Waterproof camera phones from Sony

New rugged phones from Sony are “made to resist life’s challenges without compromising on design or functionality,” the company says.

The 5-megapixel “fast capture” camera in the Xperia go “goes from sleep to snap in just over a second,” Sony says. The phone has a scratch resistant, mineral-glass 3.5-inch display with wet-finger-tracking — it will read a touch even underwater — and the highest level of dust and water resistance in a smartphone, Sony claims. It’s dual-core 1GHz processor runs the Android OS.

The Xperia acro S ups the specs with a 12-megapixel camera with a dedicated shutter button, and a higher-resolution 4.3-inch screen.

The phones are due in the third quarter of 2012.

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