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)
Sony Ericsson Album application
|Music||Bluetooth(TM) stereo (A2DP)
Sony Ericsson Music Player
Pan and zoom
WebKit web browser
Sony Ericsson Timescape(TM)
Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync® support with Dataviz(TM) RoadSync(TM)
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Text messaging (SMS)
Sony Ericsson FM radio
Phone book with dialer
Sony Ericsson Home with Widget
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
Micro USB connector
NeoReader® barcode scanning app
Sony Ericsson Sync
USB mass storage
|Google(TM) services||Android Market(TM) Client
Google Maps(TM) with Street View
Google search widget
|Screen||16,777,216 colour TFT touchscreen
320 x 480 pixels (HVGA)
Scratch-resistant (min. pencil hardness 6H)
|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
|Availability and versions||NetworksUMTS HSPA 900/2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS HSPA 800/1900/2100
Available in selected markets from Q3 2010