When Sony announced the water-resistant Xperia Go at the end of May we have been told that the phone will reach the US market under the Xperia Advance moniker. It is now available in yellow, white, and black and it goes for $246.76 after a discount from $349.99, unlocked.
As a reminder, the specs are rather modest: there’s a dual-core 1GHz processor with a 512MB of RAM, a five-megapixel main camera, 3.5-inch HVGA display powered by Sony’s BRAVIA engine, 8GB of external storage, with expansion available via microSD, and is powered by a 1350mAh battery. Unfortunately, the huge turn-off is that the phone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It should be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich sometime in the future, but even that is now two Android versions old.