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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