Sony Ericsson Active aims for the outdoor type

Sony Ericsson just announced a new phone that’s made for all you active individuals and its fittingly called the Xperia Active. This phone is the company’s attempt to bring you a personalized device to fit your needs and it runs on the latest version of Android just for the hell of it.

This device takes a simplistic approach at the market by bringing minimal specs in conjunction with some useful hardware and software. The device has a 3-inch reality display that has a very low resolution at 320 x 480 pixels. The camera on this phone has a 5 megapixels sensor and can record on the go videos at 720p with an LED flash available for extra lighting.

Aside from running Gingerbread, this phone comes with some software Sony Ericsson packed in to assist you in your active life. The phone has an ANT+ sensor and that gives the phone a heart rate and pulse monitoring capabilities. iMapMyFitness app can monitors your daily workout, so you can keep track of how you’re doing with your workouts. The Compass, Barometer, and GPS allow you to use the included software to set your workout route and stick to it.

This phone is certainly something to think about when you’re shopping for a new device. It takes out all the unnecessary features and only keeps what you really need to enhance your workout life. Looking at this phone, the inclusion of a water resistant and dust proof body is very smart so you don’t have to worry about your phone when you’re going through all kinds of terrain. This is a good attempt by Sony Ericsson to bring a device for a market that’s generally forgotten.

Press release after the break

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