Sony Ercisson today announced that the Xperia X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro smartphones will be upgraded to run on the Android 2.1 operating system in selected markets from Q3 2010 onwards and additional features such as HD video recording will be added to the X10 in Q4. Sony Ericsson also announced today the Xperia X8 with a 3.2 megapixel camera. The Xperia X8 will also run the Android 1.6 and get an update later to the Android 2.1. More info on 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 favorite 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.
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.
The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 at a glance
* 3,2 megapixel camera * Direct picture upload to Facebook * Geo tagging * Sony Ericsson Album application * Video recording
* Bluetooth stereo (A2DP) * PlayNow * Sony Ericsson Music Player * TrackID
* Bookmarks * Pan and zoom * WebKit web browser
* Facebook application * Sony Ericsson Timescape
* Push email * Instant messaging * Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support with Dataviz RoadSync * Picture messaging (MMS) * Predictive text input * Text messaging (SMS)
* Auto rotate * Picture wallpaper * Capacitive touchscreen
* Infinite button * Sony Ericsson FM radio * Video streaming * Video viewing
* Calendar * Flight mode * Phone book with dialer * Sony Ericsson Home with Widget * Notes
* 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
* 3.5 mm audio jack * Bluetooth technology * Micro USB connector * NeoReader barcode scanning app * Sony Ericsson Sync * USB mass storage * USB support * Wi-Fi
* Android Market Client * Gmail * Google Calendar * Google Latitude * Google Maps with Street View * Google search widget * Google Talk * YouTube
* 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
* 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
* White * Dark Blue/White * Aqua Blue/White * Pink/White * Silver/White