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Sony's Xperia acro S now on sale in unlocked form for $600 (updated: new pricing)

Darren Murph
September 21, 2012
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Shortly after leaping through the requisite FCC hoops, Sony's 1.5GHz Xperia acro S is now on sale to able and willing Americans. For those who've forgotten, the 4.3-inch smartphone packs a 720p panel, IP55 and IP57 dust / water resistance, inbuilt NFC, Bluetooth, a 12.1-megapixel camera around back, a battery good for up to eight hours of yapping and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). In unlocked form, it'll set you back $649.99 -- or, for the Sony faithful, just 64,999 Rewards points $600. Sadly, you can't get one stamped with a Sony Ericsson logo for the sake of nostalgia at any price. Per usual, the source link is awaiting your order.

Update: Sony's just issued official PR for the US release of the Xperia acro S with adjusted pricing. Now, the unlocked handset will be available for $50 less than previously listed.

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Sony Mobile Communications Brings a New Stylish, Durable Smartphone to the US – the Xperia™ acro S

o Stylish, sleek and durable smartphone made to resist life's challenges without compromising on design or functionality

o Easy connectivity and premium entertainment from Sony Entertainment Network anywhere, anytime

o Reality Display for razor sharp clarity and fast capture camera to go from sleep to snap in just over a second

What: Sony Mobile Communications brings the Xperia acro S to US consumers looking for premium specifications and beautiful design with extra durability and water resistance. The Xperia acro S has a scratch-resistant display to offer protection against dust and water immersion.

The Xperia acro S enables easy connectivity to share and enjoy content on a TV, smartphone, laptop or tablet. It also comes preloaded with Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited from Sony Entertainment Network giving access to Hollywood blockbusters, TV series and millions of music tracks.

The Xperia acro S has a 4.3" HD Reality Display for razor sharp clarity, full HD video recording, HD video chat, and easy HDMI TV connectivity to enjoy content on the big screen. NFC enabled, Xperia acro S can easily open applications with one touch against an Xperia SmartTag. The Xperia acro S has the highest level of water resistance of any smartphone, so you can drop it in your drink, then shake it off and carry on.

Pricing & availability:

The Xperia acro S is available now at select Sony stores and at store.sony.com. Newegg and other online retailers will also carry the Xperia acro S. For additional availability and pricing, please check with each retailer.

· MSRP $599.99 (unlocked), in black or white

Network compatibility:

The Xperia acro S is compatible with the network bands below.

· UMTS HSPA 850, 900, 1900, 2100

· GSM 850/900/1800/1900

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