The Walkman series from Sony Ericsson is a brand enjoyed by many users all over the world. The sound clarity and the music features on any of the Walkman phones from Sony Ericsson has always been their pride. Now however, it’s been quite a long time since they have introduced any Walkman phones, nobody knows why. Maybe they were busy with the Xperia series of phones or maybe they were developing a new feel and look for their Walkman series.
It turns out that they were developing and working on bringing a new walkman series phone, this time with the latest features. Sony Ericsson has launched their first Walkman Android phone, the W8, which runs on the Android operating system. The phone has a very stylish design probably taken from the older Xperia line-up and finally gets a touchscreen.
Official Specifications of the Sony Ericsson W8, Walkman Android phone:
- A 3 inch Capacitive Touchscreen HVGA Display
- Android 2.1 Eclair with Timescape User Interface
- 128 MB of internal storage expandable up to 16GB via microSD slot
- 600MHz process with 168MB of RAM
- 3.2 megapixel camera, video recording and geo-tagging
- Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP, micro USB, a 3.5mm jack, accelerometer, light sensor and more
According to me, this phone is a feature phone and cannot be categorized as a Smartphone, but I’m pretty confident that this phone will do pretty well when it comes to music quality and playback. I used to love the Mega Bass equalizer present on my Walkman series W800i and also the packaged headphones. The W8 Walkman Android phone also has all those features!
The Sony Ericsson W8 Walkman Android phone will be available from Q2 of 2011 and is most likely to be available first in countries like India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines etc and in colors Azure Blue, Walkman Orange and Metallic Red. We have no word on the pricing yet, but it won’t cost you north of INR 10000 for sure.
[ via Sony Ericsson ]