Sony Ericsson Xperia Active, the wet finger phone

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Unveiled yesterday at CommunicAsia 2011 in Singapore, the Xperia Active is a compact smartphone targeting consumers with an active lifestyle, featuring a 3″ screen, the latest Android Gingerbread 2.3, a 5 MP camera with HD video functionality, and a powerful 1 GHz processor. Dust proof and water-resistant, it also uniquely incorporates wet finger tracking, to ensure the phone works perfectly when either the screen or a user’s fingers are wet. Pre-loaded with sports apps, users can set their training route using the built-in GPS, barometer and compass. And there is on-screen heart rate and pulse monitoring, enabled by ANT+ wireless networking technology. See press release.

If all that geek data doesn’t convince you, then maybe Sharapova will

I have a Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro, which is rubbish. Stuttering and freezing up half of the time, with access to only a small part of Android apps, because of a too small screen. And with a battery that lasts maybe a day, if I don’t use it at all. They might do other good phones though, I don’t know. How ever much trouble Nokia is in at the moment, the phone that saves me when my Mini Pro is dead (or I need a decent-quality picture), is the old trusty Nokia N95 8GB.

X10 Mini Pro test video, notice the really bad sound quality (and choice, if you will)

Nokia N95 8 GB in comparison, it is as if the musicians are in the living room :-)

Phelps has an iPhone, which apparently is hard to use, if you’ve got big fingers

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