Best upcoming smartphones in 2011

The best smartphones launching in 2011

Half of 2011 may have already passed us by, but despite a wealth of new smartphones already hitting the shelves, there is no signs of the mobile world slowing down. Plenty more smartphones are set to launch later this year, most of them including dual-core processors and large, high-resolution screens. Some, like the Samsung Galaxy Note offer something new, while others like HTC's Sensation XE and the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Ray are a refresh or refinement of current models. Perhaps the most anticipated is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first smartphone to run the 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" version of Google's mobile operating system. Motorola has also brought back the iconic RAZR and this time it's thinner than ever.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Active

If you live an active lifestyle and need a phone to match, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Active will definitely interest you: it's the company's first dust proof and water resistant Android smartphone.

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  • 27th June, 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • Sony Ericsson
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  • Pros:
  • Dust proof and water resistant
  • Wet finger tracking
  • Generous with bundled accessories
  • Cons:
  • Small screen
  • Rather chunky at 16.5mm
  • No Australian availability announced


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