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Sony Ericsson announces its first Android Walkman phone, the W8

21 April, 2011 | Read the news | Post your comment
Sony Ericsson announces its first Android Walkman phone, the W8 - read the full textSony Ericsson has just announced its first phone from the Walkman series to run Android (or the other way around). By the looks of it, the W8 is an XPERIA X8, but with a bit of fancy colors and a WALKMAN logo. Just like its brother, the X8, the Sony Ericsson W8 sports a 3-inch capacitive...


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This is a FANTASTIC phone for those people who aren't looking for a "Always-Online" smartphone.

Hopefully carriers will sell this phone at a low price and non-data plans. Then casual mobile users can make use of the walkman-features, android market (on wifi) and not have to pay for data plans.

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  • 2011-04-24 06:12
  • 9xEg

hello Sony .i am static using a Sony mobile .i like the phone .but I said one Q.the android ,,2.3 is come in the market .than why lance 2.1

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  • 2011-04-23 18:15
  • U@${

please upgrade u x8 to at least android 2.2.....then d others will buy 2.1 is outdated.....

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  • 2011-04-23 14:04
  • tV46

SE W8 update to android 2.2(froyo) and 2.3(gingerbird). i'm so happy

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  • 2011-04-23 13:52
  • Mfx6

why would anyone want to buy an android 2.1 phone?

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  • 2011-04-23 12:23
  • w0PK

> In reply to Talkonly @ 2011-04-23 01:54 from PS69 - click to readI think it is impossible after gingerbread they upgrade android os to coca-cola. But android soda could be possible though.

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  • 2011-04-23 10:21
  • txjn

I really think that SE had a whole alot of x8's that didn't sale so they just reused them to not waste money.Now the xperia mini 2 and the mini pro 2 would have been a whole lot better!!!

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  • 2011-04-23 08:13
  • RbqD

whether i shud buy or not..!!??

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  • 2011-04-23 06:51
  • t}NF

I'm glad that our country is one of the first countries to have this phone...(i don't want it, i'm just happy that our country is mentioned..LOL.. XD)

Hey Sony Ericsson! any new cyber-shot.? the C901 is soooooooooooo old and it needs a successor... my K850i wants a new Grandson... LOL.. XD

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  • 2011-04-23 06:12
  • t7Xi

aww man, SE makes a duplicate of X8... there is no difference about X8 and W8

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  • 2011-04-23 04:48
  • sEGd

i agree! Sonyericsson can compete with other manufacturers. They are not a major player anymore! It is only a cheat will add one thing to an already existing phone, rebrand it and push it into the market for your idiots to buy! U've failed! And you'll never get a cent from me!

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  • 2011-04-23 03:22
  • ftVi

I don't know about Indian user but most East Asian and South-East Asian user doesn't care about updating to froyo or gingerbread or soda or coca-cola. For me (I'm malaysian) android 2.1 better enough to make most of the task. Also mobile internet is pretty expensive here.

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  • 2011-04-23 01:54
  • PS69

People who think x8 and w8 are the same device..i must tell you they are not.The differences are many like--
1.x8 has x before 8 and w8 has w before 8.
2.w8 will come in more different back covers (hopefully)
3.w8 will have the walkman logo(that's right folks)

See ,w8 is a totally new device...a new era of walkman device..Lol.Disappointed to be honest...!

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  • 2011-04-22 22:59
  • uvfe

se doing dis for marketing purpose.. cause there is many se fans out there which is using walkman series especially asian which is much outdated. when this lunch.. many will @.@ and grab one sick old spec device..

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  • 2011-04-22 21:20
  • veM2

Emmm..that i waiting sooo long..the Walkman after zylo and Yendo..but what i hate is..WHERE THE CRYSTAL CLEAR SOUND EXPERIENCE and Stereo Speaker like on W995 the equilizer,no way walkman...

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  • 2011-04-22 18:56
  • PS6t

SE is out of pace with its competitors and failed to understand requirements of market. very soon will be dis-appeared from the market.

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  • 2011-04-22 17:06
  • uty9

is this some kind of a joke ?
what is the fu***** differences between this " new device " and X8 ?!?
after the new phones neo , arc and play , it make sense to create something cheaper with mid range features but what happens is they didn't even update the OS or improve the screen size or give us a better camera and instead they give us the outstanding uncomparable unbelievable and never seen before feature " ladies and gentlemen let me introduce to you 2006 invention ...... walkman " !!!! ( what a gimmick ). i was palning to buy neo but it turned out to be so expensive by comparison to nokia and samsung . so i think i'm going to get c7 or n8 or galaxy sl .

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  • 2011-04-22 14:49
  • fs67

The problem is SE never think of the entire picture... this is a music phone but no stereo speakers, why? It looks nice, but SE phones always seem to be missing 1 or 2 things...

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  • 2011-04-22 14:13
  • 3JcK

it is very unfortunate that SE is duplicating their phones. And the worst part is they will price it at higher level which is not worth it...

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  • 2011-04-22 13:43
  • 95ag

amazing phone i love how the nusic sounds . completely makes me forget im going bold.

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  • 2011-04-22 13:26
  • 3AxW

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