Fido launches Sony Xperia go

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Nov 152012

Sony Xperia goAs promised, the IP67-certified Sony Xperia go [specifications] is now available in Canada. The rugged dust and waterproof mid-level Android smartphone is carried by Fido.

For something that’s such a vital part of life, most smartphones can’t handle life’s little bumps. Now there’s an Android smartphone you never have to worry about. Xperia go is a dust-proof, water-resistant phone. Sure, you can take it on a hike through the rainforest. But it’s made for less dramatic challenges. Like a drop into the flour while you’re baking, a “surprise” dive into the fishbowl and whatever else daily life has in store.

Fido is offering the Sony Xperia go in black or white for free with a two-year contract or CA$300 with no term.

If a livelier colour is your thing, Sony Stores (including their online one) are carrying an unlocked version of the Xperia go in yellow. It sells for CA$299.99.

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Water resistant Sony Xperia go coming to Canada in November

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Oct 242012

Sony Xperia goSony Mobile Communications today announced that the water resistant Sony Xperia go was coming to Canada in November. With its IP67 rating, it can survive being immersed for up to 30 minutes in up to 1 meter of water and is dust-proof.

“The Xperia go is the ideal smartphone for the everyday user looking for a device that can keep up with their lifestyle regardless of whether it rains or shines,” said Peter Farmer, VP Marketing for Sony Mobile Communications. “This phone has the highest level of dust and water resistance in its category and we feel many consumers will appreciate its durability and uncompromised performance.”

Sony Xperia go specifications:

  • Processor: 1GHz dual-core NovaThor U8500
  • Operating system: Google Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Cellular connectivity: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band UMTS/HSPA
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA
  • Display: 3.5-inch HVGA (320×480) with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • Input: Capacitive multitouch with “Wet finger tracking”
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Storage: 8GB onboard and microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 5MP AF with LED flash and 720 HD video capture
  • Front-facing camera: None
  • Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack, micro-USB
  • Battery: 1,305mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 111 x 60.3 x 9.8 millimeters / 110 grams
  • Other: Dust and water protected (IP67 certification), Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited

The Sony Xperia go will come preloaded with Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited apps from Sony Entertainment Network. Sony also offers up 50GB of cloud storage through Box completely free.

The Sony Xperia go will be available through Fido and exclusively at Sony Stores in a limited edition yellow starting in November. Pricing and specific availability details were not revealed.

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Sony Mobile launches water resistant Xperia go and Xperia acro S

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May 302012

Sony Mobile today announced two new water resistant smartphones, the Xperia go (to be known as the Xperia advance in the U.S.) and Xperia acro S. Both come with extra durability and water resistance with scratch resistant mineral glass displays and protection against dust and water immersion that meets industry standard IP ratings (International Protection).

Industry research demonstrates that consumers consider durability and water resistance as important features when purchasing a smartphone. For example, a study conducted in Japan by Mobile Marketing Data Labo highlighted water resistance in the top three most important features for smartphone buyers. In a recent poll on Sony Mobile’s Facebook community more than a third of participants stated durability as the most important feature when choosing a smartphone.

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