Sony Ericsson W8, The First Android Walkman Phone

By: Infocellular
The Sony Ericsson W8 is a Walkman phone on Android. Sony Ericsson has obviously decided to try and continue its Walkman lineup years after the Walkman series walked their walk. The Soner W8 was announced on the company's Indonesian website leaving some doubt over its global availability, but even if it reaches the North American market don't expect any technological revolutions.

The handset carries the design accents of an XPERIA X8 save for the addition of fresh colors. The W8 has a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen with resolution of 320 x 480. A 3.2-megapixel camera with no flash will serve your photography needs, but the W8 aims to bring the focus on music so we expect to see above average speakers in the handset.

The W8 will run Android 2.1, which is a bit unfortunate, as most Droids on the market are now running Froyo or even Gingerbread. Nevertheless, this is the first Walkman phone to run the Google mobile OS, which will be covered by the Timescape UI.

The Sony Ericsson W8 will be available in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam starting from Q2 2011 in a choice of colors - Azure Blue, Metallic Red, and Iconic Orange. Pricing is yet unknown, though.

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