As we already know, the Sony Ericsson name is not long for this world. Before we say our last goodbyes, though, Sony Ericsson has one more extreme addition to its cadre of smartphones. The Xperia Active Billabong Edition is a partnership with the extreme sports company, and will be marketed jointly. The back of the phone features the Billabong logo, and the phone itself comes with Billabong screen savers, games, and applications. The specs are identical to the Xperia Active, running on a 1 GHz processor and Android Gingerbread. More importantly, it’s extreme, and the Xperia Active more than lives up to that title. The phone is water and dust resistant, allows for touchscreen use in wet conditions, and comes with a fitness planner. Most importantly, the Xperia Active is rugged – there are no shortage of YouTube videos of people putting the thing through all sorts of punishment. It can take a beating.
Pricing and availability for the Xperia Active Billabong Edition are currently unknown.