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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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first android walkman phone is cute :)

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  • 2011-04-21 14:27
  • t7$d

Not much innovation in terms of product features in this phone. What is the difference from x8?

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  • 2011-04-21 14:21
  • Iax0

Android 2.1? seriously. Can't wait for Samsung Gs2 :)

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  • 2011-04-21 14:20
  • MR7m

Sony Ericsson get better and Android is helps them.

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  • 2011-04-21 14:12
  • nib9

They should make a powerful high-end Walkman Android phone, with big screen, slim running Gingerbread.. That will be even cooler just like Xperia Arc

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  • 2011-04-21 14:11
  • 2@TW

And this is y they have trouble making profits.No vision, I would suggest they make a flag ship walkman sporting a dual core, 4" screen, 8mp cam 1080p recording, support 4 all music file n video codecs support n also running gingerbread of course. After that they can mk feature walkman phones with gingerbread nt 2.0 or 2.1 nt even 2.2. Damn it Sony u are so sickening.

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  • 2011-04-21 14:06
  • Rn@Y

> In reply to ThorFolklore @ 2011-04-21 13:28 from tZkZ - click to readTrue, i would've regretted if i buy x8 instead of my p500...
P500 is so much snappier...

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  • 2011-04-21 14:01
  • ibpT

> In reply to [deleted post]If you use little bit of sense (considering there is any) you will see this handset is screaming 2 things a loud - "for-low-price-market", "for-mid-range-users". Technically both things are same and the point is, it is for those featured phone users who might want to level their investment up a bit and more of a music-lover first. For them it is a good pick for others it is not - so better fix the mind-set before bad-mouthing against any product. Not all of them are for high-end users or high-end uses.

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  • 2011-04-21 14:00
  • tPFi

what the hell they are doing with this divice.walkman is the most liked devise of music lover on mobile.but hey android 2.1,guys see the ram of it,common se,camera.but hey it might cost low....

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  • 2011-04-21 13:58
  • utvZ

another flop phone....what walkman???? walkman phone used to be w810 w830 w900 w800 w550i...those phone were called walkman phones...

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  • 2011-04-21 13:45
  • v$DT

battery should be good like other walkman brothers of it...

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  • 2011-04-21 13:38
  • Pxxd

They could have bumped up the screen resolution and added hardware playback shortcut keys...

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  • 2011-04-21 13:34
  • K7gN

Looks nice, But no flash?

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  • 2011-04-21 13:29
  • 8fEn

this would be a hit ........ in asia specially in the philippines , country of singers ...

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  • 2011-04-21 13:28
  • MkXk

Could have made it better, bit more stylish with Froyo/Gingerbread. Feels like Xperia only. Not a proper Walkman branding..

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  • 2011-04-21 13:28
  • tUcQ

No mention of its support for OS updates? If it cannot be upgraded to 2.2 or 2.3, a lot of folks will be turned off from it (those without the ability or who are unwilling to spend a lot of time rooting their phones). The only thing going for it now is its Walkman label. The rest of the specs are so yesteryear, they suggest a lower-midrange model, probably around the same pricing tier as the LG Optimus One P500.

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  • 2011-04-21 13:28
  • tZkZ

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