Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 announced

Darren Allan
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Sony Ericsson has unveiled a new smartphone, the Xperia X8.

The smaller brother to the Xperia X10, the X8 hopes to catch the wave of popularity that the X10 has enjoyed, with a more wallet friendly focus to boot.

The Android powered X8 comes with a 3 inch display, a 3.2 megapixel camera and a 600MHz processor. It will also have 2GB of storage (expandable up to 16GB), wi-fi and GPS.

It will launch with either Android 1.6 or 2.1, Sony Ericsson hasn’t yet confirmed which, but if it is the former the company promises a 2.1 upgrade for the phone will swiftly follow.

A focus on social and media aspects is also promised, with quick access to social networking via the built-in Timescape app.

Sony Ericsson stated: “The [X8] 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 favourite applications.”

The Xperia X8 will be launched in the third quarter, with the exact pricing yet to be confirmed, but the tag is expected to weigh in at under 200 Euros.


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