Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman Android Smartphone Launching in India

Sony Ericsson W8_frontSony Ericsson W8 is the first ever Walkman brand smartphone running Google Android 2.1 Eclair and sports 3.0″ capacitive touchscreen display. This Walkman Phone is powered by a 600 MHz ARM 11 processor along with an Adreno 200 GPU, part of the Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset coupled with 168 MB of in-built RAM.

Built-in storage of this device is 128 MB which can be further expanded upto 16GB with a microSD card.

Sony Ericsson W8 supports Walkman Music Player ported to Android, TrackID music recognition, and PlayNow technologies. At the back lies a 3.2 MP camera that would give mediocre quality photos along with Geo-tagging capability.

Being 3G Network compatible, Sony Ericsson W8 Android phone offers 23 hours and 40 Minutes worth of music listening time.

The phone is wirelessly connectible via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Apart from that, Sony Ericsson W8 offers Twitter and Facebook Integration in the Timescape UI.

This device is enabled with the features like External memory card slot, 3G (HSDPA-7.2 Mbps, HSUPA-2 Mbps), Universal 3.5 MM Audio Jack, microUSB port and much more.

The Walkman Phone will be available in three colours like Azure Blue, Metallic Red, and Iconic Orange and will launch in India soon.

Features

  • Size: 99*54*15 MM
  • Weight: 104 Grams
  • Screen: 3.0″ 16M color TFT
  • Resolution: 320*480 Pixels (HVGA)
  • Available colours: azure, Orange, Red
  • Memory: Phone memory up to 128 MB, microSD support up to 16 GB

Specifications

Battery

  • Talk time: 4 hours 45 Minutes-GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 4 hours 45 Minutes-UMTS/HSPA 900/2100 MHz, 4 hours 45 Minutes-UMTS/HSPA 850/1900/2100 MHz
  • Standby time: 446 hours-GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 476 hours-UMTS/HSPA 900/2100 MHz, 476 hours-UMTS/HSPA 850/1900/2100 MHz
  • Music listening time: 23 hours 40 Minutes

Camera[advt]

  • Camera – 3.2 megapixel
  • Geo-tagging
  • Picture blogging
  • Video record

Music

  • A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth profiles – MP3, AAC
  • Walkman player
  • TrackID music recognition
  • Album art
  • Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
  • PlayNow

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Web

  • Web browser – WebKit
  • Android Market
  • Google search
  • Bookmarks
  • Pan and zoom

Entertainment

  • Radio – FM radio with RDS
  • 3D games
  • Java
  • Video Clip
  • Video streaming
  • YouTube

Connectivity

  • Synchronisation – Exchange ActiveSync via RoadSync client
  • Google Maps – with Street View
  • Google Maps
  • ANT+ technology
  • Google Latitude
  • Synchronization via Sony Ericsson Sync
  • Synchronization via Google Sync
  • Synchronization via Facebook
  • Micro USB support
  • 3.5 MM audio jack
  • aGPS
  • Bluetooth technology
  • USB support
  • USB mass storage
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation

Messaging

  • Googlee Mail
  • Instant messaging
  • Conversations
  • E-Mail
  • Predictive text input
  • SMS long (Text Messaging)
  • Picture messaging (MMS)

Communication

  • Twitter – Timescape integration
  • Facebook application
  • Google Talk
  • Sony Ericsson Timescape
  • Speaker phone
  • Vibrating Alert

Design

  • Four corner home screen – customisable icons
  • Keyboard – Onscreen QWERTY
  • Auto rotate
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Touchscreen

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Organiser

  • Android platform
  • Alarm clock
  • Calendar
  • Calculator
  • Flight mode
  • Infinite button
  • Notes
  • Phone book
  • Stopwatch
  • Timer

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