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Sony Ericsson W8, the Walkman Phone on Android

It can finally be confirmed that Sony Ericsson is going to launch the Sony Ericsson W8, which shall be the first ever Android Walkman phone. It has been quite a while since we had seen a Walkman series phone by Sony Ericsson, it almost seemed history considering the current obsession of people with smartphones.

But all rumors have been proven true, and Sony Ericsson W8 shall be a reality soon, the phone expected to be released in South East Asian countries and India in the 2nd quarter of this year. Though the price has not been revealed yet, its specs have been made public and are as follows.

  • Azure Blue, Metallic Red, and Iconic Orange colors
  • Android 2.1 operating system
  • 3 inch Capacitive touch screen display
  • 168MB of RAM
  • 600MHz single-core processor
  • 3.2MP camera
  • A-GPS & Wi-Fi
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
Sony Ericsson W8

Sony Ericsson W8

Now, the bone of contention might be that why it has an older version of the Android system when more recent ones, such as the Android 2.2 are being extensively adopted by all the other mobile phones that at all run on Android. It seems to have a decent 168MB RAM, when the processor is an all powerful 600MHz single-core processor.

It has indeed gone all touch except for three buttons to control your music being played and receive call, etc. And, by the looks of it, the Sony Ericsson W8 is quite a killer in each of the three colors it comes in. The bright and young colors used lend it a very youthful and hip-hop look too. Any one complaining about the 3.2MP camera? Well, give it a chance! It is just a Walkman phone.

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2 Responses to Sony Ericsson W8, the Walkman Phone on Android

  1. ponvendhan January 2, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    I wonder how a smartphone has just 168MB RAM, its useless.

    • Abhishek Shukla January 14, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

      Ponvedhan, Previously there were many phones with less RAM even below 168MB as during those past days we don’t had games or functions which needs much RAM but this days it does.

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