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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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I am just hope there's manual equalizer preset in Walkman phone W8.

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  • 2011-04-22 13:23
  • uEDg

Looks like mini. only theme and pannel change

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  • 2011-04-22 12:13
  • vG0$

I thought that Yando was first Walkman with Android OS

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  • 2011-04-22 12:08
  • 0xWp

@abhi..the target market is on developed countries like singapore and taiwan and newly industrialized countries like philippinesL:),malaysia,thailand and vietnam..not in underdeveloped countries

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  • 2011-04-22 11:05
  • t75e

ahhh..... i want to buy it so badly....

doesnt mind with eclair :p

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  • 2011-04-22 09:17
  • sEEQ

This is better for the people who r intersting on x8 bcoz its walkman phone but iam fully unsatisfied with sony being a big fan of sony. My be sony will announce better walkman phone shortly. Waiting for new phone sony please come back soon.

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  • 2011-04-22 07:38
  • 7qA6

SE is crazy. how do they expect to sell a phone with android 2.1, when most of the phones releasing are android 2.3. It should have at least froyo. This phone can never sell, even if there is a Walkman logo.

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  • 2011-04-22 07:32
  • vI7}

damn SE!! you broke my heart..i really got excited when i read the news about new generation of walkman phone using android..but, how come they only put a small '168 ram' and outdated eclair! At least, give 256/512 ram and froyo.. pathetic!

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  • 2011-04-22 06:25
  • wrrr

wow.. I hope se would make android handsets with a candybar form factor

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  • 2011-04-22 06:07
  • P@1G

Love the overall specification... not the TOP end one but hope it suits the Price range... WALKMAN LOVER :)

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  • 2011-04-22 05:56
  • 2SL0

They should have done this an year back, not now.......Also they wont compromise with its price. it will be more than 14000 INR. Whom they are cheating ????

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  • 2011-04-22 05:32
  • vGWe

Sony must have problem selling X8... that's why they "repackage" it into Walkman phone! The problem is people in asia also realize that... priced lower than X8 + decent headset, it might still sell...

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  • 2011-04-22 04:51
  • TRUq

Upps....se did it again
Still 2.1 where and why r u going se?

Atleast it must be with 2.2 or 2.3

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  • 2011-04-22 04:41
  • TL5H

> In reply to Cambodia @ 2011-04-22 04:33 from u0wZ - click to readyeah cos obviously this phone is a high end phone

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  • 2011-04-22 04:36
  • wrx8

Good for Kids , so poor inside , Sony Ericsson develop very slow, that's why Sony Ericsson stay far behind Apple . good luck

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  • 2011-04-22 04:33
  • u0wZ

So it's basically a LG GT540 with a capacitive screen and fancier exterior, what's the point?

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  • 2011-04-22 03:43
  • 0F4M

Ilike the sony ericsson "wait!" Hope it doesn't get delayed.

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  • 2011-04-22 03:01
  • t7XH

Also there should be more ram because the X8 slows down too much and task killer says 28mb of ram left!!!!!

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  • 2011-04-22 02:46
  • HCHZ

I was hoping they would do a Walkman version of the X8 but with a 3.2mp camera with flash and auto focus. Then a louder speaker built in, and of course the Walkman music player. Thats it!!! Make me one SE and I'll buy it!!!

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  • 2011-04-22 02:46
  • HCHZ

... Vivaz form-factor would have been much sexier for a Walkman than the X8. Also, SE what's with all the plastic these days?! You used to be the innovator making slim phones with classy looking metal parts. Now every phone has to have a silly curve at the back.

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  • 2011-04-22 01:52
  • nGG4

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