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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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With PowerAmp, X8's sound already beat Walkman

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  • 2011-04-21 17:07
  • PBRB

After releasing the New Xperia line which all have the latest version of Android...then suddenly, SE comes out with this?
WTF SE...WTF are you thinking.

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  • 2011-04-21 16:42
  • t7JG

lol did someone said better wait for SGS2? Comparing Corolla to Rolls Royce? Plain stupid.

X8 reloaded. Ugh at least give us more RAM or Froyo, SE. Hope priced below Galaxy Mini, the color combo and the UI is very sexy, though.

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  • 2011-04-21 16:38
  • U}}x

Those who r criticizing this phone don't seem to get that it's been targeted at under developed and developing countries. It's fairly a low end handset and quite enough specced for it's targeted market.

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  • 2011-04-21 16:34
  • TL5H

Hmm... so if i have the x8 and want a w8, all i need to do is buy the headphone is it...

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  • 2011-04-21 16:24
  • mpwJ

I was expecting a better Walkman phone than this thing.

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  • 2011-04-21 16:20
  • P9W5

i prefer X8. sony ericson will have bad 2011 year, market decrease , apple #1 Nokia #2 Samsung #3 and lg#4 Motorola #5 sony ericson #6 and Rim or blackberry #7 and other to the infinite i bought my satio and have an N8 it is a powerful phone really.

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  • 2011-04-21 16:09
  • IaHj

It's just X8, they just changed how it looked outside and tadaa... W8! Seriously, Sony?

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  • 2011-04-21 15:57
  • t7JK

> In reply to ThorFolklore @ 2011-04-21 13:28 from tZkZ - click to readHaha. I doubt if it will have an Android OS upgrade. It will be stuck at 2.1! SE predicts that if it will have Gingerbread OS, developers will port it to Xperia X8!
It's just an Xperia X8 with a different name. Same face, same hardware, same specs. Shame.

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  • 2011-04-21 15:40
  • t7S5

If this set has shake control, chargeable themes, clear stereo, clear bass & we could skip a song by pressing volume keys then i'll by it otherwise will go n purchase zylo..

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  • 2011-04-21 15:32
  • 2@jP

sony ericssion is the main cause of android fagmentation they always the phone with older version of android like android 1.6 donut in the xperia series before

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  • 2011-04-21 15:22
  • w9D%

Most south east asian people (including me) do not know much about OS and stuff about phones anyway,... But I do.

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  • 2011-04-21 15:08
  • sxtI

i think it will have updates like we had on x10 mini or x10, maybe it's 2.1 now because it's only a prototype

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  • 2011-04-21 15:07
  • 0Ugg

C'mon guys it's a low-end phone for emerging markets i don't know why you guys just bashing the S.E products, c'mon its way better than the Symbian crap and its surely upgradeable to 2.2 froyo.

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  • 2011-04-21 14:59
  • tt8b

Philippines :)

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  • 2011-04-21 14:53
  • v0qh

wow . They could've atleast change something other than the cover . I love SE but this is same-lame piece of sheet !

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  • 2011-04-21 14:52
  • t7N9

I love the design and I also have a soft spot for walkman(c) but I'd just raher have an X10 mini pro, I never got the point in making and remaking these ultra low end phones when they are not more compact than the more powerful older models.

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  • 2011-04-21 14:50
  • nmd7

This is a Lower Midrange type of Mobile so Don't Criticize

I just hope this have a Sound Enhancing Chip and not just a Walkman Player that it will really separate them from a Non Walkman Phone

This will be a Best Seller for ordinary people who loves music with a touch of an android

this is a perfect gift for a Girl who doesn't care about specs and updates.

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  • 2011-04-21 14:46
  • t7xc

looks pretty good.. n hot.. haha coz I have x8 in my hand with white dark blue combination color.. just want to say the radio on it feels really good in signal reception.. even better than my w902 radio..!! hope this walkman version has DSP chip or sumthing.. so itsn't just android with walkman player or vice versa..

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  • 2011-04-21 14:33
  • Kxx9

So, the only difference between this and the X8 is gonna be the Music player? Is it gonna have hardware music buttons? like Play/Pause, Next Track, Previous Track? Cuz if so, this could be a serious hit. It'd be really popular in India.

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  • 2011-04-21 14:31
  • uuh@

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