Sony's underwater Xperia Aquatech Store will be the first of its kind to sell smartphones and tablets
posted by Florin T. / Oct 27, 2014, 5:53 PM
Sony was the first to launch high-end smartphones and tablets that were water-resistant, starting with the Xperia Z and Xperia Tablet Z from early 2013. The company’s latest Xperia flagships - Z3, Z3 Compact, and Z3 Tablet Compact - pushed things further by offering the highest waterproof rating (IP 68) among similar products. Basically, high-end Xperias have become synonymous with water-resistance. That’s why Sony is getting ready to open what looks to be the first underwater store to sell smartphones and tablets.
According to Arabian Gazette and The National, Sony recently announced that the store - which is located off the coast of Dubai (the most famous city in the United Arab Emirates) - is called Xperia Aquatech Store. It will open on December 3, allowing select Sony customers and members of the press to check out Sony products four meter below the sea surface. At the moment, there aren’t too man details about the store, but it’s said that trained divers will be ready to escort guests - who should “be able to stand on the seabed and breathe perfectly normally” while inside the store.
It’s not clear if the image seen above is a real one, or just a mock up used for promotional purposes. Anyway, we’ll find out more about this intriguing underwater Xperia store in December.
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That is pretty awesome. Good job Sony for thinking of an unique way to promote the waterproofing.
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 6:23 PM 11
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Good job I'm from Saudi Arabia, and I have xperia Z3, Z2 and galaxy note3 Waiting.... For xperia z4
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 6:50 PM 4
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Nobody asked you where you are from. Stupid comments are irritating
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 8:23 PM 0
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is it ok to use XPERIA'S z series in salt water? anyone?
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 8:30 PM 0
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No.... is not ok" just fresh water.
posted on Oct 27, 2014, 8:51 PM 0
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Yes you can. Just make sure the flaps are perfectly closed. I have used the z2 alot in salt water as well as fresh water. Works flawless. You can also receive calls if you are able to talk underwater.....
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 1:37 AM 2
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it's ok, but not recommended, cause salt water can corrode metals faster, so if you want to take a plunge together with your xperia, you should rinse it with fresh water thoroughly afterwards... or your headphone jack will be the first to get damaged. :)
posted on Oct 28, 2014, 1:31 AM 2
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