Unlocked Sony Ericsson Xperia Active goes on sale in U.S.

The handset maker continues to push into the United States with an unlocked Android smartphone built for the active set.

Sony Ericsson offers yet another unlocked Android smartphone to U.S. consumers. Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson brought another unlocked Android smartphone to U.S. consumers this week with the release of the Xperia Active .

Features include Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, a 5-megapixel camera, and a scratch-resistant 3-inch display capable of tracking wet finger touches. What's more, the Xperia Active can also withstand tough weather and climate conditions including a dunking in 3 feet of water for a half hour.

Additional details cater to outdoors enthusiasts or people with active lifestyles. For example, the device offers an onscreen heart rate/pulse monitor and comes with a "Gear Kit" that features a stereo headset with attachable ear hooks and an arm case and wrist strap.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Active retails for $369.99 at Newegg.com and other online outlets and comes in two color options. U.S. carriers supported by the phone are AT&T and T-Mobile, whereas our friends to the north can use the Xperia Active on Rogers and Fido.

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