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Phones that aren't afraid of water

Updated 2:46 PM ET, Mon March 4, 2013
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Sony's Xperia Z smartphone, pictured, and Xperia Tablet Z have received a lot of attention for being water-resistant. But Sony isn't the only manufacturer seeking to make electronics more durable. Here are some other options: Courtesy Sony
Japanese electronics firm Fujitsu relies on waterproof seals to keep its tablets dry. Dylan Reynolds/CNN
Panasonic's Eluga Power smartphone is among the new breed of waterproof devices. Dylan Reynolds/CNN
A low-tech solution to waterproofing: Phones are placed in airtight cases made by DiCAPac before being dunked. Dylan Reynolds/CNN
To prove their seaworthiness -- or just attract attention -- Fujitsu phones and tablets sit submerged in a fish tank at this tech trade show. Dylan Reynolds
An iPhone waterproofed using a substance called Liquipel is submerged at the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Dylan Reynolds/CNN
Chinese manufacturer Huawei dunks its Ascend D2 in a bowl of clear liquid at the 2013 Mobile World Congress in February. Lluis Gene/Getty Images/File
P2i says its invisible, liquid-repellent nano-coating makes phones such as Alcatel's One Touch 997 impervious to water. P2i
Kyocera says its Hydro phone can withstand being in up to 3 feet of water for 30 minutes. Kyocera
Sony says its Xperia Z phone can withstand being submerged in roughly 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/File