We were really impressed with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Active when we had a first hands on with the device last week. All that was missing was a launch date less vague than "later this month." Now it seems that at least one British retailer has the device up for pre-sale.
Play.com are listing the Active at £239.99 ($390) SIM free and unlocked with a release date of September 30.
Remember too that for the money you get similar specs to the Xperia Arc, 2.3.4 out of the box, and a phone that you can drop in your beer on a Friday night at the bar and still use to call for a taxi home.
If you've not already seen it, check out our hands on with the Xperia Active from the launch party in London.