Published on June 18th,2010 at 4:46 PM
By >Akihabara News Team

Sony Ericsson announced new Xperia X8 and upgrade to X10, X10 mini, X10 mini pro

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

The new Xperia X8 comes in a dimension of 99 x 54 x 15 mm and weight of 104 g. It sports a 3-inch 320 x 480 pixels (HVGA) capacitive scratch-resistant touchscreen, 3.2 MP camera with the function of instant upload to Facebook, 2 GB microSD card, up to 128 MB of phone memory, and supports microSD up to 16GB. Running on Google Android Donut, version 1.6, it is equipped with 600MHz Qualcomm processor and is capable of Geo tagging and Wi-Fi among others.

It is announced to be available in selected markets from Q3 in the colours White, Dark Blue/ White, Aqua Blue/ White, Pink/ White, Silver/ White.

The bigger news seems to be the upgrade (in selected markets) from Q3 2010 for Xperia X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro smartphones for them to run on Android 2.1. As part of the upgrade, Xperia’s flagship model with 4-inch display, the X10 will also be getting HD video recording capability followed in Q4 by a further upgrade that will enable it to connect wirelessly to TV and display content as well as enhancements to the Timescape and Mediascape applications.

Introducing the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X8

The Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X8 is a great entertainment smartphone that extends the appeal of the Xperia™ collection to new market segments. The user interface is similar to that of the Xperia™ X10 mini, with the four-corners that give easy one hand use and can be customised for one touch access to your favourite applications. The Xperia™ X8 also includes Timescape™ for easy access to all your social networking and the infinite button for one click access to a world of content. The open Android operating system delivers great smartphone functionality and access to thousands of applications on Android Market™. Timo Maassmann, Product Marketing Manager for XperiaTM X8, said, “We are delighted to be able to bring the full experience of our XperiaTM smartphones to new consumers by delivering a fully featured device at a more accessible price point.”

The Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X8 is perfect for enjoying multimedia entertainment. Whether it’s a game from the Android Market™, the latest funny clips on YouTube™ or browsing the web, the 3-inch screen means you won’t miss a thing. Discover and download songs from PlayNow™, then listen to all your music using the 3.5mm headphone jack. If you are feeling more creative, there’s a 3.2 MP camera and video recording functionality.

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X8 – Key features

· Four corners for easy one hand use and one touch access to applications

· Customise the four corners with your favourite apps and add widgets to your homescreens

· Enjoy games, video, internet and more on the 3-inch screen

· Timescape™ shows all your communication in one place for ultimate simplicity

· Android Market™ – thousands of applications to keep you entertained

· 3.2 MP camera – snap away and upload instantly to Facebook™

The XPERIA™ X8 supports GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS HSPA 900/2100 and UMTS HSPA 800/850/1900/2100

The XPERIA™ X8 will be available in selected markets from Q3 in the colours White, Dark Blue/ White, Aqua Blue/ White, Pink/ White, Silver/ White.

Log on to The Sony Ericsson Product Blog for more information: http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/products

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The Sony Ericsson XPERIA™ X8 at a glance

Camera 3.2 MP camera

Direct picture upload to Facebook™

Geo tagging

Sony Ericsson Album application

Video recording
Music Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)

PlayNow™

Sony Ericsson Music Player

TrackID™
Web

Bookmarks

Pan and zoom

WebKit web browser
Communication

Facebook™ application

Sony Ericsson Timescape™
Messaging

Push email

Instant messaging

Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync® support with Dataviz™ RoadSync™

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™

Wisepilot™ 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™ technology

Micro USB connector

NeoReader® barcode scanning app

Sony Ericsson Sync

USB mass storage

USB support

Wi-Fi™
Google™ services

Android Market™ Client

Gmail™

Google Calendar™

Google LatitudeTM

Google Maps™ with Street View

Google search widget

Google Talk™

YouTube™
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™ X8

· Battery 1200mAh

· Stereo portable handsfree

· 2 GB microSD™ 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: 104g

Phone memory: Up to 128 MB

Memory card support: microSD™ up to 16GB

Memory card included: 2 GB

Operating system: Google™ Android Donut, version 1.6

Processor: 600MHz

Availability and versions Networks

UMTS 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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  • http://www.dvdripper.org/ blueshell

    The features of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 look gook.

  • luku

    How can I activate geotagging?

 

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