia active, in conjunction with CommunicAsia 2011 in Singapore. It is a compact smartphone targeting consumers with 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.

xperia-activeXperia 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.

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.  Additionally, Facebook inside Xperia allows consumers to share their progress and experiences with friends.

Sony Ericsson Xperia active will be available globally in selected markets from Q3 2011.

Features and Specifications

Facts

  • [advt]Operating system: Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Size: 55 x 92 x 16.5mm
  • Weight: 110.8 grams

Camera

  • 5 megapixel camera
  • 8x digital zoom
  • Auto focus
  • Aperture f/2.6
  • Face detection
  • Face recognition
  • Flash/Photo light
  • Flash/LED
  • Geo tagging
  • HD video recording (720p)
  • Image stabiliser
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Scene detection
  • Self-timer
  • Send to web
  • Smile detection
  • Touch capture
  • Touch focus
  • Video light
  • Video recording

Music

  • Album art
  • Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
  • Media player
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • PlayNow service
  • Sony Ericsson Music Player
  • TrackID music recognition
  • xLOUD

Internet

  • Android Market
  • Bookmarks
  • Google search
  • Google Voice Search
  • NeoReader barcode scanner
  • Pan & zoom
  • Web browser (WebKit)

Communication

  • Call list
  • Conference calls
  • Facebook application
  • Google Talk
  • Noise Shield
  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Skype
  • Sony Ericsson Timescape
  • Speakerphone
  • Twitter (Timescape integration)
  • Vibrating alert

Messaging

  • Conversations
  • Email
  • Google Mail
  • Instant messaging
  • Multimedia messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)

Design

  • Auto rotation
  • Four-corner Home screen
  • Keyboard (on-screen, 12 key)
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • Touch screen
  • Live wallpaper
  • Dust and water resistant
  • Wet finger tracking

Entertainment

  • 3D games
  • Health mate
  • Media browser
  • Motion gaming
  • Radio (FM radio with RDS)
  • Radio (FM)
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing
  • Walk Mate
  • YouTube

Organiser

  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Document readers
  • eCompass
  • E-Manual
  • Flight mode
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Gallery 3D
  • Infinite button
  • iMapMyFitness
  • Phonebook
  • Setup guide
  • Stopwatch
  • Tasks
  • Timer
  • Torch functionality
  • Widget manager

Connectivity

  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • aGPS
  • Bluetooth technology
  • DLNA Certified
  • Google Latitude
  • Google Maps for Mobile
  • Google Maps with Street View
  • Media Transfer Protocol support
  • Micro USB support
  • Modem
  • Native USB tethering
  • Pressure sensor
  • Synchronisation via Facebook
  • Synchronisation via Google Sync
  • Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync
  • Synchronisation with computer
  • Synchronisation via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
  • USB mass storage
  • USB High speed 2.0 support
  • USB support
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality
  • Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation

Display

  • Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • 16,777,216 colour TFT
  • Capacitive touchscreen (multi-touch) with wet finger tracking
  • 3 inches
  • 320 x 480 pixels
  • Scratch-resistant mineral glass

Memory

  • Phone memory (user-free): Up to 320MB
  • Memory card support: microSD, up to 32GB
  • Memory card included: 2GB microSD

Battery life

  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 4 hrs 53 min
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 351 hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs 31 min
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 335 hrs
  • Music listening time: Up to 25 hrs
  • Video playback time: Up to 8 hrs 30 min
  • According to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage.

Networks

  • UMTS HSPA 900, 2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • UMTS HSPA 800, 1900, 2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

In the kit

  • Xperia active
  • 1200mah removable battery
  • Sport stereo headset
  • Arm case
  • Wrist strap
  • 2GB microsd memory card
  • Exchangeable cover
  • Charger
  • Micro USB cable for charging
  • Synchronisation and file transfer, and user documentation

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