Deal: Buy a Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra, get water-resistant headphones for free

At the end of January, Sony announced that its two new Xperia XA2 phones would be officially launched in the US on February 16. However, Focus Camera, one of Sony’s authorized dealers, is already selling the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra (the largest among the two handsets), and it’s even offering a nice gift alongside it. 
If you’re buying your XA2 Ultra from Focus Camera, you’ll be receiving a free pair of Sony MDR-XB510AS in-ear headphones. Normally priced at $59, these headphones feature extra bass, and are water-resistant – which means you can wear them when working …


HTC U11 Plus to be water-resistant, Edge Sense and Boom Sound also on board


In the last several days, we’ve heard a lot about the
unannounced HTC U11 Plus, a new smartphone that will likely be officially
unveiled on November 2 (possibly marketed as U11+). In addition to what we
already knew about the HTC U11 Plus, we’re now hearing that the handset will be
dust- and water-resistant, thanks to an IP68-certified body. The info was shared
today on Twitter by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), who is almost always right when
it comes to leaks.   

 

With an IP68 certification, the U11 Plus will be more
water-resistant than the already launched HTC U11 (IP67). …

Meet the BlackBerry Motion (Krypton), possibly the first water-resistant BlackBerry phone


A few months back, it’s been confirmed that a full-touch, water-resistant BlackBerry smartphone would be unveiled this October. We
assumed that said handset would be the rumored BlackBerry Krypton, which
recently received several certifications (including from the FCC) on its way to
market. Now, it appears that we can take a proper look at the Krypton for the
very first time, thanks to an image revealed by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks). There’s
a catch, though: Evan Blass says the handset is actually called BlackBerry
Motion, so Krypton must have been just a codename.  

 

As previously …

Sony says you shouldn't use the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact underwater, despite them being water-resistant

Earlier today, Sony announced two new high-end, dust- and water-resistant phones: Xperia XZ1 (pictured above) and Xperia XZ1 Compact. Even though both handsets are IP68-certified (which normally means they should survive underwater for 30 minutes at depths of up to 1.5 meters), Sony says you “should not put” any of the two phones “completely underwater.”

Here’s exactly what Sony states about the water resistance of the Xperia XZ1 in a footnote on its official website (also valid for the Compact):

“Xperia XZ1 is water resistant and protected against …

A water-resistant BlackBerry phone is coming this October to lure iPhone and Galaxy users away

Not long after hearing that two new BlackBerry smartphones were in the making, we can now confirm that at least one of them is coming soon.

Engadget has it that an all-touch, keyboard-less BlackBerry handset will be released sometime in October. This will be a dust- and water-resistant device (IP67-certified), in a first for a BlackBerry phone. The news comes from François Mahieu, Global General Manager at TCL – the company that’s now manufacturing BlackBerry-branded phones (in collaboration with BlackBerry itself, which takes care of the software side).

The idea behind this new …