Android-based Sony Ericsson X8 announced

June 16, 2010
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Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

Today Sony Ericsson announced its new Android-powered X8 smartphone. The device is a lower cost and spec handset than the X10, Sony Ericsson’s first Android smartphone, and as such features a 600MHz processor and 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera.

The X8 also offers user the same “four corner” interface found on Sony Ericsson’s X10 mini and X10 mini pro. Of course you’ll also fine Timescape and Mediascape on the X8.

Sony Ericsson says that the device was designed to work with the Android 1.6 OS, but that certain builds of the phone for specific carriers might come with Android 2.1. Might, mind you.

Sony Ericsson says that the phone will be available for sale in the third quarter in select markets. Available color schemes are white, darkblue and white, aqua blue and white, pink and white, and silver and white.

You’ll find the spec sheet and additional photos after the jump.

Camera 3.2 MP camera
Direct picture upload to Facebook(TM)
Geo tagging
Sony Ericsson Album application
Video recording
Music Bluetooth(TM) stereo (A2DP)
PlayNow(TM)
Sony Ericsson Music Player
TrackID(TM)
Web Bookmarks
Pan and zoom
WebKit web browser
Communication Facebook(TM) application
Sony Ericsson Timescape(TM)
Messaging  Push email
Instant messaging
Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync® support with Dataviz(TM) RoadSync(TM)
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Text messaging (SMS)
Design Auto rotate
Picture wallpaper
Capacitive touchscreen
Entertainment  Infinite button
Sony Ericsson FM radio
Video streaming
Video viewing
Organiser  Calendar
Flight mode
Phone book with dialer
Sony Ericsson Home with Widget
Notes
Location-based services  A-GPS
Google Maps(TM)
Wisepilot(TM) turn-by-turn navigation* (free trial version)*The service may not be available in every market. For more information, go to www.sonyericsson.wisepilot.com
Connectivity 3.5 mm audio jack
Bluetooth(TM) technology
Micro USB connector
NeoReader® barcode scanning app
Sony Ericsson Sync
USB mass storage
USB support
Wi-Fi(TM)
Google(TM) services  Android Market(TM) Client
Gmail(TM)
Google Calendar(TM)
Google LatitudeTM
Google Maps(TM) with Street View
Google search widget
Google Talk(TM)
YouTube(TM)
Screen  16,777,216 colour TFT touchscreen
Capacitive touchscreen
3- inches
320 x 480 pixels (HVGA)
Scratch-resistant (min. pencil hardness 6H)
Accessories In-Box:

  • XPERIA(TM) X8
  • Battery 1200mAh
  • Stereo portable handsfree
  • 2 GB microSD(TM) card
  • Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer
  • User documentation

Optional:

  • Hi-Fi Wireless Headset with FM Radio MW600
  • Portable Stereo Speakers MS450
  • Hi-Fi Headset with Remote MH810
Facts 1)2) Size: 99 x 54 x 15 mm
Weight: 104gPhone memory: Up to 128 MB

Memory card support: microSD(TM) up to 16GB

Memory card included: 2 GB

Operating system: Google(TM) Android Donut, version 1.6
Processor: 600MHz

Availability and versions NetworksUMTS HSPA 900/2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

UMTS HSPA 800/1900/2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

Available in selected markets from Q3 2010

Colour White
Dark Blue/White
Aqua Blue/White
Pink/White
Silver/White

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