Sony Ericsson has launched its first Walkman™ phone with smartphone capabilities in India codename Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman™. The Phone is also known by the name of Sony Ericsson XPERIA W8 in some part of the world.
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Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman™ combines a music phone and smart phone features.
W8 is running Eclair, Android 2.1 operating system on a 600 MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset. The phone has 128MB built-in phone memory and supports micro SD memory card expansion up to 16GB. The camera is equipped with a 3.15 MP ( 2048x1536 pixels) and supports video recording on VGA resolution at a maximum 30fps.
The phone has 3.5mm headphone jack and MH410 stereo headphones included in the box.
Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman ™ is available in 3 colors Azure, Orange, Red.
Key features at a glance
• Quad-band GSM/EDGE, HSDPA 900/2100 / HSDPA 850/1900/2100
• 3.0" capacitive TFT touchscreen of HVGA resolution, 16M colors
• Scratch-resistant screen coating
• Android OS v2.1 Eclair with custom Sony Ericsson UI, featuring Timescape
• Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz processor, 168 MB RAM
• 128 MB onboard storage, microSD card slot (up to 16GB), 2GB card included
• 3 megapixel fixed-focus camera with geotagging, VGA video @ 30fps
• Wi-Fi connectivity
• Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
• Built-in GPS receiver, digital compass
• microUSB port, charging enabled
• Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
• Excellent audio quality
• FM radio with RDS
• Accelerometer for UI auto-rotate
• Social networking integration[/box]
Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman™ is the first Android-based smartphone under Walkman™ series and available in India via Reliance GSM with a price tag of Rs.9,995.
The phone is recommended for Music lover who needs an affordable smartphone. No doubt Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman™ is an easy way of joining the Android bandwagon with a simple to use, entry-level smartphone and for coming with a pair of nice earphones out of the box delivering excellent music.