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Sony W8 the first Walkman Android Phone

|April 21 2011 |Android Phones, Product Launch, Sony Ericsson

Sony announced the world's first walkman android phone in Indonesia today. W8 is a 3.0 inch capacitive touch-screen android handset. Strangely, Sony chooses to use Android 2.1 Eclair edition for this handset. These are the days when even Froyo is considered obselete! Anyway, coming to the looks W8 follows the same design as that of X8. W8 comes in three different interesting colours: Azure Blue, Metallic Red and Iconic Orange. Powered by 600 Mhz, 128 MB RAM and sports a 3.2 mega pixels camera on the back. The phone will be launched in the Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Phillipines and India (yay!). We can expect W8 to hit the markets by Q2 2011 - that is by the end of June 2011 (!). Price is not officially announced yet. But we can expect a price tag of somewhere between Rs. 10,000 - Rs. 12,000 in India!

It's becoming a trend for Sony to combine the strengths across different product lines such as Playstation, PSP, Walkman, Television Display (Bravia), Camera (exMor) into the mobile phones..! It's a easy and smart move for them...they are leveraging their innovations to the core



Sony W8 Walkman Mobile Specifications:
* Network : Quad band GSM 3G HSDPA
* OS : Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)
* CPU : 600 MHz processor
* Dimensions : 99.0 x 54.0 x 15.0 mm
* Weight : 104 gm
* Display : 3-inch capacitive touchscreen, 320 x 480 pixels
* Scratch-resistant surface
* Timescape User Interface
* 3.5mm audio-jack
* Phone memory up to 128MB
* Expandable memory microSD, up to 16GB
* 3G : HSDPA 7.2 Mbps , HSUPA 2 Mbps
* Wireless LAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
* Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
* microUSB v2.0
* Camera : 3.2 mega-pixel ,Geo-tagging , Video recording
* Messaging : Google Mail ,Instant messaging,Conversations,Email,Predictive text input (Fast and easy text messaging) ,SMS long (Text Messaging up to 9600 characters),Picture messaging (MMS)
* Stereo FM radio with RDS
* Colors : Azure, Orange, Red
* GPS with A-GPS support
* SNS integration
* Sensors : Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate , Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
* Digital compass
* 3D games
* Walkman player , TrackID music recognition
* Video playback : MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
* Audio Playback : MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
* Google services : Google Search, Maps, Gmail,YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
* Battery, Li-Po 1200 mAh
* Stand-by : Up to 446 hours (2G) / Up to 476 hours (3G)
* Talk time : Up to 4 hours 45 min



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