Sony Xperia Advance now available unlocked in the U.S.
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Yet another rugged smartphone is available for purchase now in the US, this time thanks to Sony. The Android-powered Sony Xperia Advance can be bought terms-free for $299.99 a piece. It features a dual-core CPU, a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen display, a 5MP camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and 8GB of internal storage. It will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread as the default operating system but will receive an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich at some point in the future.

What Else You Need To Know

  • The Sony Xperia Advance is a U.S. variant of the international Sony Xperia Go.

Other sources

The 3.5 inch form factor of the device makes it look smallish up against today’s behemoths, but we imagine there’s still a market for this size out there somewhere. - Quentyn Kennemer, Phandroid  
While not top of the line by any means, when you consider the price and the fact that it is unlocked, it’s not a bad deal at all. - Dave LeClair, Android Community  
Phone Scoop
Sony Selling Ruggedized Xperia Advance Unlocked in U.S.  

It is being sold directly to consumers.

Android Guys
Sony Xperia advance now available unlocked in U.S.  

The Sony Xperia advance has touched down in the United States today.

Sony Xperia Advance comes to the US in unlocked form  

Sony has surprised us with a quick announcement that the Sony Xperia Advance is now available in the United States.

Sony Xperia Advance comes to the US in unlocked form  

You’ll have to grab this thing in unlocked form.

Android Community
Sony brings Xperia advance to the US unlocked with no contract  

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Sony Xperia advance now available in the U.S. in unlocked form  

Sony today continued is effort to offer unlocked Xperia smartphones in the U.S.

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Mobile Magazine
Sony Xperia Advance comes to US unlocked for $50 less than the LG Nexus 4  

The Sony Xperia Advance might not be a powerhouse, but it’s not a total weakling either.

Sony Xperia Advance now available in the US, costs around $250 unlocked  

Like it promised back in August, Sony has made the Xperia Advance available in the US in unlocked form.

Dialed In
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