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Sony Ericsson Starts Shipping the Xperia X8 to World Markets
      10/07/10 03:34 PM

Sony Ericsson starts today shipping the Xperia X8 Android Smartphone to Europe and other world markets. Sony Ericsson said today that the Xperia X8 will ship with Android 1.6 and will get Android 2.1 update later this year. No exact timing for the update was announced. Here is more info on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Android smartphone:

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

Location-based services

* Google Maps
* Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation (free trial version)


* 3.5 mm audio jack
* Bluetooth technology
* Micro USB connector
* NeoReader barcode scanning app
* Sony Ericsson Sync
* USB mass storage
* USB support
* Wi-Fi

Google services

* Android Market Client
* Gmail
* Google Calendar
* Google Latitude
* Google Maps with Street View
* Google search widget
* Google Talk
* YouTube


* 16,777,216 colour TFT touchscreen
* Capacitive touchscreen
* 3.0 inches
* 320 x 480 pixels (HVGA)
* Scratch-resistant (min. pencil hardness 6H)


* In-Box:
* 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


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