The Sony Xperia acro S is one of the most intriguing Android handsets to be released this summer in Japan market, as it’s set to bring the best of two worlds: high-end hardware and extra protection for rough use. The ruggedized 4.3-incher has finally got some official availability details, and will launch in Taiwan and Hong Kong in August. According to the official Sony Taiwan store, the acro S will cost only 17,900 TWD (US$550, contract free), it’s clearly a good deal if you live in Asia. As for the product launch event in Taiwan, Sony has provided bikini girls to promote and test out the water resistant on Xperia acro S …
There’s no word on the phone becoming available outside Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan, but it’s safe to assume that the device will soon to be up for sale in other European countries, as well as China in September. The acro S might not be available in U.S. market, Sony did state a while back that the phone wasn’t “currently planned to come to the US”. Also, Xperia acro HD (for NTT docomo), which has the same durability and water resistance features as Xperia acro S, has been the best selling water resistant smartphone in Japan since its launch in March.
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